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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 dissolved, teeing up a fraught battle to govern a 2.8 trillion US dollar economy. Cameron made the journey to Buckingham Palace to see the monarch in an armored limousine as TV crews buzzed overhead, a formality marking the end of five years of coalition government between his Conservatives and the center-left Libe...

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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, Saudi Arabia’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday. In his daily briefing on the progress of the air assaults—dubbed Operation Decisive Storm—Defense Ministry spokesman Brig. Ahmed Bin Hassan Assiri told reporters the Houthis had used a recent deal signed between Yemen and Iran’s civil aviation authori...

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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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Salman Aldossary
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on : Monday, 30 Mar, 2015

Opinion: King Salman’s Decisive Offer

“At this time, when we did not wish to take this decision [the Saudi-led offensive in Yemen], we wish to emphasize that Riyadh is still leaving the door open to all Yemeni politi...

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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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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 29 Mar, 2015

Germanwings crash co-pilot may have had detached retina: newspaper

Berlin, Reuters—The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 29 Mar, 2015

Nine killed in Tunisian anti-terrorism operations

Tunis, AP—Tens of thousands of Tunisians from across the political spectrum marched through the capital Sunday to denounce extremist violence after a deadly museum attack on ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 29 Mar, 2015

Arab summit agrees on unified military force for crises

Sharm El-Sheikh, Reuters—Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya and as regi...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Sunday, 29 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Iran’s allies are the Houthis’ allies

There is nothing strange in Iran and its allies being the only ones who are standing with the Houthis, while it is the rest of the world that is standing against their rebellion an...

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