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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Gaza and the Beirut Invasion Scenario

A host of Israeli newspapers have published calls for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to obliterate Hamas, not just suppress it. Those calling for a full-scale invasion admit the war will cost the Israelis a high price, but say local public opinion is willing to accept those costs. Some see the battle as a rare opportunity, considering the Egyptians’ preoccupation with their own domestic affairs and their general dispute with Hamas. Previously, Egypt played the role of the mediat...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014

More than 50 Israeli reservists refuse to serve: Washington Post

Washington, Reuters—More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the nation's reserve force, citing regret over their part in a military they said plays a central role in oppressing Palestinians, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. "We found that troops who operate in the occupied territories aren't the only ones enforcing the mechanisms of control over Palestinian lives. In truth, the entire military is implicated. For that reason, we now refuse to participate i...

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Sama Hassan
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on : Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014

Faced with Israeli shelling, Gaza neighbors band together

Gaza, Asharq Al-Awsat—I watch in fear as explosions reverberate across the Al-Amal neighborhood in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, where I live. Gaza is now under Israeli fire...

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Said Al-Abyad
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on : Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014

Saudi Health Ministry has MERS outbreak under control: WHO official

Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Saudi Health Ministry has successfully gained control of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and has reigned in the spread of the coronavirus ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

UK chemical export licenses for Syria “irresponsible”: official report

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—A 2012 government decision to approve two arms export licenses for dual-use chemicals to Syria as “irresponsible,” the UK House of Commons Committ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

Syrian government forces launch offensive in key Damascus suburb

Beirut,Asharq Al-Awsat—Syrian government forces launched an offensive to recapture the opposition-held district of Jobar, in eastern Damascus, on Tuesday, in an attempt to ha...

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Mahmoud Abu Awad
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

Gaza cemeteries struggle to cope as Israeli air strikes continue

Gaza, Asharq Al-Awsat—Victims’ families in Gaza are being forced to establish new graveyards to bury their dead, as cemeteries struggle to find enough burial plots after si...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push

Gaza and Jerusalem, Reuters—Israeli forces pounded the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, sending thousands of residents fleeing, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hama...

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Mohamed Al-Bishi
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

Saudi Public Investment Fund’s companies will boost investment: finance minister

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—New authority for Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund to establish companies will boost its investments both inside and outside the Kingdom, Finan...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

Bodies of Malaysia jet victims to leave Ukraine

Kharkiv, AP—Ukraine prepared a departure ceremony for the bodies of Malaysia Airlines passengers and crew who became victims of fighting raging far below them on the plai...

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