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  • The Smugglers Who Fuel ISIS

    The Smugglers Who Fuel ISIS
    Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—On the road between Kirkuk and Erbil, which cuts across the fault-line between Iraq proper and the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, convoys of tanker trucks c...

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Waleed Abdul Rahman
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on : Thursday, 23 Oct, 2014

Al-Azhar tackles ISIS propaganda machine

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Given its notoriety and the brutality of its tactics, the fact that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has developed an impressively slick and professional new media arm is sometimes overlooked. In response, the most prestigious institute of Sunni Islamic learning in the world, Egypt’s Al-Azhar University, together with its fatwa-issuing body Dar Al-Ifta, are stepping up their own efforts to both monitor and counter the group’s extremist ideology in what coul...

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Hatim Betioui
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on : Thursday, 23 Oct, 2014

Moroccan Justice Minister hails stringent anti-terror legislation

Rabat, Asharq Al-Awsat—Moroccan Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid warned this week that the state must confront extremist ideology and jihadism in all its forms in order to prevent the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from gaining a foothold in the North African country. In comments to Asharq Al-Awsat, the Moroccan Justice Minister confirmed that the government is seeking to strengthen its anti-terror legislation in order to protect the country from the threat of extremism. ...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Thursday, 23 Oct, 2014

Opinion: Re-drawing the map of the Levant

The little town of Ayn Al-Arab, called Kobani by the Turks and Kurds, is becoming a more important place in the Middle East political map than the great city of Aleppo. The plight ...

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Monji Saidani
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on : Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014

Alliance with Ennahda protected Tunisia’s political future: CPR chief

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Tunisia’s former ruling coalition made mistakes, but served to stabilize the country at a critical time, one of its most senior members told Asharq A...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014

Soldier shot; gunman enters Canadian parliament, many shots fired

Ottawa, Reuters—A gunman shot a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and was then chased by police into the main parliament building, where at least 30 more shots w...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014

Houthis seek greater constitutional role, face resistance in western Yemen

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen's insurgent Houthi movement is pushing for a larger role in the drafting of the country’s new constitution, sources told Asharq Al-Awsat on Tues...

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Afrah Shawqi
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on : Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014

Iraqis welcome return of ‘Asharq Al-Awsat’ to newsstands

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Political and media figures welcomed the return of Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper to Iraq’s newsstands on Tuesday after a 10 month absence. A Ba...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014

Hong Kong protesters march after fruitless talks with government

Hong Kong, Reuters—About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks ...

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Khalid Mahmoud
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on : Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014

We will liberate Mosul from ISIS: Iraq Defense Minister

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—In his first televised speech following his appointment on Saturday, Iraq’s new Defense Minister Khalid Al-Obeidi pledged that Iraqi forces wou...

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Amy Assad
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on : Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014

Egypt Travel: Tourism after revolution

Egypt, Asharq Al-Awsat—George flicks the towel on his head behind his shoulder. “We have every Elvis record there is,” he says, before taking a gulp of beer. George, a 70 y...

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