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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

Saudi diplomat says was treated “inhumanely” by Al-Qaeda captors

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Saudi diplomat recently freed from captivity in Yemen said he was not treated well by his Al-Qaeda captors. Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat Saudi Deputy Consul Abdullah Al-Khalidi said he was “guiltlessly” kidnapped by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in front of his residence in the Mansourah neighborhood of the southern city of Aden. “I was treated by AQAP captors inhumanely,” he said. Khalidi who was seized by AQAP in March 2012 returned ...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

Enhanced British military presence in region will benefit Gulf: British defense minister

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Plans to strengthen Britain’s military presence in Bahrain will benefit the entire Gulf region, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Tuesday during a visit to the Saudi capital Riyadh. Fallon, who was in Riyadh as part of a region-wide visit, said plans to expand facilities at the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Mina Salman Port will help Britain and its Gulf allies deal more swiftly with regional security threats. The base is used to support British...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

Yemen: Houthis, Saleh oppose Hadi’s call to hold talks in Riyadh

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—The rebel Houthi movement and Yemen’s ruling General People’s Congress (GPC) party turned down on Tuesday a proposal by embattled Yemeni Preside...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

After Netanyahu warnings, US, Iran resume talks

Montreux, Reuters—The US and Iranian foreign ministers began a third day of talks over Iran's nuclear program on Wednesday, just hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin N...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

More than 30 killed in coal mine blast in east Ukraine

Donetsk, Reuters—A blast at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed more than 30 people, a local official said on Wednesday, with dozens more ...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

Opinion: ISIS and the Brotherhood

The US is fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and so is Iran. At the same time, Washington is holding nuclear talks with Tehran and imposing sanctions on its gover...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

Opinion: The Reality of ‘Sexual Jihad’

One Arab writer argues that the three British schoolgirls of Asian origin—Kadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase—who left their homes and snuck into Syria to joi...

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Musaid Al-Zayani
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on : Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2015

Egypt conference will form “backbone” of economic growth: investment minister

Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt will launch a new economic development program aimed at revitalizing the country’s flailing economy during an upcoming major investment confere...

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Majid Al-Amir
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on : Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2015

Jordan Brotherhood leadership “illegitimate”: former Supreme Guide

Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat—A former head of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood slammed the organization's current leadership as “illegitimate and illegal,” after the Jordanian gov...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2015

Kingdom, Turkey look to patch up strained relationship

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Monday, as...

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