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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 3 Sep, 2014

Opinion: An Unconvincing Explanation

Over the past few days, it has been said that the Gulf states have been compelled to put their disputes aside out of fear of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Has this terrorist organization’s threat reached the extent that it is capable of ending the Gulf’s disputes? And is ISIS really capable of threatening the capitals of these states? Of course, no one familiar with the region could believe this could happen, unless they were clueless about its political developments. Geo...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Wednesday, 3 Sep, 2014

Baghdad delaying delivery of military aid: Peshmerga minister

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Baghdad has delayed the delivery of vital international military assistance to Kurdistan to fight advancing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Peshmerga Affairs Mustafa Qadir said on Tuesday. In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, Qadir blamed the government of outgoing prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki for the delay, saying red-tape was holding up the delivery of the military assistance. “The sole pr...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Tuesday, 2 Sep, 2014

Hazem El-Beblawi: Decision to disperse Brotherhood sit-ins had to be made

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—In the final part of our two-part extensive interview with Hazem El-Beblawi, Asharq Al-Awsat talks to the former Egyptian prime minister about his expe...

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

Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

Cairo, AP—Fierce clashes between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a sec...

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

Saudi Arabia arrests 88 suspected of terror links

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabian security services have arrested 88 people involved in promoting “extremist ideology,” the Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Tuesday, 2 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Libya’s Swimming Militiamen

There is a video doing the rounds at the moment of armed militiamen inside a residential compound belonging to the US embassy in Tripoli. The video shows the militiamen jumping int...

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Caroline Akoum
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on : Tuesday, 2 Sep, 2014

Fighting continues on Golan Heights

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fierce fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels erupted once more in the Golan Heights on Monday, while 44 Fijian soldiers from the UN peace...

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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 countrie...

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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 pr...

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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 their news feeds on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. This is especially true when I see...

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