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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 30 May, 2015

Syrian air raids kill dozens of civilians in north: monitoring group

Beirut, Reuters—A Syrian air force raid killed at least 59 civilians at a market in a town held by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in northern Syria on Saturday, according to a monitoring group. The strike on the town of Al-Bab, northeast of the city of Aleppo, used barrel bombs—steel drums full of shrapnel and explosives, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has denied the air force uses such devices. Dozens of people were...

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Tariq Alhomayed
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on : Saturday, 30 May, 2015

Opinion: Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces are Terrorists

Since the emergence of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), we have heard one refrain of politspeak be repeated at any and every meeting between Arab and Western officials, particularly US officials: “The two sides agreed on the need for coordination in the fight against ISIS,” or something along these lines. This, of course, is all well and good, but what about other terrorist organizations? It is puzzling that there are some terrorist groups that must be fought, and ot...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 30 May, 2015

Saudi Arabia mourns Dammam mosque attack victims

Dammam, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudis have condemned the suicide bomb attack on a Shi’ite mosque in the eastern city of Dammam on Friday as details of the foiled terrorist plo...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 30 May, 2015

US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline

Geneva, AP—A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, the top US and Iranian diplomats gathered in Geneva Saturday in an effort to bridge differences over how quickly to ease ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 29 May, 2015

Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

Zurich, AP—Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate US and Swiss criminal investigations int...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 29 May, 2015

Saudi security foils terrorist attack on Dammam mosque

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi security forces have foiled a terrorist attack on a Shi’ite mosque in the eastern city of Dammam on Friday, a security spokesman confirmed...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Friday, 29 May, 2015

Iraq: Nineveh governor sacked following ISIS advances

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Against the backdrop of the ongoing advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in eastern Nineveh governorate in Iraq, a political s...

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Nayef Al-Rasheed
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on : Friday, 29 May, 2015

Houthis must comply with UN resolutions before any dialogue: Yemen president

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s exiled government and several political factions said on Thursday that they refuse to negotiate with the Houthi rebel group unless it withdr...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 29 May, 2015

Syria rebels capture last government-held town in Idlib province

Amman, Reuters—The Syrian army has pulled back from the northwestern city of Ariha after a coalition of insurgent groups seized the last city in Idlib province in northwester...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 29 May, 2015

Nigerians celebrate as Muhammadu Buhari takes over

Abuja, Nigeria,AP—Nigerians celebrated their newly reinforced democracy Friday, dancing and singing songs and praises at the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari, the first candidate...

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