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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Asian, Western firms bid for UAE oilfields: sources

Abu Dhabi, Reuters—Asian and Western firms have bid to help operate the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) biggest oilfields after a deal with oil majors expired this year, but the Gulf Arab state is yet to decide whether to let Asian oil buyers in for the long haul, sources said. A final decision on the winning firms is unlikely before early 2015 as political leaders in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, weigh whether to bring in Asian firms or stick with old partners, industry and diplomatic...

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Tariq Alhomayed
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on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Opinion: A Crisis Made in Washington

Has the West become accustomed to crises taking place in the Middle East, no longer caring about them (with the Syrian conflict serving as a prime example here)? The truth is that the real crisis which everyone has to learn to live with is that of President Obama himself, and not those of the region. Today everyone is convinced the Middle East can expect nothing from Obama’s dithering administration, which is incapable of making serious decisions about the events taking place around us. ...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Saving Yemen

The Houthis are nothing more than a rebel movement in Yemen that has gotten out of control, attempting to become a state within a state. Recently, the movement found the opportunit...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 21 Jul, 2014

Central African leader appeals for ceasefire as talks open in Congo

Reuters, Brazzaville—The Central African Republic's interim president appealed on Monday to Muslim Seleka rebels and 'anti-balaka' Christian militia to agree a ceasefire at t...

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Ma'ad Fayad
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on : Monday, 21 Jul, 2014

Iraqi Kurds still split on presidential candidates

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Amid continuing political deadlock in Iraq, the selection of the country’s next president remains mired in confusion despite the return of incumbent...

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Waleed Abdul Rahman
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on : Monday, 21 Jul, 2014

Egypt: New independent alliance prepares to fight parliamentary elections

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Several Egyptian politicians have announced that they will contest upcoming parliamentary elections as part of a new coalition called the 25–30 A...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 21 Jul, 2014

Displaced Palestinians speak of ordeal

Gaza, Asharq Al-Awsat—Palestinians who fled the Israeli bombardment of the Shejaia district of Gaza City on Sunday have spoken to Asharq Al-Awsat of their ordeal as they fled...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 21 Jul, 2014

Israel kills militants entering from Gaza as death toll tops 500

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—Israeli forces killed at least 10 Palestinian militants on Monday after they crossed the border from Gaza through two tunnels, the military said, as the d...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 21 Jul, 2014

Ukraine workers find more bodies at crash site

Hrabove, Ukraine, AP—Rescuers retrieved more bodies on Monday in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed, killing all 298 people aboard....

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Lahssen Moqana
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on : Monday, 21 Jul, 2014

Morocco real estate group to issue Kingdom’s first mortgage bond

Casablanca, Asharq Al-Awsat—Morocco’s Addoha Property Group is planning to issue bonds worth 2 billion Moroccan dirhams (244 million US dollars) this week, in a bid to rest...

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