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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 time for the country: Islamist president Mohamed Mursi had just been ousted by the army (headed by then-Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi), violent clashes were being reported daily, and Muslim Brotherhood supporters were still camped out in huge numbers in Cairo’s Rabaa Al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda squares. Baradei promptly infor...

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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 havoc, the world seemed to wake up from a beautiful dream to the harsh realities of ISIS’s war drums—and its proximity to the edges of Europe. Western leaders quickly scrambled to contain this imminent threat. They finally realized that terrorism cannot necessarily be contained to its current environs as they ...

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

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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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 1 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Obama and the Absence of Strategy

It was good that US President Barack Obama was recently honest enough to admit that his government doesn't have a strategy to deal with the terrorist organization known as the Isla...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014

China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

Beijing, AP—China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014

Lebanese minister calls for ISIS flag burners to face trial

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lebanon’s justice minister has called for the “sternest punishments” to be applied to individuals who burned the flags of the militant groups th...

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Grace Perriman
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on : Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014

British public opinion shifts after latest Gaza war

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—While the skies over Gaza have fallen silent, the struggle between Israel and the Palestinians for global public opinion continues as it has for the b...

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