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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 27 Apr, 2015

Yemen’s government to present “evidence” to UN of ex-president Saleh’s involvement with Al-Qaeda

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The legitimate Yemeni government led by internationally recognized President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi is preparing a report to present to the United Nations detailing former president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s involvement with terror groups such as Al-Qaeda, the country’s foreign minister said on Sunday. Speaking at a press conference in London, Riyadh Yassin said Saleh had for years capitalized on the threat of Al-Qaeda’s franchise in Yemen, Al-Qaeda in the Arabi...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 27 Apr, 2015

Princess Hessa Bint Salman: Traditional print books still enjoy popularity in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—The traditional print book has not lost its luster despite the multiple new forms of publishing made possible by the Internet and the media, Saudi Princess Hessa Bint Salman Bin Abdulaziz said in a speech last week, during an event hosted by one of the Kingdom’s most prestigious universities to celebrate World Book Day. Princess Hessa was the guest of honor at the ceremony which was hosted by the King Saud University’s Women Campus on Thursday. The Saudi P...

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on : Monday, 27 Apr, 2015

Palestinian operatives helped free Syria hostages: official

Jerusalem, AP—A top Palestinian intelligence official provided first details on Sunday of the release of two Swedish hostages held in Syria for 17 months, saying the captors ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 27 Apr, 2015

Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear

Bhaktapur, Reuters—Thousands of Nepalis began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks and looming shortages of food and w...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 26 Apr, 2015

Magnitude 6.7 aftershock hits Nepal, causes panic

Kathmandu, AP— A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthqua...

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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 pro...

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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-Shughur: monitor

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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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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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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