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    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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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Hong Kong students, officials talk but don’t agree

Hong Kong, AP—Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told reporters that the government won't let the public nominate candidates to run in inaugural direct elections to succeed him in 2017, as demanded by thousands of protesters occupying main streets across t...

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Mustafa Sirri
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South Sudanese factions make progress on political agreement: sources

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Rival South Sudan's political factions agreed on Tuesday that the country should adopt a federal system of government, one day after signing a framework agreement in the Tanzanian city of Arusha which aims to resolve the political crisis that split the country's ruling party and ignited an armed conflict last year. Progress in the talks have raised hopes that an end of ten months of violence in South Sudan—which became the world's youngest country when it sece...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Egypt plans cash benefits in early 2015 to offset subsidy cuts: minister

Cairo, Reuters—Egypt will introduce two new cash benefits early next year as part of government efforts to minimize the impact of subsidy cuts on the poor, a government minister ...

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Arafat Madabish
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Saudi Arabia calls for restraint in Yemen as Houthis continue advance

Jeddah and Sana'a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers on Monday urged Yemen's warring factions to work towards reconciliation, as the Shi’ite Houthi move...

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Iranian cleric’s death leaves gap in key power body

Ankara, Reuters—The head of Iran's top clerical body has died after lying in a coma for months, leaving a gap in the only institution that has the authority to elect and dismiss ...

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Khalid Mahmoud
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on : Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014

Libyan army advancing in Benghazi: spokesman

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Libyan army has achieved successive “military victories” against extremists in the eastern city of Benghazi this week, Libyan General Staff...

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Thair Abbas
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Syrian Opposition PM: We plan to from a “Syrian national army”

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Since the beginning of the uprising against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, the Syrian opposition has been plagued by infighting and divis...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years for Steenkamp killing

Pretoria, Reuters—A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfr...

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Afrah Shawqi
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That’s a wrap: Sixth Baghdad International Film Festival concludes

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Despite severe violence and unrest in Iraq and widespread rumors that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is approaching the outskirts of its ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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Opinion: ISIS is real, not a nightmare

Prior to June 6, Iraq’s former prime minister, Nuri Al-Maliki, treated warnings about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) with disdain, claiming reports about the group we...

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