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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

US, South Korea, Japan seek to raise pressure on North’s nuclear program

Seoul, Reuters—The United States and two key Asian allies discussed how to increase pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program and will urge China to help bring Pyongyang back to the negotiating table, officials said. The talks in Seoul follows a test of what the North said was a submarine-launched ballistic missile earlier this month, which if true, could mean progress in the reclusive state's military capabilities. "We held specific discussions on ways to deter North K...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

Iraq Shi’ite militia take lead in campaign to reverse ISIS gains

Baghdad, Reuters—Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries said on Tuesday they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly sectarian code name that could infuriate its Sunni Muslim population. The United States described the code name as "unhelpful" while France, which will host a meeting of nations fighting ISIS next week, accused the Shi'ite-led government of failing to represent fully the...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 26 May, 2015

Platini pledges support for Jordan’s Prince Ali in FIFA presidency bid

Paris, Reuters—UEFA President Michel Platini has reiterated his support for Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein in the Jordanian's bid to usurp incumbent Sepp Blatter in this week's FI...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 26 May, 2015

Yemen: Volunteer forces retake southern province from Houthis, Saleh loyalists

Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—After two months of intense fighting, Popular Resistance forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi have re...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 26 May, 2015

China to extend military reach, build lighthouses in disputed waters

Beijing, Reuters—China outlined a strategy to boost its naval reach on Tuesday and held a groundbreaking ceremony for two lighthouses in disputed waters, developments likely ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 26 May, 2015

Iraq launches operation to drive ISIS from Anbar

Baghdad, AP—Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a military operation to drive the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) out of the western Anbar province, where the extremis...

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on : Monday, 25 May, 2015

John Nash, mathematician who inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ killed in car crash

New Jersey, Reuters—Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie A Beautiful Mind, was killed in a car crash a...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 24 May, 2015

Syria says Islamic State executes hundreds in Palmyra

Beirut, Reuters—Islamic State fighters have executed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday. I...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 24 May, 2015

Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects

Cleveland, Reuters—A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012...

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on : Saturday, 23 May, 2015

Shi’ite militias deploy to take on ISIS insurgents near Iraq’s Ramadi

Baghdad and Beirut, Reuters—A convoy of Shi'ite Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces set out from a base near Ramadi on Saturday to advance on areas held by the Islamic State...

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