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Mirza Al-Khuwaylidi
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on : Saturday, 4 Jul, 2015

Kuwait: Sunnis, Shi’ites hold unity prayers

Kuwait City and Manama, Asharq Al-Awsat—Sunnis and Shi’ites held a joint prayer in Kuwait on Friday in a gesture of solidarity one week after an attack on a mosque left dozens killed and injured. Hundreds of members of both sects have gathered at Kuwait City’s grand mosque to show national unity in the wake of last week’s attack that killed 27 people and injured 227 at Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque. Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jabir Al-Sabah was among those attending the prayer...

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Caroline Akoum
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on : Friday, 3 Jul, 2015

Syria: Opposition says some Assad officials can have role in future government

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Syria’s armed opposition has said it is willing to allow members of President Bashar Al-Assad’s cabinet, who have not taken part in bloodshed, to participate in any future transitional government. Rami Dalati, a member of the Free Syrian Army's (FSA) Military Command Higher Council, told Asharq Al-Awsat that a Syrian opposition delegation will meet with the UN Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura in Istanbul on Friday to inform him about its willingness to accept so...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Friday, 3 Jul, 2015

Yemen: Government calls for joint Arab force to monitor withdrawal of Houthis

Riyadh and Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s government-in-exile has called on the UN to form a joint Arab military force to oversee the withdrawal of Houthi rebels from the ar...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 2 Jul, 2015

Egypt launches airstrikes against ISIS affiliate in Sinai

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt launched a series of airstrikes against militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in North Sinai on Wednesday, after o...

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Mohamed Ali Mohsen
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on : Thursday, 2 Jul, 2015

Houthi rockets kill dozens in south Yemen

Aden and Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Dozens of Yemenis have been killed and injured by rockets fired by Houthi rebels in a residential area in the southern city of Aden, health o...

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Monji Saidani
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on : Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2015

Tunisia: Report finds shortcomings in security over Sousse attack

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—An initial report by authorities in Tunisia into last week’s attack at a tourist resort in the coastal city of Sousse has found that both the country...

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Mohamed Hassan Shaban
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on : Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2015

ISIS affiliate claims coordinated attacks in Sinai, officials say 50 dead

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—At least 50 people were killed and 55 wounded on Wednesday after militants targeted army checkpoints in Egypt’s restive North Sinai region, security ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2015

Houthis free 1,200 prisoners, Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen: officials

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Houthi rebels on Tuesday released about 1,200 inmates, including Al-Qaeda suspects, from a prison in an area they control in central Yemen following...

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Mirza Al-Khuwaylidi
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on : Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2015

Kuwait investigates link between Shi’ite mosque attacker and “Peninsula Lions” group: source

Kuwait City, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kuwait is investigating whether the perpetrator of last week’s deadly attack on a Shi’ite mosque had links to the “Peninsula Lions,” an Al-Qa...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2015

Egypt mourns assassinated top prosecutor

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt held on Tuesday a state funeral for its top judicial official who was killed in a bomb blast in Cairo on Monday. Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s Chief P...

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