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  • Assad’s Unofficial Iraqis

    Assad’s Unofficial Iraqis
    Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Much attention has been given to the involvement of Lebanese fighters from Hezbollah in the fighting in Syria, understandably so given their fierce reputation and ...

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  • Magic Carpets

    Magic Carpets
    Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat—Azerbaijan is famous for its carpets, and rightly so. With their intricate repeating patterns and geometrical motifs, woven expertly by practitioners whose methods a...

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  • Old Powers in a New Poll

    Old Powers in a New Poll
    Images of a frail old man insisting he is fit to govern will do little to persuade Algerian voters that Abdelaziz Bouteflika is the president to lead them forward into a democratic future. ...

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Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

Geneva, AP—Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. The agreement, reached after seven hours of negotiation in Geneva, requires all sides to refrain from violence, intimidation or provocative actions. It calls for the disarming of all illegally armed groups and for control of buildings seized by pro-Russian separatists during the protests to be turned back over to authorities. ...

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Syria submits more “detailed” list of chemical weapons

Beirut/The Hague, Reuters—Syria has submitted a "more specific" list of its chemical weapons to the global regulator overseeing the destruction of its stockpile after discrepancies were reported by inspectors on the ground, officials said. Damascus agreed to give up its chemical arsenal after Washington threatened military action following the death of hundreds of Syrians in a sarin gas attack on the outskirts of Damascus during Syria's civil war last August. But Damascus is several weeks b...

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Khalid Mahmoud
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Libya restarts oil exports from Hariga port

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libya is restarting the process of exporting oil after an eight-month standoff with rebels who blockaded a number of the country’s most prominent por...

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Aidroos Abdelaziz
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Yemen FM calls for donor money to fight security threats

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Foreign Minister Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi said on Wednesday that “security is one of the main challenges facing Yemen,” following the emergence of a vide...

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Lebanon: Geagea reveals platform amid Gemayel candidacy rumors

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Lebanese presidential elections campaign gained momentum Wednesday, with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea announcing his electoral platform and...

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Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of “abyss”

Mariupol, Reuters—Separatists attacked a base of the Ukrainian national guard overnight and Kiev said three separatists were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-R...

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Abeer Mishkhas
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Magic Carpets

Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat—Azerbaijan is famous for its carpets, and rightly so. With their intricate repeating patterns and geometrical motifs, woven expertly by practitioners w...

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India holds biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength

Bangalore, Reuters—India held the biggest day of its mammoth general election on Thursday, with a quarter of its 815 million-strong electorate eligible to vote during a week ...

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Al-Azhar Grand Imam to speak at World Cup opening ceremony

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has invited Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb to give a speech during the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup, ...

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Algerians head to polls amid fears of election fraud

Algiers and London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Algerian voters are heading to the polls today, April 17, to vote in a presidential election overshadowed by accusations of fraud and call...

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