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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

Iraq Shi’ite militia take lead in campaign to reverse ISIS gains

Baghdad, Reuters—Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries said on Tuesday they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly sectarian code name that could infuriate its Sunni Muslim population. The United States described the code name as "unhelpful" while France, which will host a meeting of nations fighting ISIS next week, accused the Shi'ite-led government of failing to represent fully the...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 26 May, 2015

Yemen: Volunteer forces retake southern province from Houthis, Saleh loyalists

Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—After two months of intense fighting, Popular Resistance forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi have recaptured the southern Al-Dalea province from Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Yemeni tribal sources from the Popular Resistance—which includes tribal and other civilian volunteers—told Asharq Al-Awsat on Monday the forces were now in “complete control” o...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 26 May, 2015

Iraq launches operation to drive ISIS from Anbar

Baghdad, AP—Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a military operation to drive the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) out of the western Anbar province, where the extremis...

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Asma Al-Ghabiri
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on : Monday, 25 May, 2015

Yemen: UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva postponed

Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—UN-sponsored peace talks between Yemen’s internationally recognized government and the Shi’ite Houthi movement in control of large parts of the co...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 24 May, 2015

Syria says Islamic State executes hundreds in Palmyra

Beirut, Reuters—Islamic State fighters have executed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday. I...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 23 May, 2015

Shi’ite militias deploy to take on ISIS insurgents near Iraq’s Ramadi

Baghdad and Beirut, Reuters—A convoy of Shi'ite Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces set out from a base near Ramadi on Saturday to advance on areas held by the Islamic State...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 23 May, 2015

Saudi Arabia vows to hunt down Qatif attack “masterminds”

Qatif and Dammam, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia vowed to hunt down those behind the deadly terrorist attack on a Shi’ite mosque in the village of Al-Qadeeh in the east...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 22 May, 2015

Saudi Arabia: Suicide bomber targets Qatif mosque

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—A suicide attack has taken place at a Shi’ite mosque in the eastern province of Qatif resulting in a number of deaths, a Saudi Interior Ministry...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Friday, 22 May, 2015

Gaddaf Al-Dam: West preparing for new military intervention in Libya

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam, cousin and former confidant of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has warned that the West is “beating the drums of...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Friday, 22 May, 2015

Yemen tribes set to attack key Houthi stronghold

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemeni tribal fighters loyal to legitimate President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi are preparing to launch a ground attack on the Houthi rebel heartland ne...

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