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  • Fallujah: A Tale of Two Cities

    Fallujah: A Tale of Two Cities
    Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—On the surface, the city of Fallujah, which remains completely under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), appears to be a ghost-town. H...

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Afrah Shawqi
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on : Saturday, 29 Nov, 2014

Iraq’s salvaged modern art to go on public display

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Iraqi Ministry of Culture is preparing for the inauguration of a new exhibition hall in Baghdad that will display a unique collection of Iraqi modern art after years of painstaking work to salvage what remains of the work of some of the country's most famous avant-garde artists. Iraqi curators and specialists at the government’s Fine Art Department have slowly been able to bring together a sizable remnant of the works of Iraq’s pioneering modern arti...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Saturday, 29 Nov, 2014

Houthi presence in Sana’a affecting Yemen’s territorial security: Transport Minister

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Houthi movement’s control of the capital Sana’a has significantly deteriorated Yemen’s ability to secure its borders, Yemeni Transport Minister Badr Mubarak Ba-Salma said. In comments to Asharq Al-Awsat, Ba-Salma, who was appointed earlier this month following the agreement of a new cabinet, said: “One of the biggest problems that we are facing is securing our maritime, aerial and territorial borders.” Ba-Salma attributed the decision by some...

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Nazeer Rida
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on : Friday, 28 Nov, 2014

Opposition fighters to form joint military command in Aleppo: rebel commander

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fourteen rebel factions in Aleppo, in the north of Syria, are seeking to form a joint military command to coordinate attacks against Syrian govern...

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Michel Abu Najm
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on : Friday, 28 Nov, 2014

Egypt FM: Qatar must support our national security

Paris, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokri has placed the responsibility for reconciliation between Doha and Cairo squarely on Qatar's shoulders—sayi...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 28 Nov, 2014

Bombs, gunfire at crowded central mosque in northern Nigeria’s Kano

Kano, Reuters—Gunmen set off three bombs and fired on worshipers at the central mosque of north Nigeria's biggest city Kano for Friday prayers, witnesses said, an attac...

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Monji Saidani
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on : Friday, 28 Nov, 2014

Tunisia denies working with Washington over ISIS in Libya: defense official

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Tunisia’s defense ministry has denied reports of receiving official requests to cooperate with the US in striking Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 28 Nov, 2014

Rebels push forward in southern Syria

Beirut, AP—Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 28 Nov, 2014

Pope to urge tolerance in Turkey visit as Middle East wars rage

Istanbul, Reuters—Pope Francis begins a visit to Turkey on Friday with the delicate mission of strengthening ties with Muslim leaders while condemning violence against Christ...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Friday, 28 Nov, 2014

Fallujah: A Tale of Two Cities

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—On the surface, the city of Fallujah, which remains completely under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), appears to be a...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 28 Nov, 2014

Opinion: Iran is a nation with two governments

There has been no official announcement, but the negotiations that started in Geneva last year may have landed Iran with two governments. The de jure government is headed by ...

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