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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 28 Aug, 2014

US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

Freetown, Sierra Leone, AP—A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse. The disease has already killed more than 1,400 people in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, and Doctors Without Borders warned that the tremendous influx of patients in Liberia, in particular, is overwhelming their treatment centers there. "I wish I didn...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Thursday, 28 Aug, 2014

Opinion: The Middle East faces an existential challenge

Many of my friends dislike the term “Arab Spring,” which was created and made famous by the Western media. The oldest “spring” I remember is the “Prague Spring” of 1968, when the then-leader of Czechoslovakia, Alexander Dubček—a Slovak—led a reformist wave that challenged the traditional communist line Czechoslovakia had followed since the Second World War, particularly that of the Antonín Novotný era between 1953 and 1968. However, after a brief reformist experiment, ...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Thursday, 28 Aug, 2014

Maliki claims to have “Plan B” if government talks fail

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq’s outgoing Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki said on Wednesday he was prepared to form a new government from among Iraq’s Shi’ite parties if o...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 28 Aug, 2014

Opinion: When it comes to ISIS, Iranian help is useless and dangerous

“It is often forgotten that ever since the Iranian revolution, and the ousting of the Shah in 1979, there have been several occasions when the Iranians have been working, informa...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 27 Aug, 2014

President-elect Erdoğan heralds “new Turkey” in last party speech

Ankara, Reuters—In a farewell speech to supporters of his Justice and Development Party (AKP), Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the AKP’s mission to resha...

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Fatah Al-Rahman Youssef
on : Wednesday, 27 Aug, 2014

US still needs Saudi oil: Embassy spokesman

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi oil exports to the US will not be affected by the latter’s recent push to increase domestic oil production, the official spokesman for the US ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 27 Aug, 2014

Yemeni president calls on Houthis to dismantle protest camps

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—In the latest development in the escalating dispute between the Yemeni government and the Houthi movement occupying sites across Sana’a, Yemeni Pr...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Wednesday, 27 Aug, 2014

Saudi Arabia arrests members of terror recruitment cell

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi authorities announced on Tuesday the arrest of eight people on suspicion of recruiting young people to join terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. ...

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Mohamed Al-Daameh
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on : Wednesday, 27 Aug, 2014

Jordanian authorities arrest ISIS, Nusra Front suspects

Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat—Jordanian authorities have launched a crackdown on alleged supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Al-Nusra Front, arresting m...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 27 Aug, 2014

Afghan election audit disrupted as candidate threatens to walk out

Kabul, Reuters—Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah withdrew observers from a UN-supervised audit of votes on Wednesday, a member of his team said, after threateni...

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