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on : Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2015

Kingdom, Turkey look to patch up strained relationship

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Monday, as the two countries looked to patch up recently strained relations. Erdoğan, who was in the Kingdom for an official state visit, was received by King Salman at the Royal Palace in Riyadh, where the two leaders discussed ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation in a number of different areas as well as issues of joint...

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on : Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2015

Iraqi forces try to seal off ISIS around Tikrit

Baghdad, Reuters—Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the radical Sunni Islamist militants. Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani, who has helped coordinate Baghdad's counterattacks against ISIS since it seized much of northern Iraq in June, was overseeing at least part of the operation, witne...

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on : Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2015

Mourners pay respects to murdered Kremlin critic Nemtsov

Moscow, Reuters—Several hundred Russians, many carrying red carnations, queued on Tuesday to pay their respects to Boris Nemtsov, the Kremlin critic whose murder last week sh...

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on : Monday, 2 Mar, 2015

Netanyahu arrives in US, signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech

Washington, Reuters—The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan...

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on : Sunday, 1 Mar, 2015

Spanish PM hits back at Greek accusation of anti-Athens “axis”

Reuters—Spain's center-right Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy hit back on Sunday against accusations from Greece's leftist premier that Spain and Portugal had led a conservative ...

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on : Sunday, 1 Mar, 2015

Egypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional

Cairo, AP—An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliament...

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on : Sunday, 1 Mar, 2015

Russians to march in memory of murdered critic of Putin

Moscow, Reuters—Opposition supporters will march through Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has increased concern about Russia's future ...

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on : Saturday, 28 Feb, 2015

Jailed Kurdish leader calls on PKK to lay down arms

Ankara, AP—Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called on his fighters to lay down arms as part of a peace process to end a 30-year insurgency, Turkey's main K...

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on : Saturday, 28 Feb, 2015

Iraq says to track down antiquities after ISIS museum rampage

Baghdad, Reuters—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants who destroyed priceless antiquities from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have kept some artifacts to sell, ...

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on : Saturday, 28 Feb, 2015

Kurdish fighters rout ISIS militants from town near Iraq

Beirut, AP—Backed by US-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State of Iraq ...

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