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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 Arabia’s Interior Ministry said on Sunday. Saudi law enforcement agencies had not previously encountered the man, identified by Kuwaiti authorities as 23-year-old Saudi citizen Fahd Suleiman Abdul Mohsen Al-Qabba’a, in relation to any terrorism-related activities, according to an Interior Ministry statement. ...

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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 for consultations before returning to push for a breakthrough. Iranian media said Mohammad Javad Zarif's trip was planned in advance. Still, the fact that he was leaving the talks so close to the Tuesday deadline reflected his need to get instructions on how to proceed on issues where the sides remain apart—amon...

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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Aden, Sana’a and Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Houthi movement currently in control of large parts of Yemen have withdrawn some of their militias from the southern port city ...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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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 28 Jun, 2015

EU’s Mogherini says “not impossible” to get Iran nuclear deal before Tuesday deadline

Paris and Vienna, Reuters—European Union foreign policy chief Frederica Mogherini said on Sunday it was not impossible to get a deal between world powers and Iran over its nu...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 27 Jun, 2015

Kurds secure Syria’s Kobani as ISIS targets northeast

Beirut, Reuters—Syrian Kurdish fighters said they had fully secured the town of Kobani near the Turkish border on Saturday and killed more than 60 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 27 Jun, 2015

Dozens killed in attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France

Sousse, AP—A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 39 people—one of three deadl...

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on : Thursday, 25 Jun, 2015

Hezbollah undermining efforts to free Lebanese Nusra Front hostages: source

Beirut and London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Hezbollah has been obstructing recent efforts to secure the release of 16 Lebanese hostages abducted by the Al-Nusra Front extremist group ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 25 Jun, 2015

Car bomb aimed at UAE officials kills three Somali soldiers in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Reuters—A car bomb targeting military instructors from the United Arab Emirates exploded in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday, injuring no UAE citizens but ...

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on : Wednesday, 24 Jun, 2015

Syrian Kurds say ISIS shoring up de facto capital Raqqa

Beirut, Reuters—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters appear to be shoring up their defenses around their Syrian stronghold Raqqa city after losing ground to Kurdis...

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