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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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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Sunday, 26 Oct, 2014

New Libyan Defense Minister to be appointed within days, says parliamentary speaker

Tobruk, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libyan Speaker of Parliament Aqeela Saleh said that a new Minister of Defense is set to be appointed within the coming few days, but refused to divulge the name of the ministerial candidate that the Tobruk-based parliament is set to discuss. The appointment of a Defense Minister would be an important step for Libya’s legitimate government against a rival government and parliament that remain present in Tripoli amid an ongoing offensive against Islamists in...

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Abdul Moneim Said
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on : Sunday, 26 Oct, 2014

Opinion: ISIS cannot be ‘contained’

By the time this article goes to print, the battle for the Syrian border town of Kobani, or Ain Al-Arab as it is known in Arabic, may have reached its logical conclusion with the collapse of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) campaign to seize it. The fate of Kobani has clung between two possible outcomes; the fall of the city to ISIS terrorists or the city's defenders successfully repelling this attack. Airstrikes by the US and its allies have tipped the scales in favor of the defen...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Exclusive: General Allen discusses coalition plans for defeating ISIS as regional tour starts

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—When the American Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Gen. John Allen, arri...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

On eve of poll, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe course

Kiev, Reuters—President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the ...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Iraqi army drives ISIS out of key Shi’ite district

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi army forces raised the national flag on government buildings in the Jurf Al-Sakhr district, 43 miles (70 km) south of Baghdad, on Friday af...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Houthis seize historic castle in western Yemen

Sana'a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Houthi militants captured a historic castle in Al-Hudaydah Governorate on Friday following clashes with members of Hirak Al-Tuhami, an anti-Houthi...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Egypt: Sisi warns of “existential” battle after Sinai attack

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said “foreign hands” were behind Friday’s attack on troops in the country’s restive Sinai Peninsul...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Mali’s first Ebola case, a 2-year-old girl, dies: officials

Bamako, Reuters—A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola died on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organization warned that many people had potentially bee...

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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 ...

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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 a...

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