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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Friday, 4 Sep, 2015

Yemen to appoint new PM, reduce ministries: official

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s exiled President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi is set to appoint a new prime minister and reduce the number of ministries "within the next few days", a government source has said, in a cabinet reshuffle aimed at “reducing costs and bureaucracy.” Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of anonymity, a Yemeni official said President Hadi will soon unveil a new government lineup, with a new prime minister and ministers who will be chosen “based on their co...

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Salman Aldosary
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on : Friday, 4 Sep, 2015

Opinion: King Salman in Washington

By choosing the United States to be the destination of his first visit since acceding to the Saudi throne, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz has dismissed speculation that the honeymoon between Washington and Riyadh was coming to an end. Both countries have changed their stances on several key issues. Nevertheless, the strategic, historic alliance between them never appeared to be threatened by the winds of change. It is true that their relations chilled and their s...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Thursday, 3 Sep, 2015

The Russian Novel is Back—with an American Accent

Ever wondered what happened to those thick Russian novels with dramatis personae large enough to populate the whole of Siberia? Well, decades of revolution, terror, war, an...

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Heba Qudsi
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on : Thursday, 3 Sep, 2015

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Washington for first US visit since becoming King

Washington and Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz arrives in Washington on Thursday to meet with President Barack Obama and U...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 3 Sep, 2015

Iran’s Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on nuclear deal with powers, criticizes US: state TV

Ankara, Reuters—Iran's Supreme Leader said on Thursday he favored a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran t...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Wednesday, 2 Sep, 2015

Turkish police raid offices of opposition newspaper

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkish police conducted raids on the offices of the opposition newspaper Bugün in Ankara on Tuesday, amid fears the government is cracking down on d...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 2 Sep, 2015

Opinion: The Return of the State

From Egypt to Lebanon and Iraq, we are seeing a resurgence in street mobilization. Each of the protest movements in these countries are calling for the state to once again fulfill ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 2 Sep, 2015

Kuwait charges 26 suspects over arms cache, alleges Iran link

Kuwait, Reuters—Kuwait has charged 26 people with possessing weapons and having contacts with Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group in order to plot attacks against the Gulf ...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Tuesday, 1 Sep, 2015

Opinion: Lebanon’s Hot Tin Roof

Some claim the street protests organized by civil society activists in the Lebanese capital Beirut point to the collapse of Lebanon’s political elite. Well, this isn’t exactly ...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Tuesday, 1 Sep, 2015

Iraq: Maliki, Nujaifi say PM’s decision to cancel vice president posts “unconstitutional”

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Two of Iraq’s three outgoing vice presidents say Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi’s decision to cancel their posts is unconstitutional. In exclu...

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