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Death of Senior Commanders Leaves Houthis in Disarray

Houthi militias suffered heavy losses in troops and equipment during a week of fierce clashes with pro-government Yemeni army forces backed by Saudi-led Arab Coalition air strikes, including the loss of more than 10 field commanders. Houthi losses come amidst a sweeping state of panic among coup

Jonjo Shelvey Could Bring World Cup Pizzazz to England’s Beige Midfield

Jonjo Shelvey began the season by blowing a fuse but could yet end it by switching on the lights for England in Russia this summer.

Sudan Looks into Four Candidates to Replace Foreign Minister

After Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir dismissed Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour last week, government officials are now occupied with finding an appropriate successor.

Military Operations Accelerate on 3 Axes in Yemen

Military operations in Saada, Taiz and al-Bayda governorates have accelerated in favor of the legitimacy, Yemeni army spokesman Lieutenant Abdo Majali said. Speaking to Asharq al-Awsat, Majali stressed that the military option was the most appropriate solution in face of the Houthis' rejection of

Iraqi PM Becomes First Shi’ite Leader to Promote Electoral List in Sunni Province

Even though Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi had carried out an electoral campaigns in the predominantly Sunni Salaheddine province, he became the first Shi’ite leader to promote his candidate list in a purely Sunni region, which is al-Anbar, some 110 kms west of Baghdad. He kicked off his v

Roma’s Edin Dzeko a Standard Bearer for all Premier League Leavers

One of the joys of European football is catching up with familiar faces who have slightly fallen off the radar since leaving England.

ISIS Widow: I Stayed with my Husband for the Sake of the Children

US citizen Sally El-Hassani, widow of US-Morrocan ISIS member Moussa El-Hassani, revealed that they brought thousands of dollars with them to buy slaves from a market in Raqqa. Her husband, who was killed in the Syrian city, had sex with two of the slaves.

Saudi Measures Aim to Regulate Use of Drones

Saudi Interior Ministry announced on Sunday that efforts are underway to regulate the use of remote-controlled drones in wake of Saturday’s downing of a similar aircraft in a residential neighborhood in the capital Riyadh. Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki said that the regulations are in their

Walking Barefoot Promotes Children’s Physical Growth

A new study conducted by a team of specialized physicians suggests that walking barefoot promotes children’s physical development.

No Cars in New York’s Central Park Starting June

After more than a century, Central Park will return its roads to walkers, runners and cyclists.

King Salman, Crown Prince Hail Positive Performance of Saudi Security Agencies

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman praised on Sunday the security agencies at the Saudi Interior Ministry for their performance between June 25, 2017 and April 18, 2018. In a cable to Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nay

Lebanon: ‘Hezbollah’ Supporters Attack Rival Parliamentary Candidate

A candidate running against “Hezbollah” in the May 6 Lebanese parliamentary elections was beaten by more than 30 members of the party as he was hanging campaign posters in his home village of Shaqra, near the city of Bint Jbeil. Journalist Ali Amin was taken to hospital, where he received treatme

UN Meeting in Sweden Draws Syria’s Roadmap

Ambassadors of United Nations Security Council member states meeting in Sweden on Sunday agreed on a roadmap for Syria’s political, humanitarian and chemical paths, a diplomat told Asharq Al-Awsat on Sunday. The member states’ discussions too place during their retreat in a remote farmhouse in Ba

Shadow-Boxing Man Helps Protect Women Living Alone in Japan

Behind the apartment’s curtain, a tough guy is boxing, enough to make any passing criminal think twice before breaking in. The image is nothing more than a projected shadow, but one that a Japanese apartment management company hopes will help protect and reassure women living by themselves. St

Iran to US: Change of Attitude Required for Talks on Prisoners Release

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Tehran was ready to release American citizens held in Iran if US President Donald Trump shows a change of attitude from the Nuclear Program. In an interview with CBS’s Face the Nation moderator Margaret Brennan aired on Sunday, Zar