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    New War, Old Faces
    Despite the pre-war strength—on paper—of the Syrian armed forces, the fighting in Syria has stretched the limits of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s military resources. Now in its ...

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Stephen Wicken
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New War, Old Faces

Despite the pre-war strength—on paper—of the Syrian armed forces, the fighting in Syria has stretched the limits of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s military resources. Now in its fourth year, Assad’s fight against the forces of the Syrian revolution depends increasingly on support from Iran and its proxies. The role of Lebanon’s Hezbollah came to the fore at Al-Qusayr in June 2013, but Shi'a militias from Iraq have also played a key part in defending southern Damascus and augm...

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Pakistan’s army wants TV news channel shut down

Islamabad, AP—Pakistan's powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence service shot one of its top anchors. Press freedom advocates on Wednesday decried the move against Geo News TV, whose popular talk show host Hamid Mir suffered multiple gunshot in the attack last Saturday. Mir's shooting has sparked protests by journalists in Pakistan, a country considered one of t...

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US temporarily resumes military aid to Egypt amid unrest

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The US has temporarily lifted an arms embargo on Cairo to deliver 10 attack helicopters to the Egyptian government amid reports that two police office...

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Turkey calls WWI Armenian killings ‘shared pain’

Ankara, AP—Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday offered an unprecedented conciliatory message to Armenians on the eve of the anniversary of the massacre ...

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Fatah and Hamas agree unity government deal

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fatah and Hamas have reached an agreement to form a Palestinian national unity government before June following the re-launch of reconciliation effo...

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Samir Salha
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Opinion: What next for Turkey’s Kurds?

The results of the local elections and its repercussions on the political scene continue to reverberate throughout Turkey. The Justice and Development Party (AKP) was the biggest w...

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Yemeni officers assassinated in wake of drone strikes

Sana'a and London, Asharq Al-Awsat and AP—A number of Yemeni security officials were assassinated on Monday and Tuesday, possibly in retaliation against a series of recent ai...

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Violence erupts in Rio slum near Olympic venues

Rio De Janeiro, AP—A Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence late on Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents setting fires and showering...

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Lebanese parliament fails to elect new president

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lebanese MPs failed to select a new president on Wednesday, in what my herald the beginning of a fierce and divisive competition to elect a new head o...

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Ali Ibrahim
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Opinion: Libya is ripe for international intervention

When crises proliferate and compete in one geographic location, it is only natural that some will gain priority over others. This explains the current puzzling absence of the inter...

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