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    Despite the pre-war strength—on paper—of the Syrian armed forces, the fighting in Syria has stretched the limits of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s military resources. Now in its ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 25 Apr, 2014

Egyptian army says Sinai secured

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Egyptian military announced on Thursday that it had eliminated “terrorism” from the restive Sinai Peninsula, contradicting statements made the same day by interim president Adly Mansour slamming terrorism in the same region and calling for "the elimination of its roots in this precious spot of the country.” In comments carried by state news agency MENA, the head of Egypt's forces in Sinai, Maj. Gen. Mohamed Al-Shahat, claimed that Cairo had gained “c...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 25 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Moving Beyond Iraq’s Nightmare

Next week’s general elections in Iraq are the first to be held since the US military withdrawal in 2011. Some analysts claim that because the Americans are no longer present the exercise is attracting less attention. However, there may be another reason for the relative decline in interest regarding how Iraqis vote. Over the past decade, holding elections has become part of the Iraqi political routine, thus no longer inspiring exceptional interest. The less international attention Iraq...

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Mariam Tahamaspi
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on : Friday, 25 Apr, 2014

Iran’s National Orchestra set to re-launch

Tehran, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iran’s National Orchestra is set to be heard again after years of setbacks and internal strife, having been suspended in 2012 over financial issues....

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Bakir Oweida
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on : Friday, 25 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Palestine, From Intifada to Infighting

Why the disagreements among Palestinian politicians and factions, whether before the establishment of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1964 or after it? Is it because...

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on : Thursday, 24 Apr, 2014

Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians—Israeli official

Jerusalem, Reuters—Israel suspended peace talks with the Palestinians on Thursday in response to President Mahmoud Abbas's unity agreement with Hamas Islamists. "The secur...

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Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Russia starts drill near border

Slaviansk, Ukraine/St Petersburg, Russia, Reuters—Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in th...

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Syria: Presidential “campaign” opens amid aid delivery delays

Beirut, AP—A 54-year-old lawmaker and a former minister, became the second candidate to register his bid in Syria's almost universally scorned presidential elections, officia...

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

Lebanon braces for politicking over presidency

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Following parliament’s inability to choose a successor to outgoing President Michel Suleiman on Wednesday, Lebanon’s political blocs and figures...

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on : Thursday, 24 Apr, 2014

UK, France launch new measures to prevent citizens fighting in Syria

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Several European countries have launched fresh efforts to prevent their citizens traveling to join the fighting in Syria, ahead of a meeting scheduled...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Thursday, 24 Apr, 2014

Iraq parties trade accusations over security crisis

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Rival political parties in Iraq traded accusations of politicizing the security crisis on Wednesday, one week ahead of legislative elections and am...

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