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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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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 US officials, on his first visit to the United States since acceding to the Saudi throne. The Saudi Royal Palace issued a statement on Wednesday saying the visit comes following an invitation from President Obama and highlights King Salman's "concern for liaising with world leaders in order to safeguard the interests...

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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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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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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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Caroline Akoum
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on : Monday, 31 Aug, 2015

“Sisi scenario” for Lebanon “almost certain” as head of army poised to fill presidential vacuum: source

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lebanon’s army chief Jean Kahwaji will be appointed by lawmakers as the country’s president, in order to quell widespread public anger over a dysf...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Monday, 31 Aug, 2015

Saudi-led coalition forces enter Houthis’ stronghold in northern Yemen: sources

Sana’a and Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Forces belonging to the anti-Houthi coalition led by Saudi Arabia have entered the Houthis’ northern stronghold Saada, according to Yem...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 31 Aug, 2015

Egypt announces parliamentary vote for October, November

Cairo, AP—Egypt on Sunday announced that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in October and November. Ayman Abbas, head of the Supreme Election Committee,...

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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...

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