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Arafat Madabish
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on : Sunday, 30 Aug, 2015

Ground operation “imminent” as coalition forces continue to arrive in central Yemen: source

Sana’a and Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—A coordinated ground operation including forces from the Saudi-led anti-Houthi coalition, the Yemeni army, and volunteers loyal to Yemen's government will soon be launched to liberate areas of the country still under the control of the Iran-backed Houthi movement, a source close to the government said. Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat, the source, who requested anonymity, said coalition forces were meanwhile continuing to arrive in the central Ma’rib pr...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 30 Aug, 2015

Opinion: The True Face of the Iranian Regime

The Iranian regime’s bad reputation is not merely propaganda that has been fabricated against it ever since the revolution against the Shah—as it maintains. It is actually the true face of a regime that has for more than 36 years exported conflict, revolution, violence, and extremist and hostile ideologies against any local, regional, or international voice that disagrees with it. This bad reputation is a direct result of several malicious acts perpetrated by the regime—including a...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 30 Aug, 2015

Syria: Zabadani ceasefire between Hezbollah, Syrian rebels breaks down

Beirut, Reuters—A ceasefire in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border and in two villages to the north has broken down after renewed heavy shelling, the Syrian Observatory fo...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 29 Aug, 2015

Yemen army enlists thousands of southern fighters: presidential adviser

Aden, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s exiled President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi on Friday ordered the formation of a new brigade consisting of about 5,000 fighters mainly from the strate...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 29 Aug, 2015

Iraqi PM orders easier access to Baghdad’s Green Zone

Baghdad, Reuters—Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on Friday ordered security forces to ease access to Baghdad's fortified Green Zone and main streets, in an apparent bid to i...

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Salman Aldosary
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on : Saturday, 29 Aug, 2015

Opinion: Where are the other three Khobar Towers suspects?

All the 19 years he spent living in hiding and under assumed identities did not protect Ahmed Al-Mughassil from being eventually caught. Mughassil, who thought he had escaped from ...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 28 Aug, 2015

Opinion: Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan, and Obama’s Illusions

Promoting the “deal” he claims he has made with Iran, President Barack Obama is trying to cast himself as heir to a tradition of “peace through negotiations” followed by US...

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Mirza Al-Khuwaylidi
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on : Friday, 28 Aug, 2015

Mughassil was arrested by Lebanese authorities at Beirut airport: report

Dammam, Asharq Al-Awsat—Ahmed Al-Mughassil, the suspected mastermind of the 1996 Kohbar Towers bombing, was arrested at Beirut’s airport by the Lebanese authorities three weeks...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 28 Aug, 2015

British hacker for ISIS killed in US drone strike in Syria: sources

Washington, Reuters/Asharq Al-Awsat—A British hacker who US and European officials said became a top cyber expert for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been killed in a ...

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Yousef Al-Dayni
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on : Thursday, 27 Aug, 2015

Opinion: Goodbye Heikal!

I wrote this article after I decided to free myself of the burden of fear that characterized many of the past attempts to criticize Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, the man who contribute...

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