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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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Salman Aldossary
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on : Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

Opinion: When the Terrorists Become “Activists”

Saudi Arabia has issued a death sentence for a Saudi Shi’ite religious figure, Nimr Al-Nimr. The charges that have been proven against him are numerous and quite varied. The most prominent among them include using armed violence against the state and leading efforts to incite and support terrorists who have murdered civilians and security personnel and set fire to public property, not to mention his publicly boasting of his links with Iran and calling for the fragmentation of Saudi Arabia and ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Oil steadies around $86 on Saudi-Kuwait oilfield news

London, Reuters—Brent crude steadied around 86 US dollars a barrel on Monday, holding on to a rally from near four-year lows last week on news of a cut in Saudi-Kuwait oil output. Production has been halted temporarily for environmental reasons at the Saudi-Kuwait Khafji oilfield, which has output of 280,000 to 300,000 barrels per day (bpd), a little more than 2 percent of Saudi Arabia's total production capacity. The move is unlikely to affect oil supplies from Saudi Arabia, the world's...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

US airdrops weapons to Syrian Kurds

Ankara and Beirut, Reuters/Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian border town of Kobani, while th...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

Yemen: Houthis push for key ministerial portfolios

Sana’a and Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Houthi movement is pushing to secure the defense, interior and finance portfolios in Yemen's new cabinet, despite stern opposition fr...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

Japanese PM Abe suffers setback as two ministers quit

Tokyo, Reuters—Two Japanese cabinet ministers resigned on Monday, dealing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe his biggest setback since he took office in December 2012. The resignations...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

Arab League vows support for Iraq against ISIS

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Arab league Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby said the organization and its members would "defend all countries against the Islamic State of Iraq and S...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

The Arab Media’s Pursuit of a Scoop

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—One question all news junkies ask is: where have I seen this item before? The origin of a news story, its trajectory across the global media, and ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Egypt and Sudan to coordinate on Libya unrest

Cairo, AP—Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Sunday his country will work with Sudan to support Libya's military against Islamic militants in a bid to restore stability...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 19 Oct, 2014

Texas lab worker on cruise tests negative for Ebola

Galveston, Reuters—A Dallas hospital lab worker who spent much of a cruise holiday in isolation after possible exposure to Ebola has tested negative for the disease, and in Texas...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 19 Oct, 2014

Houthis seize town south of Yemeni capital

Sana’a, AP/Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen's Shi’ite rebels captured a town south of the capital Sana’a early on Sunday, when they also blew up the house of a rival Islamist politici...

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