Articles written by: Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 29 Aug, 2014

Saudi delegation concludes “last-minute diplomacy” tour in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, Asharq Al-Awsat—A high-level Saudi delegation concluded its tour of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, meeting with UAE leadership to unite Gulf stances ahead of a critical GCC meeting on Saturday. The Gulf tour, which included visits to Doha and Manama, came within the framework of the Kingdom’s “last-minute diplomacy” to solve the ongoing rift within the GCC over Qatar. The delegation which consisted of Saudi Foreign Minister Pri...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 29 Aug, 2014

Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

Beirut, AP—The Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countryside. The slayings were the latest massacre attributed to the extremist group, which has terrorized rivals and civilians alike with widely publicized brutality in Syria and Iraq as it seeks to expand a proto-state it ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 29 Aug, 2014

Separatists say will allow “trapped” Ukrainian forces to withdraw

Moscow/Donetsk, Reuters—Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to al...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 28 Aug, 2014

US seeks coalition against ISIS, but military partners no sure bet

Washington, Reuters—The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists, including recruiting p...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 28 Aug, 2014

US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

Freetown, Sierra Leone, AP—A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 27 Aug, 2014

President-elect Erdoğan heralds “new Turkey” in last party speech

Ankara, Reuters—In a farewell speech to supporters of his Justice and Development Party (AKP), Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the AKP’s mission to resha...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 27 Aug, 2014

Yemeni president calls on Houthis to dismantle protest camps

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—In the latest development in the escalating dispute between the Yemeni government and the Houthi movement occupying sites across Sana’a, Yemeni Pr...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 27 Aug, 2014

Afghan election audit disrupted as candidate threatens to walk out

Kabul, Reuters—Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah withdrew observers from a UN-supervised audit of votes on Wednesday, a member of his team said, after threateni...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 27 Aug, 2014

Gaza ceasefire takes hold as focus turns to longer term

Gaza and Jerusalem, Reuters—A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza appeared to be holding early on Wednesday as the...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 26 Aug, 2014

Gaza ceasefire takes effect as Palestinians celebrate

Gaza and Jerusalem, Reuters—A ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza went into effect on Tuesday and jo...

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