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Michel Abu Najm
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on : Tuesday, 2 Sep, 2014

Saudi Crown Prince discusses regional security with French president

Paris, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz continued his latest official visit to France with talks on the strategic relationship between the two countries with French President François Hollande at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Monday, according to French presidential sources. The sources said a number of political issues were also discussed at the meeting, which revolved around Middle East security and the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 2 Sep, 2014

Pakistan PM chairs joint parliament session as crisis deepens

Islamabad, Reuters—Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a joint session of parliament on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of army intervention. Sharif enjoys a solid majority in parliament and by convening both houses he seeks to reaffirm that he is fully in control. His office said parliament would be in session all week to discuss the crisis. "This is not a protest, a sit-in or a political gathering. This is a rebelli...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Tuesday, 2 Sep, 2014

Opinion: When Syrian Soldiers Become Victims

I have discovered I am not the only person who suddenly feels alert or wary when scrolling down news feeds on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. This is especially true when I see a pic...

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Mohamed Abdu Hassanein
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on : Tuesday, 2 Sep, 2014

German Goethe Institute in Cairo hosts hip-hop workshop for young women

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt’s art scene has become increasingly diverse since the country’s 2011 uprising, with various projects reflecting the mood on the streets. Graf...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Monday, 1 Sep, 2014

Hazem El-Beblawi: I became PM when Egypt was in grave danger

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—It was family friend Mohamed El-Baradei who first told Hazem El-Beblawi he had been chosen to become Egypt’s new prime minister. It was a dangerous t...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Monday, 1 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Time to Heed the King’s Warnings

It was as if the current fight against terror erupted out of nowhere, as if the entire world was stable and peaceful. When the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) began to wreak...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 1 Sep, 2014

Houthi leader calls for civil disobedience against Yemen government

Sana’a, Reuters—Defying calls by the UN Security Council to end hostilities against the Yemeni government, a Houthi tribal leader on Sunday urged supporters to wage a campa...

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Michel Abu Najm
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on : Monday, 1 Sep, 2014

Saudi Crown Prince to hold meeting with French president

Paris, Asharq Al-Awsat—French President François Hollande will hold a meeting on Monday evening with Saudi Crown Prince, Prime Minister and Deputy Defense Minister Salman Bi...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Monday, 1 Sep, 2014

New Libyan cabinet to be formed “within a week”: parliamentary speaker

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—The formation of a new Libyan government is imminent, the country’s interim speaker of parliament, Faraj Bouhashem, told Asharq Al-Awsat on Sunday. ...

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Fighting goes on near big Ukrainian city, Poroshenko slams Russia

Kiev, Reuters—Ukraine's military said on Monday its forces were battling a Russian tank battalion for control of a vital airport in the east of the country as President Petro Por...

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