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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’s Defense Ministry said on Monday. In his daily briefing to reporters, Defense Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri said coalition warships had implemented a sea blockade of all Yemen’s ports, cutting off all entry and exit points. He added that the ongoing air campaign had also destroyed a cache of ballis...

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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 criticism from the people of the Gulf. Rarely have they been satisfied with its performance; they often underestimate its benefits, claiming that they have not received the perks they were expecting as citizens of GCC countries. They are right to a certain degree: the performance of the GCC has not been satisfying even to Gulf...

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

Iran says US drone kills two advisers in Iraq, US denies claim

Baghdad, AP—Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps says a US drone strike has killed two of its advisers in Iraq, though the US said on Monday it has only struck militants ...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Monday, 30 Mar, 2015

Opinion: The Curse of Ali Abdullah Saleh

Following the ouster of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2011, I visited Yemen twice, with my last visit coming just over three months ago. During those visits I al...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Sunday, 29 Mar, 2015

Iraq President: ISIS will soon be forced out of Iraq

Sharm El-Sheikh, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Iraq continues its operations to retake the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and begins preparations for...

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