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Heba Qudsi
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on : Friday, 19 Dec, 2014

Palestinians ready for further negotiations on UN resolution

Washington and Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Palestinians are ready for further negotiations on the draft resolution that they submitted to the UN Security Council on Wednesday in order to secure 9 out of the 15 votes required to meet a 2017 deadline for the end of Israeli occupation. Speaking on Thursday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that he supports further negotiations over the proposed UN Security Council resolution amid fears that Washington could seek to use its v...

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Heba Qudsi
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on : Friday, 19 Dec, 2014

US places Ajnad Misr and senior Al-Qaeda official on terror list

Washington, Asharq Al-Awsat—The US State Department has listed Egyptian insurgent group Ajnad Misr and senior Al-Qaeda figure Ibrahim Al-Rubaysh as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. In a statement issued on Thursday, the US State Department said: “Ajnad Misr is an Egyptian violent extremist group that splintered from Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis, a designated foreign terrorist organization and Specially Designated Global entity.” Ajnad Misr, which means the Soldiers of Egypt in...

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Amy Assad
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on : Friday, 19 Dec, 2014

Syria belongs to its people: Syriac Orthodox Patriarch

Vienna and London, Asharq Al-Awsat—It is Christmas season in Austria and a chilly, drizzly evening in its capital Vienna. The city’s busy Christmas market at the foot of it...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 19 Dec, 2014

Text of Palestinians’ UN Resolution on Statehood

Reaffirming its previous resolutions, in particular resolutions 242 (1967); 338 (1973), 1397 (2002), 1515 (2003), 1544 (2004), 1850 (2008), 1860 (2009) and the Madrid Princip...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 19 Dec, 2014

Pakistan: 67 militants killed after school massacre

Islamabad, AP—Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Iraqi Kurds liberate besieged Sinjar mountain, freeing hundreds

Zumar, Iraq, Reuters—Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of people trapped there by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Friday, 19 Dec, 2014

Opinion: Sheikh Ghamdi’s Victory

The size of recent stock market losses, a fall in oil prices for the first time in years, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) massacres, terrorist attacks in Riyadh and its subu...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 19 Dec, 2014

Opinion: Jeb, Hillary and the Fog of Uncertainty

By all accounts, the United States is in need of new leadership capable of providing it with some direction in an age of uncertainty. Led by President Barack Obama into a dense fog...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 18 Dec, 2014

Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in northeast Nigeria

Maiduguri, Nigeria, AP—Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185, fleeing residents said Thursday of an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls wer...

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Paula Astih
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on : Thursday, 18 Dec, 2014

Lebanon braces for attacks from ISIS and Al-Nusra Front

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Lebanese Army has boosted its presence along the Syrian border after receiving intelligence that Islamist militants were planning to launch attacks on...

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