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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 23 Nov, 2014

Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements

Kabul, AP—Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements on Sunday with the US and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants. The international combat mission in Afghanistan, begun after the 2001 US-led invasion that toppled the Taliban, was to conclude at the end of this year. The new agreements ratified by parliament allow the US and NATO to keep a total of 12,000 troops in Afghanistan next year to sup...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 23 Nov, 2014

Tunisians vote for first freely elected president

Tunis, Reuters—Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday to vote for their first directly elected president, in the final step to be taken to full democracy after the 2011 revolution that ended the rule of Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. More than three years since overturning Ben Ali's one-party rule, Tunisia has become a model of transition for the region by adopting a new constitution, the politics of compromise and avoiding the turmoil facing its neighbors. "Another distinguished day in the his...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Sunday, 23 Nov, 2014

Opinion: What if Hitler had become an Artist?

Small events make big history. This is a brief interpretation of the so-called historical coincidence. What if Führer Adolf Hitler’s dream of becoming a famous artist had come t...

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Ali M. Pedram
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on : Saturday, 22 Nov, 2014

Iran nuclear talks: not ‘all options on the table’ yet

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—As the countdown to a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear file comes to an end with one day to go before the November 24 deadline, all sides expressed...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Saturday, 22 Nov, 2014

Yemen ruling party faces splintering of ranks

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s ruling party, the General People’s Congress (GPC), led by former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, faces a split over its recent decision to...

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Heba Qudsi
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on : Saturday, 22 Nov, 2014

Combatting ISIS requires ground forces: Saudi Prince Miteb

Washington, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group requires the deployment of ground forces, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of National...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 22 Nov, 2014

Iraqi forces, ISIS battle in Ramadi

Baghdad, AP—Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (I...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 22 Nov, 2014

Kenya police: Al-Shabaab militants kill 28 in bus

Nairobi, AP—Suspected Islamic extremists from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the ...

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Osman Mirghani
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on : Saturday, 22 Nov, 2014

Opinion: A War Only We Can Win

A Global Terrorism Index report, released on Tuesday, suggests that 107,000 people have died in 48,000 terrorist attacks between 2000 and 2013. The revelation may be terrifying, bu...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 22 Nov, 2014

Opinion: Assad will use a truce to rearm

I cannot understand United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura’s plan for resolving the Syrian crisis, the leaks of which have recently been published. The leaked ...

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