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“No Bashar Al Assad in the Future” Says Saudi Foreign Minister

BERLIN, Feb 13 – Bashar Al Assad will not be ruling Syria in the future and Russia’s military interventions will not help him stay in power, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir told a German newspaper in an interview published on Saturday. “There will be no Bashar Al Assad in the future,” Jubeir told newspaper Sueddeutsche

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U.S. Tells Allies Campaign to Defeat Daesh Must Be Accelerated

By Phil Stewart and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Feb 11 – The United States is pressing allies on Thursday to contribute more to a U.S.-led military campaign against Daesh that it says must be accelerated, regardless of the fate of diplomatic efforts to end Syria’s civil war. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is due to start

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Scant Hope of Syria Peace Breakthrough as Russia Pounds Rebels

By John Irish and Louis Charbonneau PARIS/UNITED NATIONS, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Major powers meeting in Germany on Thursday aim to revive Syria peace efforts, but with Russia backing a government push for a military victory, opposition delegates and Western officials see little hope of a diplomatic breakthrough. United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura

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Syria Says Any Foreign Aggressors Will Go Home “In Coffins”

BEIRUT, Feb 6 – Syria will resist any ground incursion into its territory and send the aggressors home “in coffins”, its foreign minister said on Saturday, in comments clearly aimed at Sunni Arab countries that have said they were ready to join such an operation. Foreign Minister Walid Al Moualem also told a news conference

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Yemen: Stairwell Lessons

Students are struggling to learn in the war-torn city of Taiz BY Nasser Al Sakkaf Schools in one of Yemen’s largest cities, Taiz, are not empty. But they are not filled with students, either. Those that have not been completely destroyed by the conflict are now makeshift camps or barracks for Houthi rebels or resistance

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Two Dead, 7 Injured in Bomb, Gun Attack on Saudi Mosque

DUBAI, Jan 29 – A bomb and gun attack on a Shi’ite Muslim mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province killed three people and wounded at least 10 on Friday, a witness and Saudi-owned media said. The witnesses said in an audio testimony sent to Reuters by a local activist that an explosion was followed by

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Iran, Saudi Should De-Escalate Tensions: Saudi Foreign Minister

TEHRAN, Jan 25 – Iran and Saudi Arabia should take every step to de-escalate the tension between them, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said on Monday. Tensions between the regional rivals escalated this month after Riyadh’s execution of a Shi’ite Muslim cleric triggered an attack by Iranian protesters on its Tehran embassy, leading the kingdom to

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Saudi-Iran Dispute Jeopardizes Yemen Peace Talks

  By Yara Bayoumy and Mohammed Ghobari DUBAI/CAIRO, Jan 22 – Worsening enmity between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran is jeopardising peace prospects in Yemen where a nine-month-old war has given Islamist militants a foothold in Riyadh’s backyard. Yemen’s principal warring factions — fighters loyal to the ousted Saudi-backed Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi who are battling

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Business Outlook: Low Oil Prices, Stretched Finances

BY Leila Hatoum Oman plans to issue international sovereign bonds this year as a way to address its budget deficit, the country’s Undersecretary Minister of Finance Nasser Al Jashmi told Newsweek Middle East in an interview in Abu Dhabi. Lazard, a well-known international financial advisory and asset management firm, has been appointed by Oman to advise

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Oil Over Troubled Waters?

The privatization of Aramco casts a spotlight on Saudi oil reserves By Robin Mills “When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully,” said Dr Samuel Johnson. The same is true of a major oil producer when the price falls below $28 per barrel, as happened on Friday.

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