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Paula Astih
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on : Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2014

Syrian opposition PM plays down failure to elect ministers

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Disputes within the Syrian National Coalition, Syria’s umbrella opposition group, will not affect the work of its Istanbul-based interim government, opposition Prime Minister Ahmad Tu’mah told Asharq Al-Awsat. Tu’mah submitted the new interim government line-up during the Coalition’s general authority meeting on Sunday amid a boycott by the Syrian National Democratic bloc and several Kurdish members. Only seven cabinet members managed to secure a major...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2014

Activists raise Raqqa strikes’ death toll to 95

Beirut, AP—The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest attacks on the city of Raqqa in the past three years, activists said Wednesday. Some of the Tuesday airstrikes hit a popular market near a museum and an industrial neighborhood, causing many civilian casualties. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights raised its dea...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2014

Yemen defense minister visits Ma’rib amid tensions

Sana'a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemeni Minister of Defense Mahmoud Al-Subaihi met with military and tribal officials from the oil-rich Ma’rib governorate on Tuesday as conflict...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2014

Syria ‘no-fly zone’ not being considered: NATO general

Izmir, Reuters—NATO is not considering establishing a "no-fly zone" in northern Syria, something Turkey has been calling for to alleviate security and humanitarian pressu...

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Heba Qudsi
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on : Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2014

Saudi National Guard Minister: We hope for Egyptian-Qatari reconciliation soon

Washington, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi National Guard Minister Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz blamed the emergence of terrorist groups in Syria on the international...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2014

Arab world’s beloved singer Sabah dies at 87

Beirut, AP—Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, an icon of Arab music, died Wednesday after a career that spanned over six-decades, Lebanese media said. She was 87. The diva...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2014

Protests spread across US, more troops deployed to prevent fresh Ferguson riots

Ferguson, Reuters—Some 2,000 National Guard troops dispatched to the St. Louis area helped police stave off a second night of rioting and arson after a grand jury declined to i...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2014

Peshmerga waiting on Barzani’s go-ahead to retake Sinjar: official

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, backed by thousands of Yazidi volunteers, are preparing for a decisive battle to liberate Mount Sinjar from the I...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2014

Opinion: ISIS and Al-Ahsa

The long-awaited statement from the Saudi Interior Ministry on the attack on the village of Dalwah in the country's Al-Ahsa province has finally been issued, shedding more light on...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2014

Opinion: We are all journalists

Even after completing my last job at the Al-Arabiya news channel, questions linger in my mind: Are we "feeding" people the information that they require, or are we helping them to ...

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