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Hamdan Al-Rahbi
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on : Thursday, 2 Oct, 2014

GCC denounce “foreign intervention” in Yemen

Jeddah and Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Interior ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) denounced on Wednesday recent acts of violence and looting in Yemen’s capital and called for the restoration of state authority, as Houthi rebels remained in control of Sana’a for a second week. An emergency meeting of interior ministers of the GCC’s members—Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman—took place in Jeddah on Wednesday, in order to discuss the situati...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 2 Oct, 2014

China warns of chaos if Hong Kong protests persist

Hong Kong, AP—China's ruling party mouthpiece warned of "chaos" in Hong Kong, and expressed strong support for its leader in his face-off with pro-democracy protesters who have threatened to occupy government offices unless he steps down by the end of Thursday. The People's Daily said in a commentary that the "central government fully trusts Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and is very satisfied with his work." It added that it firmly supports the Hong Kong police—criticized fo...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Thursday, 2 Oct, 2014

Iraq: ISIS steps up attacks on civilians

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Security in Iraq has deteriorated remarkably over the past few days with Baghdad and other central and southern cities witnessing a surge in car bombs an...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Thursday, 2 Oct, 2014

Opinion: Ignoring a lesson from history

Two videos that went viral in the last two weeks summarize the current situation in Lebanon. The first one shows the execution of the third Lebanese soldier from among the military...

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Sawsan Al-Abtah
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on : Thursday, 2 Oct, 2014

Lebanese festival blends experimental dance and musical improvisation

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—In spite of security fears a new festival is underway in Lebanon. The CO² Choreographers and Composers Festival kicked off on September 28, displ...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Wednesday, 1 Oct, 2014

Kurdish forces recapture Syria-Iraq border crossing

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi Kurdish forces captured a strategic crossing on the Iraqi-Syrian border from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Tuesday, according to Kurd...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 1 Oct, 2014

Amid jihadi gains, priceless Iraqi artefacts hit black market

Paris, Reuters—Ancient Iraqi artifacts are appearing on the black market as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (SIS) militants use intermediaries to sell priceless treasures to fina...

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Paula Astih
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on : Wednesday, 1 Oct, 2014

International coalition target ISIS near Kobani

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—US-led airstrikes targeted the positions of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) near the strategic town of Kobani, located on Syria’s north borde...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 1 Oct, 2014

Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites ISIS threat

Cairo, Reuters—Egypt has offered to train pro-government forces battling rival armed groups in Libya, stepping up efforts to eradicate what it says is a threat to its own stabili...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 1 Oct, 2014

Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day

Hong Kong, Reuters—Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, as demonstrations...

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