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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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  • Waging the Information War on ISIS

    Waging the Information War on ISIS
    London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Although the US-led airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Al-Nusra Front have grabbed most of the headlines, US officials have been ...
Asharq Al-Awsat
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Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

Suruc, Turkey, Reuters—US-led air strikes hit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces to enter from neighboring Turkey. The predominantly Kurdish town, besieged for more than 40 days, has become the focus of a global war against the Sunni Muslim insurgents, who have captured expanses of Iraq and Syria and declared an Islamic "caliphate" strad...

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Liberia opens new Ebola treatment center

Monrovia, AP—Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday, remembering the days when "the dying, the sick, the dead who could not picked up on time" as officials hope the disease is on the decline in this West African country. American and UN officials as well as Cuban doctors were among the crowd as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf opened the treatment center, which can currently hold 200 patients and could eventually treat ...

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Kamal Ben Younes
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Tunisia: Ghannouchi calls for national unity government

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Tunisia’s Ennahda party leader Rachid Ghannouchi called for the formation of a national unity government in the North African republic, warning t...

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Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque amid tight security

Jerusalem, Reuters—Muslim men over 50 prayed at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel closed all access to the sacred compo...

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Protesters in Burkina Faso call for Compaore to step down

Ouagadougou, Reuters—Hundreds of protesters marched in the capital of Burkina Faso on Friday demanding that President Blaise Compaore step down, a day after the military diss...

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Hamza Mustafa
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Baghdad not doing enough to combat ISIS in Anbar: tribal chief

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—The government is not doing enough to help Iraq’s restive western Anbar province against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a prominen...

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ISIS kills 220 Iraqis from tribe that opposed them

Baghdad, Reuters—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe's opposition to their takeover of territory west of ...

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Amir Taheri
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Opinion: Karbala via Glasgow

Anxious to reach agreement with the P5+1 on Iran’s nuclear program, President Hassan Rouhani is trying to mobilize support for his divisive policy. Last month, he tried to woo na...

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Protesters march on Burkina presidency after burning parliament

Ouagadougou, Reuters—Thousands of protesters marched on Burkina Faso's presidential palace after burning the parliament building and ransacking state television offices on Thursd...

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Sweden recognises Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process

Stockholm, Reuters—The Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine on Thursday, the first Western European country to do so, reflecting growing international ...

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