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    An Agonizing Eid
    Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—While Western and international media continue to shine a spotlight on the mass exodus of Mosul’s Christians at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (I...

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Mohamed Abdu Hassanein
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on : Friday, 1 Aug, 2014

Egypt’s Salafist Nour party says “no” to electoral alliances

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt’s Salafist Al-Nour Party does not intend to join any political alliance ahead of parliamentary elections set to be held later this year, party leader Younes Makhioun told Asharq Al-Awsat. “The Nour Party is among the most powerful parties currently present on the Egyptian scene. Talk about it being isolated by the [electoral] alliances is a slur [on the party,]” the Salafist leader said. The Salafist Nour party won the second largest number of...

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Eidroos Abdulaziz
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on : Friday, 1 Aug, 2014

Yemeni Deputy Interior Minister: Loose weapons are the biggest threat we face

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—As well as the threat of terrorism and the country’s political divisions, Yemen now faces the possibility of another wave of popular unrest thanks to a series of controversial economic reforms. On Wednesday, a series of protests in the capital Sana’a left one dead, according to press reports, after soldiers fired into the air to break up a protest against the lifting of fuel subsidies. Asharq Al-Awsat spoke to Yemen’s deputy interior minister, Brig. Gen. Al...

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Bakir Oweida
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on : Friday, 1 Aug, 2014

Opinion: What Happens When the Fighting Stops?

As mourners comfort each other over the passing of their loved ones, they often wish that the loss will be “the last of sad times.” But they are not aware that, in doing this, ...

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Mahmoud Abu Awad
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on : Friday, 1 Aug, 2014

Palestine’s Syrian Refugees: From the Frying Pan to the Fire

Gaza, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fadil Al-Wadiyeh, a Syrian refugee of Palestinian descent, thought it would be safer for himself and his family to return to the Gaza Strip rather than stay...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 1 Aug, 2014

Opinion: Fuad Masoum, A Man of Calm Strength

Iraqis certainly know how to surprise themselves, and everyone else. Just when many pundits claimed that the democratic experience had failed, Iraqis set the constitutional process...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

Elite Iranian force enters Iraq via Kurdistan: official

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—A heavily armed Iranian military force landed at Sulaymaniyah International Airport this week, deploying to Kirkuk to defend Shi’a shrines from rad...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

Heavy shelling, clashes resume in Libya’s Tripoli

Tripoli, Reuters—Heavy shelling resumed on Thursday in southern Tripoli, where rival militia brigades were battling for control of the capital's main airport in some of the worst...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

Argentina braces for market reaction to second default in 12 years

Buenos Aires, Reuters—Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after hopes for a midnight deal with holdout creditors were dashed, setting up stock and bond prices...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

Jerusalem, AP—Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza offensive against the territory's Hamas rulers in a three...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

“Complacent” NATO unprepared for Russian threat: British lawmakers

London, Reuters—NATO is not prepared for the threat of a Russian attack on one of its members, British lawmakers said on Thursday, calling for more equipment and troops t...

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