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Salman Aldossary
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on : Wednesday, 1 Apr, 2015

Opinion: Limiting Losses in Yemen’s Conflict

No war in the world can be without its losses. Even when the police want to preserve the security of the people, damages can be inflicted. Like all wars, Operation Decisive Storm unfortunately will cause losses. Of course this is not to justify the shortcomings of what is expected to be a campaign of smart airstrikes. Tools of modern warfare have improved exponentially; Targets are determined in a precise manner and in advance as is the case with Operation Decisive Storm where strikes are aimed ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 1 Apr, 2015

Nigeria’s Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover

Abuja, Reuters—Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day after becoming the first politician in Nigeria's history to unseat a sitting leader at the ballot box. In an unprecedented step, Jonathan phoned Buhari to concede defeat and urged his supporters to accept the result, a signal of deepening democracy in Africa's most populous nation that few had expected. "President Jonathan ...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Wednesday, 1 Apr, 2015

Opinion: Saving Yemen

Only firm action works with those who understand nothing but the language of force, respect no agreements and treat dialogue as a maneuver to gain time. The outcomes of the Yeme...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2015

Coalition warships secure Yemen ports: Saudi Defense Ministry

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Warships from the Saudi-led Arab coalition targeting the Houthi movement in Yemen have successfully secured all the country’s ports, Saudi Arabia’...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2015

Opinion: GCC must unite on Yemen for sake of citizens

No one can deny that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has been the best example of pan-Arab efforts to achieve unity. But the GCC has always been at the receiving end of criticis...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Bringing Yemen’s Fox to Justice

Ali Abdullah Saleh's son Ahmed has seen his political future go up in smoke this week, and ultimately it is his father, the former president, who is responsible for this. Saleh, wh...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2015

Iran, powers push for nuclear deal as clock ticks toward deadline

Lausanne, Switzerland, Reuters—Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace at Tuesday's negotiations over a preliminary deal on the Iranian nuclear program, as their self-im...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Putin’s Inverted Logic

Fate has decreed that Mr. Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia—and everybody knows what Russia is— shares the same logic of Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Hezbollah mil...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 30 Mar, 2015

UK’s Cameron meets Queen, starts knife-edge election campaign

London, Reuters—Campaigning in Britain's closest election in decades began on Monday after Prime Minister David Cameron met Queen Elizabeth II to tell her parliament had been...

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Fahd Al-Zayabi
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on : Monday, 30 Mar, 2015

Saudi-led airstrikes cut off Iranian supplies to Houthis: defense ministry

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi-led airstrikes against the Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthi movement in Yemen have successfully cut off air supply lines to the movement from Tehran...

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