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Waleed Abdul Rahman
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on : Friday, 27 Feb, 2015

Egypt: Sisi meets with ex-Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has met with a number of ex-Muslim Brotherhood figures to discuss ways of confronting Islamic extremism in the North African country. Cairo designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization in December 2013, less than six months after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi. Sisi met with a number of former Muslim Brotherhood officials, who have become outspoken critics of the group, at the president...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 27 Feb, 2015

Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger

Dhaka, Bangladesh, AP—A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born US citizen, occurred on a crowded sidewalk as he and his wife, Rafida Ahmed, were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University. Ahmed, who is also a blogger, was seriously injured. It was the latest in a series of attac...

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Hamdan Al-Rahbi
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on : Friday, 27 Feb, 2015

Yemen: Houthis hit back over Aden embassy move

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—In a televised speech on Thursday, Yemeni Houthi leader Abdul Malik Al-Houthi issued a strongly-worded message backing his group’s coup in t...

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Abeer Mishkhas
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on : Friday, 27 Feb, 2015

Omega advert “utter distortion of Ahmed’s work”

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Celebrated Saudi artist Ahmed Mater is currently filing a court complaint against Swiss watchmaker Omega for plagiarism of his iconic work Magnetism i...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 27 Feb, 2015

Syria expels two key UN humanitarian staffers

United Nations, AP—The Syrian government expelled two key UN humanitarian staffers because of their contact with armed opposition groups while trying to arrange aid deliverie...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 27 Feb, 2015

German parliament approves Greece’s bailout extension

Berlin, AP—Germany's parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens. ...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 27 Feb, 2015

Opinion: Erdoğan’s Dangerous Power Game

According to Western governments, more than 12,000 of their citizens have traveled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in various capacities inclu...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Friday, 27 Feb, 2015

Splits emerging within ISIS in Iraq: sources

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Cracks are appearing within the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) amid reports of divisions and confrontation between foreign fighters and l...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Thursday, 26 Feb, 2015

Opinion: Fighting ISIS is the duty of all Arabs

When Saddam Hussein invaded and occupied Kuwait in 1990, an international coalition was formed to expel his army. The coalition was advocated and embraced by Saudi Arabia who effec...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 26 Feb, 2015

‘Jihadi John’ resembles man raised in UK, Muslim group says

London, AP—A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in Syria bears strong similarities to...

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