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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Saturday, 25 Apr, 2015

Opinion: ISIS, Iran and the Larger Battle

Saudi Arabia, as well as all members of its coalition, are currently in a state of war against the main source of chaos in the region: Iran. Tehran is fomenting this chaos through its regional allies, from the Houthis in Yemen to Hezbollah in Lebanon to the sectarian National Mobilization forces in Iraq. At the same time, Saudi Arabia and the coalition are also at war with Sunni terrorist organizations, most prominently the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda. With Iran a...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Apr, 2015

ISIS takes military barracks, dam in Iraq’s Anbar: sources

Baghdad, Reuters—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Iraq took partial control of a water dam and military barracks guarding it in the western Anbar province after fierce fighting through the night that continued on Saturday, security sources and witnesses said. The Iraqi government announced a new offensive this month to recapture parts of Anbar, Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland, from Islamic State, in an attempt to build on an earlier victory against the group in th...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Apr, 2015

Saudi Arabia foils ISIS terrorist attack: official

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi security forces have foiled a terrorist attack by militants affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an Interior Ministry...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Apr, 2015

Insurgents seize large parts of Syria’s Jisr al-Shughourmonitor

Beirut, Reuters—Islamist insurgents including Al-Qaeda's wing in Syria the Al-Nusra Front on Saturday captured large parts of the northwestern Syrian town of Jisr al-Sh...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Apr, 2015

Devastating Nepal earthquake kills hundreds, triggers deadly Everest avalanche

Kathmandu, Reuters—A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing hundreds of people, toppling a 19th-century tower in ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 24 Apr, 2015

Euro zone warns Greece no cash till full reform deal

Riga, Reuters—Euro zone finance ministers warned Greece on Friday that its leftist government will get no more aid until it agrees a complete economic reform plan, as Ath...

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Fahd Al-Zayabi
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on : Friday, 24 Apr, 2015

Saleh cannot leave Yemen without Saudi approval: GCC official

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh cannot leave the country without the approval of Saudi Arabia, a Gulf official told Asharq Al-Awsat on...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 24 Apr, 2015

Opinion: Why is Rouhani coddling the military?

Even before they seized power in Tehran, Khomeini’s followers were known for their expertise in massaging the truth to suit their political aims. In anti-Shah demonstrations ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 24 Apr, 2015

UN invites Syrian parties to peace talks in Geneva in May

Geneva, Reuters—United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura has invited Syria's government and opposition groups for separate talks in Geneva next month in the latest b...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 24 Apr, 2015

German lawmakers call massacre of Armenians ‘genocide’, defying Turkey

Berlin, Reuters—The German parliament overwhelmingly approved on Friday a resolution branding the mass killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces...

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