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Diana Moukalled
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on : Tuesday, 2 Sep, 2014

Opinion: When Syrian Soldiers Become Victims

I have discovered I am not the only person who suddenly feels alert or wary when scrolling down news feeds on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. This is especially true when I see a picture of a head or a body looming at the bottom of the screen. No sooner do I hold my breath in anticipation of once again seeing a severed head being brandished in front of the camera than someone comes along and justifies bringing images such as this onto my and hundreds of others’ screens. These days, full as t...

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Mohamed Abdu Hassanein
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on : Tuesday, 2 Sep, 2014

German Goethe Institute in Cairo hosts hip-hop workshop for young women

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt’s art scene has become increasingly diverse since the country’s 2011 uprising, with various projects reflecting the mood on the streets. Graffiti painted on the walls of Egypt’s squares and coffeehouses documenting the upheaval of January 25, 2011 became one of the symbols of the revolution. In fact, the country has seen the emergence of numerous artistic movements in theater, music, singing and fine art—most visible at the monthly culture festival,...

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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 t...

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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...

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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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