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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Apr, 2015

Insurgents seize large parts of Syria’s Jisr al-Shughourmonitor

Beirut, Reuters—Islamist insurgents including Al-Qaeda's wing in Syria the Al-Nusra Front on Saturday captured large parts of the northwestern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shugur for the first time in the four year conflict. Syrian activists and a violence monitoring group said that fighters have pushed inside the town which lies on a road between the coastal city of Latakia and Syria's second city of Aleppo, after days of heavy fighting. Syrian state television said the army was eng...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Apr, 2015

Devastating Nepal earthquake kills hundreds, triggers deadly Everest avalanche

Kathmandu, Reuters—A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing hundreds of people, toppling a 19th-century tower in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and triggering a fatal avalanche on Mount Everest. There were reports of devastation in outlying areas of the Himalayan country after the quake struck with a magnitude of 7.9, its epicenter 50 miles (80 km) east of Nepal's second largest city, Pokhara. The worst quake to hit the imp...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 24 Apr, 2015

Euro zone warns Greece no cash till full reform deal

Riga, Reuters—Euro zone finance ministers warned Greece on Friday that its leftist government will get no more aid until it agrees a complete economic reform plan, as Ath...

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Fahd Al-Zayabi
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on : Friday, 24 Apr, 2015

Saleh cannot leave Yemen without Saudi approval: GCC official

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh cannot leave the country without the approval of Saudi Arabia, a Gulf official told Asharq Al-Awsat on...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 24 Apr, 2015

Opinion: Why is Rouhani coddling the military?

Even before they seized power in Tehran, Khomeini’s followers were known for their expertise in massaging the truth to suit their political aims. In anti-Shah demonstrations ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 24 Apr, 2015

UN invites Syrian parties to peace talks in Geneva in May

Geneva, Reuters—United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura has invited Syria's government and opposition groups for separate talks in Geneva next month in the latest b...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 24 Apr, 2015

German lawmakers call massacre of Armenians ‘genocide’, defying Turkey

Berlin, Reuters—The German parliament overwhelmingly approved on Friday a resolution branding the mass killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces...

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Osman Mirghani
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on : Friday, 24 Apr, 2015

Opinion: Death Boats and the Missing Solution for Libya

While the EU is actively responding to the “death boats” tragedy that has seen thousands of bodies washed ashore in Europe, the Arab world seems to be unconcerned about the vic...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 23 Apr, 2015

Saudi-led coalition still vigilant in face of Houthi aggression in Yemen: official

London and Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Restarting political dialogue in Yemen remains the only solution for ensuring the country’s future, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 23 Apr, 2015

Opinion: The Saudi Defense

Two days before the announcement of the end of Operation Decisive Storm, fires were still burning across Yemen and explosions could be heard in the mountainous areas around the Yem...

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