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  • The Smugglers Who Fuel ISIS

    The Smugglers Who Fuel ISIS
    Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—On the road between Kirkuk and Erbil, which cuts across the fault-line between Iraq proper and the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, convoys of tanker trucks c...

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  • Breaking Syria’s furniture-makers

    Breaking Syria’s furniture-makers
    Damascus, Asharq Al-Awsat—As the Syrian crisis drags on into its fourth, agonizing year, the toll it is taking on the country’s cultural heritage is becoming more and more apparent, alongsid...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Opinion: The Zombies of ISIS

A Canadian national named Michael Zahaf-Bibeau, aged 32, made the headlines this week when he carried out a terrorist attack in Ottawa, killing one soldier standing guard at a war memorial before storming the nearby parliament. He was killed in the subsequent firefight with security officers. Is there more to this story? According to local media, Michael Zahaf-Bibeau’s mother is Canadian while his father is Libyan. He did not speak Arabic. In his youth, he had wanted to travel to Libya...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Opinion: ISIS scores another propaganda win

Why was the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) eager to promote a video showing its fighters stoning a girl to death as her father stands by, unwilling to forgive her alleged adultery? This video is one of the most dreadful videos to emerge that debases Islam. At the same time, the footage does not only depict the brutality of the organization—which we are all now well aware of—but also shows its ability to remain a top news item by using social media to further its own agenda. ISIS has ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 24 Oct, 2014

Iran-Pakistan exchange mortar fire: reports

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—According to reports, Iranian border guards fired 5 mortar shells on the Pakistani town of Mashkail in Baluchistan province on Friday. Responding ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 24 Oct, 2014

Attack on Egypt army post kills 25

El-Arish, Egypt, AP—An attack on an army post in the restive northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula caused a large explosion and killed 25 people, according to security...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 24 Oct, 2014

Hong Kong protesters to vote on staying in streets

Hong Kong, AP—Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and cle...

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Hatim Betioui
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on : Friday, 24 Oct, 2014

Moroccan Finance Minister: Our policies have helped us weather global financial slowdown

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Far at the western end of the Arab world, Morocco has appeared relatively politically safe and stable since the start of the Arab uprisings in 201...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Friday, 24 Oct, 2014

Kurds need heavy weaponry to defend Kobani from ISIS, say Kurdish officials

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kurds fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Syrian town of Kobani need heavy weaponry more than reinforcements, senior member...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Friday, 24 Oct, 2014

Yemen presidency “frustrated” by Houthi advances: source

Sana'a, Asharq Al-Awsat—As officials consult with the Houthi leadership over forming a new government, Yemen’s presidency is “frustrated” by the Shi’ite militia...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 24 Oct, 2014

Doctor with Ebola in Manhattan hospital after return from Guinea

New York, Reuters—A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York on Friday after testing positive for the deadly virus, becoming ...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 24 Oct, 2014

Opinion: To Defeat ISIS, Save Syria

Given the media’s focus on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), some “experts” claim that the crisis in Syria, now heading into its fourth year, has become a sideshow....

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