Articles written by: Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2015

Saudi Arabia says Turkey has right to self-defense

Jeddah and Istanbul, Asharq Al-Awsat/Reuters—Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said it supports Turkey’s right to defend itself against terrorist attacks, according to the Saudi Press Agency. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz said during a telephone call to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday that terrorist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) “constitute a danger to the region and the world’s safety and security, and must be eliminated.” Sa...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2015

NATO backs Turkey’s fight against ISIS

Brussels and Istanbul, Reuters—NATO offered political support for Turkey's campaign against militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday, and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan signaled the alliance may have a "duty" to become more involved. Turkey requested urgent consultations with its 27 NATO allies in Brussels after stepping up its role in the US-led fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) with airstrikes, also hitting Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) ca...

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

Dozens injured at Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli police storm compound

Tel Aviv, Asharq Al-Awsat—Israeli police attacked dozens of Palestinian worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday, after clashes broke out when police blocked acces...

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on : Sunday, 26 Jul, 2015

Iran launches charm offensive among wary Gulf states

Dubai and Manama, Reuters/Asharq Al-Awsat—Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif began a charm offensive in the Gulf on Sunday to defend a nuclear deal seen by some Ara...

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on : Saturday, 25 Jul, 2015

Turkey strikes ISIS, Kurdish militants in drive for “safe zone”

Ankara, Reuters—Turkish fighter jets and ground forces hit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Syria and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) camps in Iraq overnight ...

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

Turkey says jets strike ISIS targets in Syria

Ankara, AP—Turkish warplanes struck the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group targets across the border in Syria on Friday, government officials said, a day after ISIS mil...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 23 Jul, 2015

British university says Qur’an parchment among oldest

London, AP—A British university disclosed Wednesday that scientific tests prove a Qur’an manuscript in its collection is one of the oldest known and may have been written close...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 22 Jul, 2015

Turkey: Suruç suicide bomber identified, authorities explore ISIS link

Suruç and Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkish authorities have identified a suspected suicide bomber who on Monday killed 32 people and injured 100 in the Turkish district of Su...

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on : Tuesday, 21 Jul, 2015

UN Council backs Iran nuclear deal but Tehran hardliners object

United Nations and Dubai, Reuters—The United Nations Security Council on Monday backed Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers but the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guard a...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 20 Jul, 2015

Yemen: Around 100 killed in Houthi shelling of Aden district, says NGO

Aden and Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Around 100 people have been killed in shelling by Houthi rebels on the southern port city of Aden, according to international NGO Doctors Wit...

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