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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...
Obaid Al-Suhaymi
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on : Thursday, 18 Sep, 2014

Bahrain warns Qatar over citizenship dispute

Manama, Asharq Al-Awsat—Bahrain warned on Wednesday it was ready to take serious counter-measures against Qatar over Doha’s alleged policy of offering Qatari citizenship to Bahraini nationals, in a development that will further heat up already tense relations between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors. In a statement carried by the state-owned Bahrain News Agency, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Khalifa said Qatar’s recent conduct was inconsistent with the spirit...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Thursday, 18 Sep, 2014

Yemen: Iran, Oman pressure Houthis to accept government deal

Sana'a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s Houthis and the central government appeared to move closer to an agreement to end the bloodshed that has recently gripped the country, following Omani–Iranian pressure on the Shi’ite Houthi movement. Yemeni sources have told Asharq Al-Awsat that renewed international and regional efforts are currently being exerted to secure an agreement between Yemen’s Shi’ite Houthis and the central government to end the ongoing conflict, currently t...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq

New York, AP—Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants and ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Scots vote in independence referendum to seal the United Kingdom’s fate

Edinburgh, Reuters—Scots began voting in an independence referendum on Thursday that will decide the fate of the United Kingdom, after opinion polls showed hundreds of th...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Thursday, 18 Sep, 2014

ISIS no threat to Erbil: Peshmerga official

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters currently pose no threat to the Kurdish capital Erbil, as Peshmerga forces continue to drive Islami...

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Amy Assad
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on : Thursday, 18 Sep, 2014

Rock the Casbah review: Dysfunction meets humor at a Moroccan elite family funeral

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Laïla Marrakchi’s Rock the Casbah opens with a narration from the film’s family patriarch, Hassan Ben Amor, played by screen legend Omar Sharif (...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Thursday, 18 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Torn States and Changing Identities

Scotland’s pro-independence camp did not need to form armed groups or practice ritual murders to declare their intention to secede from the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, they pus...

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Paula Astih
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on : Thursday, 18 Sep, 2014

Lebanon to set up Syrian refugee camps, introduce new measures: minister

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Lebanese government is considering setting up “shelters” for existing Syrian refugees as it mulls the introduction of new measures banning the...

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Fatah Al-Rahman Youssef
on : Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014

Saudi–Egyptian bilateral trade to rise 12 percent by year’s end: Egyptian official

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Bilateral trade between Saudi Arabia and Egypt will jump 12 percent year-on-year by the end of 2014, an Egyptian diplomatic official in Riyadh told As...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Saudi Council of Senior Scholars warn against “heinous” terrorism

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority issued a statement on Wednesday reaffirming that terrorism is a “heinous crime, injustice and aggre...

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