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Obaid Al-Suhaymi
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on : Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2015

Manama authorities arrest several people in connection with terror attack

Manama, Asharq Al-Awsat—Bahraini authorities arrested several people on Wednesday, in connection with a terrorist attack which took place on Tuesday and was the deadliest bombing in the country since March 2014, the Bahrain News Agency reported. The attack took place outside a girls' school in the eastern village of Sitra, killing two policemen and wounding six other people. Prime Minister Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa said that "foreign elements" were behind the attack, but ...

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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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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2015

Saudi FM denounces Iran’s “aggressive” rhetoric following nuclear deal

Riyadh and Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Monday criticized recent "aggressive statements" made by Iranian officials towards oth...

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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 Rece...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Monday, 27 Jul, 2015

Yemen: Ground fighting continues despite ceasefire

Riyadh and Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fighting on the ground in Yemen continued on Monday despite a five-day ceasefire declared by the Saudi-led coalition targeting the Houthi...

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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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Thair Abbas
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on : Sunday, 26 Jul, 2015

Turkey, US to begin joint offensive against ISIS in Syria: sources

Beirut and Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkey and the United States are to begin a joint offensive that will see them coordinate airstrikes on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Sunday, 26 Jul, 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition declares five-day ceasefire

Riyadh, Sana’a and Aden, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Saudi-led coalition targeting the Houthi movement in Yemen declared a five-day humanitarian ceasefire on Saturday, according to...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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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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Mohamed Ali Mohsen
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on : Saturday, 25 Jul, 2015

Government loyalists close in on Yemen’s largest air base: defense official

Aden, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fighters loyal to Yemen’s government-in-exile on Friday clashed with Houthis inside the rebel-held Al-Anad Air Base, the country’s largest, after captur...

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