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    Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—While Western and international media continue to shine a spotlight on the mass exodus of Mosul’s Christians at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (I...

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Mahmoud Abu Awad
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on : Friday, 1 Aug, 2014

Palestine’s Syrian Refugees: From the Frying Pan to the Fire

Gaza, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fadil Al-Wadiyeh, a Syrian refugee of Palestinian descent, thought it would be safer for himself and his family to return to the Gaza Strip rather than stay in the conflict-torn country. But following the Israeli attack on Gaza he and his family found themselves once again fleeing bombing and unrest. Asharq Al-Awsat spoke to the two-time refugee at a United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school in Gaza’s Al-Nasr district, which was doubling up as a refugee ...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 1 Aug, 2014

Opinion: Fuad Masoum, A Man of Calm Strength

Iraqis certainly know how to surprise themselves, and everyone else. Just when many pundits claimed that the democratic experience had failed, Iraqis set the constitutional process in motion to form a new government. Last week they elected the speaker of their new parliament, and then they chose their new president. In both cases, divisive figures failed to make waves as the newly elected parliamentarians went instead for consensual figures—“healers, not wielders of knives”—as one Iraqi ...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

Elite Iranian force enters Iraq via Kurdistan: official

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—A heavily armed Iranian military force landed at Sulaymaniyah International Airport this week, deploying to Kirkuk to defend Shi’a shrines from rad...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

Heavy shelling, clashes resume in Libya’s Tripoli

Tripoli, Reuters—Heavy shelling resumed on Thursday in southern Tripoli, where rival militia brigades were battling for control of the capital's main airport in some of the worst...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

Argentina braces for market reaction to second default in 12 years

Buenos Aires, Reuters—Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after hopes for a midnight deal with holdout creditors were dashed, setting up stock and bond prices...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

Jerusalem, AP—Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza offensive against the territory's Hamas rulers in a three...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

“Complacent” NATO unprepared for Russian threat: British lawmakers

London, Reuters—NATO is not prepared for the threat of a Russian attack on one of its members, British lawmakers said on Thursday, calling for more equipment and troops t...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

Divided US chamber approves lawsuit against Obama

Washington, AP—Contending that President Barack Obama exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he has enforced the 2010 health care law, a sharply divided US House of Re...

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Yousef Al-Dayni
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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Islamic Self-Delusion

I was recently speaking with a well-known “moderate” Islamist figure about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and how this terrorist group has managed to defame the tru...

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Vivian Haddad
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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

Pay-what-you-want restaurant concept arrives in Beirut

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—New restaurant Motto, just off Mar Mikhael’s main street in Beirut, is the first in Lebanon to invite customers to draw up their own bills. The ...

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