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  • Tunisia’s Border Dilemma

    Tunisia’s Border Dilemma
    Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Like all border zones across the world, Tunisia’s borders have never been completely secured. But the nature of problems along Tunisia’s southern border with...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Indonesia court upholds Widodo presidential victory

Jakarta, Reuters—Indonesia's highest court on Thursday unanimously upheld last month's presidential election result, paving the way for Joko Widodo to take over as leader of the world's third largest democracy. The Constitutional Court, as expected, rejected a last-ditch attempt by losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto to overturn the election result that he believed was tainted by widespread cheating. The verdict cannot be appealed. "The court rejects...all applications from th...

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Baghdad warns buyers of “ISIS oil”

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq has warned buyers of crude oil that any unauthorized oil purchases made from its territory could be used to fund activities by the extremist militant group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In a statement on Wednesday, Iraq’s Oil Ministry said: “International purchasers [of crude oil] and other market participants should be aware that any oil exports made without the authorization of the Ministry of Oil may contain crude oil originating from ...

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Arafat Madabish
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Yemeni Houthis call for government resignation as deadline approaches

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi called on Houthi leader Abdul Malik Al-Houthi to join a national unity government on Wednesday, as thous...

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Kifah Ziboun
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Palestinian negotiator say Gaza talks “temporarily suspended”

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—A Palestinian negotiator said that the indirect Cairo-mediated truce negotiations with Israel could resume shortly, despite the collapse of the ...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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Yazidi man: I walked out of an ISIS prison

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—The last few weeks have seen a wave of murders and kidnappings of Yazidis by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) insurgents in Sinjar and the plains...

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Hamza Mustafa
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Iraq: Maliki urges Abadi to reject Sunni and Kurdish preconditions

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq’s outgoing Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki on Wednesday called on his successor to reject any “preconditions” in his attempt to form a g...

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Brazil’s Silva launches bid, threatens Rousseff re-election

Brasilia, Reuters—Environmentalist Marina Silva officially launched a bid for president on Wednesday, upending Brazil's October elections and threatening the ruling Worke...

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US forces tried but failed to rescue American hostages in Syria

Washington and Edgartown, Reuters—US forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria, exchanging gunfire with mem...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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Israel broke the ceasefire: Hamas deputy leader

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Hamas deputy leader Musa Abu-Marzuq accused Tel Aviv of deceiving the international community on Tuesday, following the breakdown of the fragile truce ...

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Tariq Alhomayed
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Opinion: Assad’s ISIS Gambit

When one sees Bashar Al-Assad’s media adviser Bouthaina Shaaban speaking on CNN regarding the danger represented by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), one can feel only ...

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