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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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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

Arab League vows support for Iraq against ISIS

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Arab league Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby said the organization and its members would "defend all countries against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) advance" on Sunday, on a visit to Iraq's capital. Speaking at a press conference to mark the arrival of an Arab League delegation to Iraq including the foreign ministers of Kuwait and Mauritania, Elaraby also said that Arab countries were joining forces to stem the flow of ISIS sympathizers traveling fro...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

The Arab Media’s Pursuit of a Scoop

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—One question all news junkies ask is: where have I seen this item before? The origin of a news story, its trajectory across the global media, and its eventual fade from view are part of the excitement that it relays. Those who browse the Arab media must have asked that question the other day when many newspapers, especially in Egypt and Lebanon, highlighted a story about a statement by Sheikh Yussef Al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian theologian closely associated with ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

Egypt and Sudan to coordinate on Libya unrest

Cairo, AP—Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Sunday his country will work with Sudan to support Libya's military against Islamic militants in a bid to restore stability...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 19 Oct, 2014

Texas lab worker on cruise tests negative for Ebola

Galveston, Reuters—A Dallas hospital lab worker who spent much of a cruise holiday in isolation after possible exposure to Ebola has tested negative for the disease, and in Texas...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 19 Oct, 2014

Houthis seize town south of Yemeni capital

Sana’a, AP/Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen's Shi’ite rebels captured a town south of the capital Sana’a early on Sunday, when they also blew up the house of a rival Islamist politici...

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Nazeer Rida
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on : Sunday, 19 Oct, 2014

US officials in contact with Syrian Kurds “for more than two years”: PYD spokesman

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Representatives from the main Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have been in contact with US officials “for more than two years,” an...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 19 Oct, 2014

Hong Kong street clashes erupt despite imminent talks

Hong Kong, Reuters—Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong early on Sunday for a second night, deepening a sense of impasse between a government with limited options and a pro-democ...

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Ma'ad Fayad
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on : Sunday, 19 Oct, 2014

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 t...

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Wafiq Al-Samarrai
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on : Sunday, 19 Oct, 2014

Opinion: What went wrong in Kobani?

I have been of the opinion that directing airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions in Syria has been a mistake since the international campaign against the gr...

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Tariq Alhomayed
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on : Sunday, 19 Oct, 2014

Opinion: Hezbollah and the Saudi Terrorist

Just look and see who has issued a statement calling on international human right organizations to intervene in Saudi Arabia. It is none other than the terrorist Hezbollah group! L...

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