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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Sunday, 21 Dec, 2014

Peshmerga claims liberation of Sinjar from ISIS

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kurdish Peshmerga forces claimed to have liberated the northeastern town of Sinjar from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, CNN reported on Saturday. A twitter account affiliated with the Kurdistan Region Security Council said on Saturday that the strategic town and the surrounding villages have now come under complete control of official Kurdish forces, known as the Peshmerga. On Thursday the Peshmerga took over a vast area near the Sinja...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Sunday, 21 Dec, 2014

Opinion: Sharing a world with Baghdadi?

If you don’t like what you are seeing in reality, you can escape to your imagination, fleeing from the known to the unknown. This is the reality for people today, particularly those in the Middle East who are facing desperate hardships, whether we are talking about the brutal butcher knives of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or the provocative discourse of the turbaned imams of Khomeini’s Iran. In addition to all this, we have unemployment, overcrowding and a series of wars, confl...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Sunday, 21 Dec, 2014

Amr Moussa: Egypt’s political parties “weak” but not ineffective

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Although Egypt's political parties are "weak," they can play an effective role in forming the next parliament and launching a political movement in...

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Mahmud El Shafey
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on : Sunday, 21 Dec, 2014

Fight Israeli occupation in game Ramzi’s Rumble

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Want to fight Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territory? Pretty soon, you’ll be able to do just that in Ramzi’s Rumble, a forth...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 20 Dec, 2014

North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with US

Seoul/Washington, Reuters—North Korea said US accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it was wanted a join...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 20 Dec, 2014

Saudi forces kill four terrorists: Interior Ministry

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi police forces killed four “terrorists” in the Eastern Province town of Al-Awamia on Saturday while attempting to arrest suspects wante...

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Mohammed Al-Shafey
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on : Saturday, 20 Dec, 2014

Maqdisi’s arrest killed negotiations over Kassig’s release: Cohen

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—In exclusive comments to Asharq Al-Awsat US lawyer Stanley Cohen spoke of his “extraordinary anger” on hearing of the brutal execution of Am...

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Khalid Mahmoud
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on : Saturday, 20 Dec, 2014

UK ambassador to Libya says no military solution to crisis

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—There is no military solution to the Libya crisis, Britain’s ambassador to Libya Michael Aron has said, calling on all parties to heed the UN...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 20 Dec, 2014

Falling oil prices worry Algeria

Algiers, AP—With oil prices at their lowest in five years and showing few signs of hitting bottom, Algeria is feeling the pinch. Though its problems are dwarfed by the imp...

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Michel Abu Najm
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on : Saturday, 20 Dec, 2014

EU divided on de Mistura’s Aleppo ceasefire plan: diplomat

Paris, Asharq Al-Awsat—EU countries are divided over the UN Envoy Staffan de Mistura’s proposal to suspend hostilities between government and opposition forces in northern ...

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