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  • Rouhani’s Judicial Challenge

    Rouhani’s Judicial Challenge
    London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Every year, Amnesty International releases dozens of reports about the state of human rights in country's across the world. When it comes to Iran, one issue of ...

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  • The Steven Sotloff I Knew

    The Steven Sotloff I Knew
    Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Steven Sotloff stood at a checkpoint east of the Libyan city of Sirte in the sweltering heat of August 2011, not far from where the late dictator, Muammar Gaddafi...
Arafat Madabish
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on : Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014

Yemen’s Houthis advancing as UN mulls sanctions

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—The UN Security Council said on Tuesday that it was considering imposing sanctions on individuals and movements involved "in armed conflicts to obstruct the political transition in Yemen," amid worsening violence between the rebel Houthi movement and the Yemeni government. Intense clashes broke out between Houthi rebels and the Yemeni military, backed by allied tribesman, in and around the capital Sana’a on Tuesday, resulting in the death of at least 12 p...

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on : Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014

US general says cannot rule out larger ground role in Iraq

Washington, Reuters—The most senior US military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq's ground war against Islamic State militants, but the White House stressed they would not deploy on a combat mission. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, said there was no intention now to place American military advisers on the ground in direct combat. At present, US assistance is taking other for...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014

Pakistan’s PM threatens to clear protesters camped in capital

Islamabad, Reuters—Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, weakened by weeks of demonstrations calling for him to resign, threatened on Wednesday to clear a protest camp e...

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Ma'ad Fayad
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on : Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014

Iraq Coalition leader hails Abadi’s halting of airstrikes

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—The leader of one of the Sunni political blocs in Iraq's parliament welcomed Prime Minister Haider Al-Abdadi's decision to halt air strikes on Is...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Déjà Vu All Over Again

The campaign that is being waged by some Islamists, backed by some nationalist and left-wing writers and a new generation of their students, against the new international alliance ...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014

Opinion: The people of Egypt have spoken

It is not hard to gauge the general mood of the Egyptian public, especially for those who wish to understand it clearly. Despite this, political forces, countries and even Egyptian...

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Mohamed Khair
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on : Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014

Lebanon investigates undersea freshwater springs to tackle drought

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Freshwater springs off Lebanon’s coast could help alleviate the country’s worst water crisis in decades, though the country’s government is ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 16 Sep, 2014

Scottish “Don’t Knows” hold key to historic vote

Edinburgh, Reuters—Scotland's independence campaign has stoked strong passions on both sides but with just two days until Thursday's historic referendum, it is the quiet wave...

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Michel Abu Najm
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on : Tuesday, 16 Sep, 2014

Saudi FM tells Paris meeting fight against ISIS will last decade

Paris and London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will likely take a decade, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Tuesday, 16 Sep, 2014

Yemen’s Houthis advancing close to Saudi border: source

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Houthi forces are advancing in Yemen’s western Al-Hudaydah province, seeking to take control of a number of strategic areas including the port...

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