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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 27 Jan, 2015

Obama includes Republicans in big delegation to meet new Saudi King

New Delhi, Reuters—President Barack Obama will fly a 30-member delegation, including top officials and respected Republican foreign policy veterans, to Riyadh on Tuesday to meet Saudi Arabia's new King Salman Bin Abdulaziz as the crisis in neighboring Yemen continues to boil. The hastily scheduled trip to pay respects following the death last week of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz underscores a strengthening US-Saudi alliance that extends beyond oil interests to regional security. Cutti...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Tuesday, 27 Jan, 2015

Iraqi forces claim victory over ISIS in Diyala

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—At the same time that the Iraqi army has announced the liberation of Diyala province in the east of the country from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the region’s local tribes accused some of the Shi’ite volunteer forces who helped liberate the province of targeting Sunnis there. In a press conference held in Diyala province on Sunday, Hadi Al-Ameri, who leads the Badr Organization, the armed wing of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (a Shi’i...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 26 Jan, 2015

Kurds push ISIS out of Kobani after four-month battle

Beirut and Istanbul, Reuters—Kurdish forces took full control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, driving out remaining Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters to end...

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Waleed Abdul Rahman
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on : Monday, 26 Jan, 2015

Egypt sees bloody day on fourth anniversary of uprising

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—At least 18 people were killed and 52 injured in clashes throughout Egypt on Sunday, on the fourth anniversary of the January 2011 revolution that topp...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 26 Jan, 2015

Shi’ite rebels violently disperse demonstrators in Yemen

Sana'a, AP—Shi'ite rebels armed with knives and batons attacked and detained demonstrators Monday protesting against their power grab in Yemen's capital, witnesses said. The H...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 26 Jan, 2015

World leaders, Saudi people offer condolences on passing of King Abdullah

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—World leaders continued to flock to the Saudi capital Riyadh for the third day in a row on Sunday, to offer their condolences to the Custodian of the Two ...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Sunday, 25 Jan, 2015

Yemenis call for Hadi’s return as more provinces “cut ties” with capital

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Several Yemeni provinces have cut off ties with the capital Sana’a, now under the virtual control of the Houthi movement, as tens of thousands of demo...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 25 Jan, 2015

World leaders converge on Riyadh to pay tribute to King Abdullah

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Riyadh witnessed an unprecedented gathering of international dignitaries on Saturday, as world leaders gathered in the Saudi capital to pay their respects...

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Mohamed Hassan Shaban
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on : Sunday, 25 Jan, 2015

Egypt’s security foils 98% of terror attacks: Fayoum governor

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt’s security and military authorities are more than capable of defending the country from terrorist attacks, Fayoum Governor Hazem Atteya-A...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 24 Jan, 2015

Saudis pledge allegiance to new King, crown princes

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Prominent Saudi Arabian scholars, officials and citizens pledged allegiance to King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince Muqrin Bin Abdulaziz and ...

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