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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Tuesday, 5 May, 2015

Opinion: The threat of a well-oiled Iranian lobby

I feel sad that, as a journalist who was born and raised in Lebanon, and whose journalistic career has taken me to almost all the world’s continents, I have only visited one border point between Lebanon and Israel: the Naqoura UN post. However, friends and relatives who have visited the border area, especially during the 1960s and 1970s, used to tell me about the unfortunate and stark difference between what they saw on either side of the barbed-wired fence. The land of occupied Galil...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Tuesday, 5 May, 2015

Yemen’s GPC set to meet in Cairo to determine stance on Hadi: Official

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Members from Yemen's ruling General People's Congress (GPC) party, who are mainly based in Europe and the Gulf, will hold a "last minute" meeting in Cairo to formulate a stance towards the legitimate President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a Yemeni official told Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of anonymity. Cracks began to emerge within the GPC, led by former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, after the ruling party’s second-in-command announced his support of Hadi earlier t...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Tuesday, 5 May, 2015

Opinion: When Walid Jumblatt Speaks

We know little about the circumstances surrounding the majority of present or past events, be they wars, treaties, detentions, assassinations, or states of concord and discord. ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 5 May, 2015

Major hospital in Syria’s Aleppo shuts because of bombing

Beirut, AP—One of two major hospitals in Syria's violence-torn northern city, Aleppo, has suspended its operations after it was bombed at least twice last week, the internati...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 5 May, 2015

Rwanda says alarmed by Burundi unrest as refugees stream across border

Kigali, Reuters—Rwanda's foreign minister said on Tuesday she was concerned about neighboring Burundi's clampdown on more than a week of protests against its president's deci...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Monday, 4 May, 2015

Opinion: Propaganda Wars—ISIS vs. the Shi’ite Popular Mobilization

When the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured Iraq’s second city Mosul in June of 2014, the event brought to the fore the power of the extremist group’s propaganda m...

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Khalid Mahmoud
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on : Monday, 4 May, 2015

Libyan Air Force targets ISIS in Derna

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Libyan Air Force launched a series of airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions in the eastern city of Derna on Saturday,...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 4 May, 2015

Ethiopian protests draw attention to racism in Israel

Jerusalem, Reuters—Images of Israeli police firing stun grenades are usually set in the West Bank and involve Palestinian protesters. But on Sunday the situation was quite di...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Monday, 4 May, 2015

Yemen’s ruling party backs Hadi, Popular Resistance enters Aden

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s ruling General People’s Congress (GPC) party has announced it is backing the internationally recognized government of President Abd Rabbuh...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 4 May, 2015

Win or lose, Cameron’s political career hangs by a thread in UK

London, Reuters—Prime Minister David Cameron is Britain's most popular major party leader and his Conservative Party the most trusted on the economy after helping revive it. ...

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