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Heba El Koudsy
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on : Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2016

Washington Hints at a Military “Plan B” in Syria in the Event that the Ceasefire Fails

The US Secretary of State John Kerry said that the United States may resort to an alternative “Plan B” and a new military initiative in Syria in the event that there is a lack of progress in securing a ceasefire in the country. Kerry said in an interview with David Ignatius, a journalist at The Washington Post, that he has hoped Moscow would realise that reaching a peaceful solution would guarantee a political transition that would serve its interests since the beginning of the Russia...

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Sa'ed Al-Abyadh
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on : Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2016

Legitimate Forces in Yemen Advance Towards Sana’a

The Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz who is also Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense inspected Saudi troops in the southern region yesterday and chaired a meeting in which the military situation in the region and recent military operations carried out by units in accordance with the plans prepared were discussed. Prince Mohammed visited an advanced field hospital for armed forces in Jazan where he met the injured and conveyed to them the greetin...

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on : Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2016

Rouhani Slams Far-reaching Corruption in Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized an influential party without directly mentioning its name. The criticism stemmed from its deep involvement in both corruptio...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 9 Feb, 2016

King Salman Center for Relief Distributes 4,000 Food Baskets in Taiz

Riyadh- King Salman Relief and Humanitarian Aids Center has recently distributed 4,000 food baskets in Al Wazi'iyah District at Taiz Governorate through the Humanitarian Aid Co...

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Sami Amara
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on : Tuesday, 9 Feb, 2016

Putin, King Hamad Agree on Syrians’ Right to Decide Their Fate

Near the black sea at the Russian city Sochi, President Vladimir Putin confirmed King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, that Russia considered Bahrain to be an important pa...

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Musaid Al-Zayani
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on : Tuesday, 9 Feb, 2016

The UAE Creates a “Ministry of Happiness” and Government Services are Assigned to the Private Sector

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) created a new “minister of state for happiness” position in the government yesterday. The basic responsibilities for this position include th...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Tuesday, 9 Feb, 2016

Houthis Must Surrender to Circumvent Further Bloodshed

Yemeni Presidential Advisor Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Muflihi exhorted the Houthi insurgents and the ousted former President Ali Abdullah Saleh to surrender on a military level. ...

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Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Tuesday, 9 Feb, 2016

The World Bank to Asharq Al-Awsat: Aid to Syrian Refugees Will be Monitored Every 6 Months

The Vice President of the World Bank for the Middle East and North Africa Hafez Ghanem confirmed to Asharq Al-Awsat that the World Bank “aims to give $20 billion to the Middl...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 9 Feb, 2016

Saudi Arabia: We are Prepared for War on the Ground in Syria

The adviser to the Saudi minister of defence's office Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri said that Saudi Arabia is prepared for a land war in Syria and this statement came days afte...

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Kamal Ben Younes
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on : Tuesday, 9 Feb, 2016

Tunisia will not be Dragged into War in Libya

The government in Tunisia confirmed that it is fully prepared on a military, security, and a humanitarian prevention level, in caution of a new war breaking in its neighboring ...

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