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Mohamed Hassan Shaban
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on : Monday, 6 Jul, 2015

Egypt: Journalists, activists slam new terror bill

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—New terror legislation expected to be approved by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi later this week has stirred controversy among journalists and human rights activists in the country. The new bill, which amends existing anti-terror laws, includes an article stipulating that “anyone who spreads news or information on terrorist operations, and which contradict information published by [official sources], will face a jail term of not less than two years ...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Monday, 6 Jul, 2015

Libyan army employing “new strategy” to battle extremist groups

Tobruk, Asharq Al-Awsat—In a new strategic shift in its fight against extremists in Libya, the Libyan National Army has begun deploying fast-moving ground-troop units in a bid to counter the spread of insurgents throughout the war-torn country. The army says that in addition to ground troops, the newly formed units also include military intelligence personnel and employ lighter vehicles and weapons than larger army units previously used. An army spokesman told Asharq Al-Awsat the uni...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 6 Jul, 2015

Yemen: Classified document reveals extent of Iranian support for Houthis

Tehran, Asharq Al-Awsat—A copy of a high-level classified document obtained by Asharq Al-Awsat has revealed the extent of Tehran’s support for the Houthi movement currently...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 6 Jul, 2015

ISIS regains town near Syria’s Raqqa after airstrikes: monitor

Beirut and Washington, Reuters—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters seized a Syrian town back from Kurdish-led forces near Raqqa city on Monday, a group monitoring...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 5 Jul, 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition targets weapons factory in northern Houthi stronghold

Sana’a and Aden, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Saudi-led coalition targeting the Houthi movement in Yemen currently in control of large parts of the country on Friday launched airstr...

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Kamal Ben Younes
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on : Sunday, 5 Jul, 2015

Tunisia declares state of emergency after Sousse attacks

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Tunisia’s President Beji Caid El-Sebsi on Saturday announced a month-long state of emergency in the country, saying Tunisia faced further terrorist t...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 5 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Who is Behind the Attacks in Egypt?

Last week terrorists ruined any chance for Egyptians to celebrate President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s first full year in power. The assassination of the country’s top judicial off...

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Paula Astih
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on : Sunday, 5 Jul, 2015

Syrian activists, economists push to use Turkish lira in Aleppo’s rebel-controlled areas

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Syrian activists and economists have proposed a new initiative to use the Turkish lira as the main currency in liberated areas of Aleppo, following re...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Saturday, 4 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Our Desperate Attempts to Reject Torture

This month is dedicated to a global media campaign against torture. Documented testimonies, investigations, articles and videos of survivors from across the world are being broadca...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Saturday, 4 Jul, 2015

ISIS militants have fled Libya to Egypt: official

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Dozens of militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group have entered Egypt from Libya in recent months, security and military ...

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