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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 5 Mar, 2015

Sisi replaces interior minister in reshuffle

Cairo, AP—Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi reshuffled his cabinet on Thursday, replacing the powerful minister in charge of the nation's police along with six other ministers, state television reported. Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim, who oversees police, was replaced by another police general, Magdi Abdel-Ghafar, a career officer in the country’s State Security Agency. Sisi later named Ibrahim an adviser to the prime minister, a largely ceremonial position with little, i...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Thursday, 5 Mar, 2015

Yemen: Hadi seeks transfer of international aid to Aden

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi is seeking to have international aid transferred from the capital Sana’a, where Houthi rebels hold sway, to his new southern stronghold in Aden, Asharq Al-Awsat has learned. Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of anonymity, a Yemeni government source said President Hadi is trying to have international aid transferred to the Central Bank of Aden, which operates independently of the Iran-backed rulers of Sana’a...

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Caroline Akoum
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on : Thursday, 5 Mar, 2015

Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria may split from organization, fight ISIS: senior opposition member

Beirut and London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s official franchise in Syria, could split from the organization and create a new armed group to fight rival...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Thursday, 5 Mar, 2015

US and Iran reach “special understanding” over Tikrit offensive: sources

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Washington and Tehran have reached a “special understanding” over the forthcoming offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 5 Mar, 2015

Rebels attack Aleppo security building, monitor says dozens killed

Beirut, Reuters—Insurgents attacked a Syrian government security building in the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, bombing it and then launching a ground assault, sources...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 5 Mar, 2015

Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of US ambassador in South Korea

Seoul, Reuters—US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert underwent two-and-a-half hours of surgery after he was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist in an attack at a ...

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Samir Atallah
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on : Thursday, 5 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Ban Ki-moon and King Salman

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said recently that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz has managed to achieve in the first 10 days of his reign what no rul...

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Dalia Assam
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on : Thursday, 5 Mar, 2015

Egypt issues stamps to commemorate Arab screen legend

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt's postal service has issued stamps commemorating Egyptian actress Faten Hamama, one of the Arab world’s most celebrated screen actors, who died...

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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 revealed on Tuesday he was treated badly by his Al-Qaeda captors. Speaking to Asharq Al-A...

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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 Tue...

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