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

Houthis free 1,200 prisoners, Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen: officials

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Houthi rebels on Tuesday released about 1,200 inmates, including Al-Qaeda suspects, from a prison in an area they control in central Yemen following an attack by forces loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, officials said. The rebels, who control large parts of Yemen, opened the prison gates as Hadi loyalists, known as the Popular Resistance force, pressed towards the southwestern suburb in Taiz, Yemen’s third-largest city, where the prison is located. ...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2015

Opinion: A Bloody Friday in Ramadan

Last Friday was indeed a painful and sad day in the month of Ramadan, yet it is no more sufficient to merely express sorrow and abhorrence and call for national unity. As targeting mosques and murdering innocent people continue, all talk may be both useless and meaningless. Some may link the Al-Sadiq Mosque bombing in Kuwait to the escalating sectarian tensions in the Gulf region—a direct result of the Khomeinist revolution sowing the seeds of extremism only to make us all reap Al-Qaeda’s...

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Mirza Al-Khuwaylidi
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on : Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2015

Kuwait investigates link between Shi’ite mosque attacker and “Peninsula Lions” group: source

Kuwait City, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kuwait is investigating whether the perpetrator of last week’s deadly attack on a Shi’ite mosque had links to the “Peninsula Lions,” an Al-Qa...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2015

Egypt mourns assassinated top prosecutor

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt held on Tuesday a state funeral for its top judicial official who was killed in a bomb blast in Cairo on Monday. Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s Chief P...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Monday, 29 Jun, 2015

Houthis call for “national partnership” government

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Houthi movement currently in control of large parts of Yemen is seeking to form a “national partnership” government composed of different Ye...

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Khalid Mahmoud
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on : Monday, 29 Jun, 2015

Rival Libyan factions meet for first time in UN-sponsored talks

Rabat and Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libya’s rival parliaments on Sunday met for the first time for talks on a UN-sponsored proposal which would see them sharing power in the w...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 29 Jun, 2015

Kuwait mosque suicide bomber not known to Saudi authorities: Interior Ministry

Kuwait City and Dammam, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Saudi man who carried out a suicide bombing at a Shi’ite mosque in Kuwait on Friday had no previous terror convictions, Saudi Ar...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 29 Jun, 2015

Iran talks to miss June 30 deadline

Vienna, AP—A senior US official on Sunday acknowledged that the Iran nuclear talks will go past their June 30 target date, as Iran's foreign minister prepared to head home fo...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 28 Jun, 2015

Yemen: Houthis partially withdraw from Aden as Hadi loyalists step up resistance

Aden, Sana’a and Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Houthi movement currently in control of large parts of Yemen have withdrawn some of their militias from the southern port city ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 28 Jun, 2015

Saudi Arabia condemns Friday terror attacks

Kuwait City and Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia has condemned the “cowardly and criminal” terror attacks which took place on Friday in Kuwait, Tunisia, and France, an...

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