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Taliban militants pose with weapons in an undisclosed location in Nangarhar province in this December 13, 2010 picture. (Reuters)
Kabul, Peshawar – At least eight Taliban militants have been killed in a US air strike in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan news agency reported. The air strike came as Reuters said that representatives of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States will...
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John Kerry meets with Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id, Reuters
Aden, Dammam – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Muscat on Monday to hold discussions with Houthi rebels, in a new attempt to reach a political solution to war-torn Yemen. A high-ranking Yemeni official told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper that Kerry’s visit to...
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Anti-Houthi fighters of the Southern Popular Resistance stand on a tank in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden May 10, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
Aden, Jeddah-Washington has made a proposal for a 72-hour ceasefire in Yemen with a possibility of extension, during a two-day visit by a U.S. high-ranking official to Muscat. Asharq Al-Awsat learned from Yemeni and U.S. diplomatic and political sources that U.S....
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Oman’s Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi is seen during an interview with Reuters in Muscat April 2, 2015. REUTERS/Sultan Al Hasani
Bank Muscat is negotiating the possibility of raising a loan a small group of lenders, Reuters cited sources with knowledge of the matter saying, as Oman’s largest lender becomes the latest Gulf bank to hunt for fresh funds to combat a liquidity squeeze in...
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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (far L), European Union adviser Catherine Ashton (L), Omani Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yussef bin Alawi (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (far R), in Muscat on November 9, 2014. (AP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM, POOL)
The media spotlight is currently focused on the talks between the US, EU and Iran in Muscat, ahead of a November 24 deadline to reach a comprehensive deal on Tehran’s nuclear program. But the question is: what happens after the deadline? US Secretary of State John...