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on : Saturday, 31 Jan, 2015

Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

Donetsk, Associated Press—Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round of peace talks failed. Five people were killed as they were waiting for humanitarian aid outside a community center and two people were killed in the same neighborhood when a mortar shell landed near a bus s...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Jordan awaits proof hostage is alive after swap deadline

Tokyo, Associated Press—The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group that is holding them captive. Jordan has said it will only release an Al-Qaeda prisoner, Sajida al-Rishawi, from death row if it gets proof the pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, is alive and so far has received no such evidenc...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Egypt: Sisi cuts short Ethiopia visit after 32 killed in Sinai

Cairo, Reuters—Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi cut short a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit on Friday after the Egyptian wing of the Islamic State of...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 30 Jan, 2015

Romney opts against 2016 run for president

Washington, Reuters—Republican Mitt Romney opted out of the 2016 presidential race on Friday after considering whether to run for a third time, telling supporters it is time ...

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on : Friday, 30 Jan, 2015

Saudi King orders major cabinet shake-up

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz ordered a major cabinet reshuffle and awarded bonuses to all state employees in a string of royal decre...

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on : Friday, 30 Jan, 2015

Syria: Battle between Al-Qaeda and Western-backed group spreads

Beirut, Reuters—Fighting between the Syrian arm of Al-Qaeda and Western-backed rebels in northern Syria spread from Aleppo province into neighboring Idlib on Friday, th...

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EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions, delays decision on new steps

Brussels and Kiev, Reuters—European Union foreign ministers extended existing sanctions against Russia on Thursday, holding off on tighter economic measures for now but winni...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015

Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any ISIS trade

Amman, AP—Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported th...

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on : Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015

Malaysia declares MH370 an “accident”, airline to proceed with compensation

Kuala Lumpur, Reuters—Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to v...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015

Japan says it trusts Jordan to help ISIS hostage

Tokyo, AP—Japan said it was putting its trust in Jordan to help gain the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, after the ...

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