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  • Assad’s Unofficial Iraqis

    Assad’s Unofficial Iraqis
    Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Much attention has been given to the involvement of Lebanese fighters from Hezbollah in the fighting in Syria, understandably so given their fierce reputation and ...

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  • Magic Carpets

    Magic Carpets
    Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat—Azerbaijan is famous for its carpets, and rightly so. With their intricate repeating patterns and geometrical motifs, woven expertly by practitioners whose methods a...

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  • Old Powers in a New Poll

    Old Powers in a New Poll
    Images of a frail old man insisting he is fit to govern will do little to persuade Algerian voters that Abdelaziz Bouteflika is the president to lead them forward into a democratic future. ...

Media

Bakir Oweida
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on : Friday, 18 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Palestinian “Pessoptimism”

There is nothing new in saying it is the fate of those who hope for the best for all those around them to face the consequences of these dreams and the pains that accompany them. While reminding ourselves of this maxim may not bring any benefit, it does us no harm to repeat it. Palestinian–Israeli peace is an expensive dream. If the doors of pessimism were thrown open and all windows of optimism nailed shut, I would say that realizing this dream is an impossibility. This is why I imme...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 18 Apr, 2014

Haifa Wehbe film withdrawn from Egypt cinemas

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has ordered Haifa Wehbe’s latest cinematic offering, Halaweet Rooh (Beauty of the Soul), withdrawn from cinemas, a state-owned news agency reported on Wednesday. The film had initially been released on April 3. The film tells the story of Rooh (Wehbe), a nightclub singer who becomes the object of desire for men in her working class neighborhood after her husband moves away. The movie is directed by Sameh Abdelaziz...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 18 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Putin’s Next Hunting Ground

Having flexed his muscles in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing to mark out the Caspian Basin as another zone of influence for Moscow. Next week, foreign minist...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 17 Apr, 2014

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

Geneva, AP—Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. The agreem...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 17 Apr, 2014

Syria submits more “detailed” list of chemical weapons

Beirut/The Hague, Reuters—Syria has submitted a "more specific" list of its chemical weapons to the global regulator overseeing the destruction of its stockpile after discrepanci...

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Khalid Mahmoud
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on : Thursday, 17 Apr, 2014

Libya restarts oil exports from Hariga port

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libya is restarting the process of exporting oil after an eight-month standoff with rebels who blockaded a number of the country’s most prominent por...

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Aidroos Abdelaziz
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on : Thursday, 17 Apr, 2014

Yemen FM calls for donor money to fight security threats

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Foreign Minister Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi said on Wednesday that “security is one of the main challenges facing Yemen,” following the emergence of a vide...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 17 Apr, 2014

Lebanon: Geagea reveals platform amid Gemayel candidacy rumors

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Lebanese presidential elections campaign gained momentum Wednesday, with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea announcing his electoral platform and...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 17 Apr, 2014

Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of “abyss”

Mariupol, Reuters—Separatists attacked a base of the Ukrainian national guard overnight and Kiev said three separatists were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-R...

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Abeer Mishkhas
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on : Thursday, 17 Apr, 2014

Magic Carpets

Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat—Azerbaijan is famous for its carpets, and rightly so. With their intricate repeating patterns and geometrical motifs, woven expertly by practitioners w...

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