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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 27 Mar, 2015

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen target rebel stronghold in north

Sana'a, AP—Saudi Arabia bombed the northern stronghold of Yemen's Shi'ite rebels and key military installations on Friday as a coalition led by the Gulf kingdom carried out airstrikes for a second day. The strikes hit at least six provinces, including an eastern area rich in oil and gas. The military action is turning impoverished and chaotic Yemen into a new front in the rivalry between Sunni heavyweight Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite power Iran, which supports the rebels known as Houthis. I...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Thursday, 26 Mar, 2015

Yemen FM calls for major Arab military intervention

Sharm El-Sheikh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen's Foreign Minister Riyadh Yassin has called for Arab military intervention in Yemen, warning that Tehran is supplying the Shi'ite Houthi movement with heavy artillery, in comments to Asharq Al-Awsat on the sidelines of a forthcoming Arab League summit in Sharm El-Sheikh. Yassin said Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi is currently on his way to the Red Sea resort to attend the Arab League summit after being forced to flee Aden following th...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 26 Mar, 2015

Saudi airstrikes target rebel bases in Yemen

Sana'a, AP—Saudi Arabia bombed key military installations in Yemen on Thursday after announcing a broad regional coalition to oust Shiite rebels that forced the country's emb...

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Fahd Al-Zayabi
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on : Wednesday, 25 Mar, 2015

Saudi backing Baghdad will accelerate ISIS’s end: Araji

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia will re-open its embassy in Baghdad before the end of April, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Baha Araji told Asharq Al-Awsat. Speakin...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 25 Mar, 2015

Saudi judiciary is independent: King Salman

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz has affirmed that the Kingdom’s judiciary is independent of the executive and that its judicial system is based ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 25 Mar, 2015

Yemen: Houthi militia sweeps toward Aden in threat to president

Aden, Reuters—Houthi forces in Yemen backed by allied army units seized a key air base on Wednesday and appeared poised to capture the southern port of Aden from defenders loya...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 24 Mar, 2015

Arab-Israeli political leaders reject Netanyahu’s apology

Jerusalem, AP—Arab political leaders in Israel on Tuesday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's apology for comments he made in last week's national elections that offen...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Tuesday, 24 Mar, 2015

Iraqi FM welcomes Saudi efforts to reopen embassy in Baghdad

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari praised Saudi Arabia’s “serious” efforts to reopen its embassy in Baghdad in a joint press conference ...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Monday, 23 Mar, 2015

Yemen’s Hadi calls for no-fly zone, GCC military intervention

Riyadh and Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s internationally-recognized government on Sunday called on the UN and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to impose a no-fly zone ove...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 23 Mar, 2015

Islamic State moves west to attack Syrian army in Homs: monitor

Beirut, Reuters—Islamic State fighters attacked a military airport in Syria's Homs province on Monday as they pushed on with an offensive against government strongholds towards t...

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