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  • From the Sands to the Stars

    From the Sands to the Stars
    Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi filmmaking has been in the spotlight recently after the success of the highly acclaimed Wadjda, which picked up a number of prizes on the international film f...

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  • New War, Old Faces

    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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Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians—Israeli official

Jerusalem, Reuters—Israel suspended peace talks with the Palestinians on Thursday in response to President Mahmoud Abbas's unity agreement with Hamas Islamists. "The security cabinet decided unanimously this evening that the government of Israel will not hold negotiations with a Palestinian government that is backed by Hamas, a terror organization that calls for Israel's destruction," an official statement said after a six-hour meeting. Asked to clarify whether that meant the talks w...

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Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Russia starts drill near border

Slaviansk, Ukraine/St Petersburg, Russia, Reuters—Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would go in. Under an international accord signed in Geneva last week, illegal armed groups in Ukraine, including the rebels occupying about a dozen public buildings in the largely Russian-speaking east, are supposed to disa...

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Syria: Presidential “campaign” opens amid aid delivery delays

Beirut, AP—A 54-year-old lawmaker and a former minister, became the second candidate to register his bid in Syria's almost universally scorned presidential elections, officia...

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Lebanon braces for politicking over presidency

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Following parliament’s inability to choose a successor to outgoing President Michel Suleiman on Wednesday, Lebanon’s political blocs and figures...

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UK, France launch new measures to prevent citizens fighting in Syria

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Several European countries have launched fresh efforts to prevent their citizens traveling to join the fighting in Syria, ahead of a meeting scheduled...

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Hamza Mustafa
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Iraq parties trade accusations over security crisis

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Rival political parties in Iraq traded accusations of politicizing the security crisis on Wednesday, one week ahead of legislative elections and am...

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Hussein Shobokshi
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Opinion: The Freedom and Responsibility of the Press

There have been constant calls for the liberation of the Arab media, the abolishment of censorship and demands for ministries of information to promote freedoms almost without limi...

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Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asia allies

Tokyo, Reuters—US President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defense, including of tiny isles at the heart of a row with China, bu...

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Mohamed Hassan Shaban
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Egypt government considers raising electricity prices

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt is considering raising electricity prices for some users as part of wide-ranging subsidy reforms, following an announcement on Monday that it wil...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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Opinion: Whatever happened to deterrence?

We have grown accustomed to the deterrence theory formulated as the Cold War began. The concept covers “nuclear deterrence” down to the last detail. Nuclear deterrence—or...

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