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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 20 Nov, 2014

UN: Deaths keep rising in Ukraine, now over 4,300

Geneva, AP—The fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 300 people in the last month despite a ceasefire and has violated people's rights so much it could amount to war crimes, UN rights investigators said Thursday. A new report from the UN team in Ukraine said at least 4,317 people have been killed in the conflict that began in mid-April and the number of people internally displaced by the violence has risen sharply in the last month to nearly 466,830 in all. The report also ci...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 20 Nov, 2014

Assad threatened to “destroy” Lebanon: Lebanese MP

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad told Rafik Hariri that he would “destroy Lebanon” if Hariri opposed the extension of Lebanese President Emile Lahoud’s term in office in 2004, Lebanese MP Marwan Hamadeh said on Wednesday during his testimony before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). Hariri, who served twice as Lebanon’s prime minister, was assassinated in early 2005 shortly after leaving office for the last time. The STL, an international criminal tribun...

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Grace Perriman
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on : Thursday, 20 Nov, 2014

Syrian refugees tortured at Turkey’s border crossings: report

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkey is struggling to accommodate 1.6 million Syrian refugees and its border guards have in some cases shot at Syrians trying to cross the border, s...

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Heba Qudsi
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on : Thursday, 20 Nov, 2014

Prince Miteb says Obama appreciates Saudi Arabia’s regional efforts

Washington, Asharq Al-Awsat—The US administration appreciates the role of Saudi Arabia in addressing the situation in the Middle East, Saudi Minister of National Guard Prince Mit...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 20 Nov, 2014

Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks in Vienna

Paris, AP—US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna later Thursday to join high-level nuclear negotiations with Iran as a deadline for an agreement fast approaches. ...

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Fahd Al-Zayabi
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on : Thursday, 20 Nov, 2014

King of Saudi Arabia urges Egypt to back Riyadh agreement

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdelaziz issued a statement on Wednesday calling on Egypt to back the agreement reached at the recent summit in Riyadh that ended...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 20 Nov, 2014

US airstrike hits Al-Qaeda-held town in Syria

Beirut and Baghdad, AP—An overnight American-led airstrike struck Al-Qaeda militants in northwestern Syria, the US military and Syrian activists said Wednesday. The strike mar...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 20 Nov, 2014

UN impose sanctions on Libya’s Ansar Al-Sharia

United Nations, AP—The UN Security Council imposed sanctions Tuesday on the Libyan Islamist militant group Ansar Al-Sharia, which took part in the 2012 attack on the US consu...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 20 Nov, 2014

North Korea threatens to beef up military capability

Seoul, South Korea, AP—North Korea threatened Thursday to bolster its war capability and conduct a fourth nuclear test to cope with what it calls US hostility that led to the...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 20 Nov, 2014

Opinion: Erdoğan’s Sad Search for Past Glories

I’ve read a great deal of criticism by a number of Arab writers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for recently claiming during an Istanbul summit of Muslim leaders from ...

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