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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 1 Sep, 2014

Houthi leader calls for civil disobedience against Yemen government

Sana’a, Reuters—Defying calls by the UN Security Council to end hostilities against the Yemeni government, a Houthi tribal leader on Sunday urged supporters to wage a campaign of civil disobedience until their demands are met. The Houthis, who have been fighting for years for more power for their Zaydi Shi'ite Muslim sect in north Yemen, have massed tens of thousands of supporters on the outskirts of the capital, Sana’a. Some have set up encampments in the city near the Interior Min...

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Michel Abu Najm
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on : Monday, 1 Sep, 2014

Saudi Crown Prince to hold meeting with French president

Paris, Asharq Al-Awsat—French President François Hollande will hold a meeting on Monday evening with Saudi Crown Prince, Prime Minister and Deputy Defense Minister Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the Presidential Palace in Paris announced on Sunday. Crown Prince Salman started a three-day official visit to France on Monday, his first official visit to France in his capacity as Crown Prince. Senior diplomatic sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that President Hollande extended an official invitatio...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Monday, 1 Sep, 2014

New Libyan cabinet to be formed “within a week”: parliamentary speaker

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—The formation of a new Libyan government is imminent, the country’s interim speaker of parliament, Faraj Bouhashem, told Asharq Al-Awsat on Sunday. ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014

Lebanese minister calls for ISIS flag burners to face trial

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lebanon’s justice minister has called for the “sternest punishments” to be applied to individuals who burned the flags of the militant groups th...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014

Talks on new Iraqi government collapse

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Talks between the Sunni Iraqi Forces Alliance and the Shi’ite National Alliance on the formation of a new Iraqi government led by Prime Minister-de...

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Fahd Al-Zayabi
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on : Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014

GCC ministerial meeting concludes with Qatar dispute unresolved

Jeddah and Kuwait City, Asharq Al-Awsat—The dispute between Qatar and its neighbors Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates remains unresolved, despite positive st...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014

US planes strike militants near Iraq’s Amerli, airdrop aid

Baghdad and Washington, Reuters—T he United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters near the besieged Shi'ite town ...

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Mahmoud Abu Awad
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on : Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014

Movement across Gaza crossings remain slow: official

Gaza, Asharq Al-Awsat—Movement across Gaza’s main border crossings with Egypt and Israel remain slow despite indications of possible changes being enforced following th...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 30 Aug, 2014

GCC agrees to honor commitments on regional security

Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) unanimously agreed to fulfill their commitments on safeguarding the security of the Gulf region following the c...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 30 Aug, 2014

Iran says new US curbs conflict with spirit of nuclear talks

Dubai and Vienna, Reuters—Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday new US sanctions were against the spirit of Tehran's nuclear negotiations with world powers, b...

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