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  • Rouhani’s Judicial Challenge

    Rouhani’s Judicial Challenge
    London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Every year, Amnesty International releases dozens of reports about the state of human rights in country's across the world. When it comes to Iran, one issue of ...

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  • The Steven Sotloff I Knew

    The Steven Sotloff I Knew
    Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Steven Sotloff stood at a checkpoint east of the Libyan city of Sirte in the sweltering heat of August 2011, not far from where the late dictator, Muammar Gaddafi...
Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 16 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Iran is taking aim at the anti-ISIS coalition

The sudden dispute over striking ISIS has a backstory. All parties agreed to fight the terrorist organizations of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Al-Nusra Front following the sudden rush of ISIS’s victories in Iraq. These parties are Iran, the US, Russia, the Gulf states, European countries and Turkey. This agreement has been strengthened by the relatively speedy political transition in Baghdad, ending a crisis in governance that could have lasted for months. Nuri Al-Maliki ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 15 Sep, 2014

6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

Kiev, AP—Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday—the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on September 5. Fighting around the eastern city's government-held airport has left its northern neighborhoods in the crossfire. Two northern neighborhoods were shelled heavily Sunday, leading to the casualties and damaging both homes and offices, the city cou...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Monday, 15 Sep, 2014

ISIS withdrawing from Anbar: Local official

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is adopting new tactics in anticipation of impending air strikes by the US-led coalition, an expert on arm...

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Abeer Mishkhas
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on : Monday, 15 Sep, 2014

Sotheby’s to auction map drawn by Lawrence of Arabia

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—As US, British and French jets and drones crisscross the skies over Iraq and Syria, an older example of Western intelligence-gathering in the Middle East ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 15 Sep, 2014

Libyan Haftar forces seek Benghazi port closure to deny arms to Islamists

Benghazi, Reuters—Forces loyal to former Libyan army general Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi threatened to bomb the eastern city's port unless authorities there closed it to cut off a...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 15 Sep, 2014

UN nuclear chief suggests little headway in Iran probe

Vienna, Reuters—The UN's nuclear watchdog sought to put pressure on Iran on Monday to address suspicions it may have carried out atomic bomb research, three weeks after Tehran fa...

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Mohammed Al-Shafey
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on : Monday, 15 Sep, 2014

Brotherhood figures expelled from Qatar likely going to Turkey and Malaysia: source

London, Dammam and Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Many of the Muslim Brotherhood members expelled from Qatar on Saturday will likely travel to Turkey or Malaysia, the head of the organiz...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 15 Sep, 2014

Swedish Social Democrats face tough coalition talks after election

Stockholm, Reuters—Swedish Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven faces a tough task building a new government after an election on Sunday left the center-left short of a majority...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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France opens Iraq conference urging “global” fight on jihadists

Paris, Reuters—French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for united international action to tackle the threat from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants as h...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Monday, 15 Sep, 2014

Opinion: “Better off than Syria or Iraq”

An Egyptian television anchorwoman recently expressed her disapproval of a new development in social media live on air. With some shock—and with an intensity bordering on the...

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