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  • The Smugglers Who Fuel ISIS

    The Smugglers Who Fuel ISIS
    Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—On the road between Kirkuk and Erbil, which cuts across the fault-line between Iraq proper and the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, convoys of tanker trucks c...

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  • Waging the Information War on ISIS

    Waging the Information War on ISIS
    London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Although the US-led airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Al-Nusra Front have grabbed most of the headlines, US officials have been ...
Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 1 Nov, 2014

Opinion: Thank you Sweden

When the Swedish foreign minister promised weeks ago that his country would recognize the State of Palestine, we weren’t sure that Sweden would do so given the tremendous amount of pressure such a decision would face from the European Union, the United States and other social and political forces that are tied to Israel. But Sweden did it. This could be the beginning of a historic change to be followed by similar moves across Europe to halt, for the first time, Israel’s plan to eliminate ...

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Ali M. Pedram
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on : Saturday, 1 Nov, 2014

Iran welcomes Western tourists on first private rail tour

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—For the first time in history, a private train carrying European, Australian and American passengers entered Iranian territory through the Razi border station between Turkey and Iran’s West-Azerbaijan province on October 23. Once it had crossed the border, the Golden Eagle Danube Express paused in Zanjan, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Soltaniyeh. The sleeper then traveled south to Yazd in central Iran, widely considered to be the second oldest ...

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Osman Mirghani
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on : Saturday, 1 Nov, 2014

Opinion: Egypt trapped between two wars

Egypt is facing a fierce attack that aims to drag the country into a quagmire of chaos and instability that a number of other regional states have already fallen into. The terroris...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

Suruc, Turkey, Reuters—US-led air strikes hit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pav...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

Liberia opens new Ebola treatment center

Monrovia, AP—Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday, remembering the days when "the dying, the sick, the ...

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Kamal Ben Younes
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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

Tunisia: Ghannouchi calls for national unity government

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Tunisia’s Ennahda party leader Rachid Ghannouchi called for the formation of a national unity government in the North African republic, warning t...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque amid tight security

Jerusalem, Reuters—Muslim men over 50 prayed at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel closed all access to the sacred compo...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

Protesters in Burkina Faso call for Compaore to step down

Ouagadougou, Reuters—Hundreds of protesters marched in the capital of Burkina Faso on Friday demanding that President Blaise Compaore step down, a day after the military diss...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

Baghdad not doing enough to combat ISIS in Anbar: tribal chief

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—The government is not doing enough to help Iraq’s restive western Anbar province against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a prominen...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

ISIS kills 220 Iraqis from tribe that opposed them

Baghdad, Reuters—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe's opposition to their takeover of territory west of ...

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