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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Apr, 2015

ISIS takes military barracks, dam in Iraq’s Anbar: sources

Baghdad, Reuters—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Iraq took partial control of a water dam and military barracks guarding it in the western Anbar province after fierce fighting through the night that continued on Saturday, security sources and witnesses said. The Iraqi government announced a new offensive this month to recapture parts of Anbar, Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland, from Islamic State, in an attempt to build on an earlier victory against the group in th...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Apr, 2015

Saudi Arabia foils ISIS terrorist attack: official

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi security forces have foiled a terrorist attack by militants affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an Interior Ministry spokesman announced. The “terrorist operation” would have seen seven car bombs target different sites across the Kingdom, with Riyadh also announcing that one of the suspects arrested later admitted to killing two police officers at a checkpoint in the Saudi capital earlier this month. In comments carried ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Apr, 2015

Insurgents seize large parts of Syria’s Jisr al-Shughourmonitor

Beirut, Reuters—Islamist insurgents including Al-Qaeda's wing in Syria the Al-Nusra Front on Saturday captured large parts of the northwestern Syrian town of Jisr al-Sh...

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Fahd Al-Zayabi
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on : Friday, 24 Apr, 2015

Saleh cannot leave Yemen without Saudi approval: GCC official

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh cannot leave the country without the approval of Saudi Arabia, a Gulf official told Asharq Al-Awsat on...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 24 Apr, 2015

UN invites Syrian parties to peace talks in Geneva in May

Geneva, Reuters—United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura has invited Syria's government and opposition groups for separate talks in Geneva next month in the latest b...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 23 Apr, 2015

Saudi-led coalition still vigilant in face of Houthi aggression in Yemen: official

London and Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Restarting political dialogue in Yemen remains the only solution for ensuring the country’s future, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 23 Apr, 2015

Diplomatic push for final Iran nuclear deal in Vienna

Vienna, Reuters—US Under Secretary Wendy Sherman and Tehran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi will resume talks about curbing Iran's nuclear program later on Thursd...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Wednesday, 22 Apr, 2015

Yemen: Decisive Storm comes to an end, Restoring Hope begins

Riyadh and Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—After almost four weeks of airstrikes, the Saudi-led coalition targeting the Houthi movement in Yemen announced that Operation Decisive S...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 21 Apr, 2015

Saudi-led coalition announces new “Arab Marshall Plan” to rebuild Yemen

Kuwait City and Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia and its allies involved in Operation Decisive Storm targeting the Houthi movement in Yemen have announced a new developme...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 21 Apr, 2015

Former Egyptian president Mursi jailed for 20 years

Cairo, Reuters—Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mursi was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges arising from the killing of protesters on Tuesday, nearly three years af...

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