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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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  • Breaking Syria’s furniture-makers

    Breaking Syria’s furniture-makers
    Damascus, Asharq Al-Awsat—As the Syrian crisis drags on into its fourth, agonizing year, the toll it is taking on the country’s cultural heritage is becoming more and more apparent, alongsid...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Exclusive: General Allen discusses coalition plans for defeating ISIS as regional tour starts

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—When the American Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Gen. John Allen, arrives in Saudi Arabia today, his priorities will be to discuss the 'long-term' strategy to fight the group, in addition to maintaining the current air campaign against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. From Saudi Arabia, Gen. Allen is starting a regional tour that will include discussing preparations for the training a...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

On eve of poll, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe course

Kiev, Reuters—President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past. Poroshenko, who is expecting a big win for his political bloc in the first parliamentary election since the overthrow of the Moscow-backed leader Viktor Yanukovich, said he saw a "radically new" assembly emerging on Sunday. But to push through his reform strategy, he needed "a majority in the Verkhov...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Iraqi army drives ISIS out of key Shi’ite district

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi army forces raised the national flag on government buildings in the Jurf Al-Sakhr district, 43 miles (70 km) south of Baghdad, on Friday af...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Houthis seize historic castle in western Yemen

Sana'a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Houthi militants captured a historic castle in Al-Hudaydah Governorate on Friday following clashes with members of Hirak Al-Tuhami, an anti-Houthi...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Egypt: Sisi warns of “existential” battle after Sinai attack

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said “foreign hands” were behind Friday’s attack on troops in the country’s restive Sinai Peninsul...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Mali’s first Ebola case, a 2-year-old girl, dies: officials

Bamako, Reuters—A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola died on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organization warned that many people had potentially bee...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Opinion: The Zombies of ISIS

A Canadian national named Michael Zahaf-Bibeau, aged 32, made the headlines this week when he carried out a terrorist attack in Ottawa, killing one soldier standing guard at a war ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Opinion: ISIS scores another propaganda win

Why was the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) eager to promote a video showing its fighters stoning a girl to death as her father stands by, unwilling to forgive her alleged a...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 24 Oct, 2014

Iran-Pakistan exchange mortar fire: reports

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—According to reports, Iranian border guards fired 5 mortar shells on the Pakistani town of Mashkail in Baluchistan province on Friday. Responding ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 24 Oct, 2014

Attack on Egypt army post kills 25

El-Arish, Egypt, AP—An attack on an army post in the restive northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula caused a large explosion and killed 25 people, according to security...

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