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Diana Moukalled
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on : Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2015

Opinion: The Shadow Commander smiles for the camera

Before a year ago, mystery, intrigue and frustration surrounded the search for any report, photograph, or fact relating to Qassem Suleimani, the leader of Iran’s Quds Force, a division of its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. For more than two decades Suleimani’s mission has been to export the values of Khomeini’s revolution outside Iran, a difficult and major task requiring an uncomfortable blend between a religious ideology and the nasty, sometimes brutal work of a security specialist&...

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Mona Alami
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on : Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2015

Tehran’s Political and Military Hegemony over Baghdad

As the world focuses its attention on fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), from Syria and Iraq to Libya, the serious dangers posed by Iran-backed Shi’ite militias in Iraq are barely noticed. US President Barack Obama’s clear enthusiasm for the war on ISIS and his recent overtures towards Tehran have created for the latter an opportunity to tighten its grip in Syria and Iraq as well as other regional countries. Therefore, any steps aimed at fighting ISIS, particularly in...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Monday, 2 Mar, 2015

Yemen: Hadi slams “putschist” Houthis, Saleh, Iran

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi on Sunday accused the Shi’ite Houthi movement, former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, and Iran of con...

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Majid Al-Amir
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on : Monday, 2 Mar, 2015

Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood to split from Egypt parent: sources

Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Jordanian government is to re-designate the Muslim Brotherhood’s branch in the Hashemite Kingdom a Jordanian group, independent from its parent o...

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Fatah Al-Rahman Youssef
on : Monday, 2 Mar, 2015

Attempts to damage Saudi–Egypt ties will fail: Egyptian ambassador

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—"Malicious" attempts aimed at damaging Saudi–Egyptian ties are doomed to fail, Egypt’s ambassador to the Kingdom said, as the leaders of the t...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 2 Mar, 2015

Netanyahu arrives in US, signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech

Washington, Reuters—The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan...

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Fayez Sara
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on : Monday, 2 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Taking the War on Terror to the Next Level

The Middle East has witnessed a flurry of diplomatic activity in recent months, including visits by various leaders from around the world to the region’s capitals, particularly R...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 1 Mar, 2015

Spanish PM hits back at Greek accusation of anti-Athens “axis”

Reuters—Spain's center-right Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy hit back on Sunday against accusations from Greece's leftist premier that Spain and Portugal had led a conservative ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 1 Mar, 2015

Opinion: The UN Envoy to Syria’s Disastrous Failure

The UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura has succeeded in achieving only one thing: arousing anger in most Syrians. He started his mission four months ago with a disappointing p...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Sunday, 1 Mar, 2015

PKK leader calls on movement to take “historic” decision and end armed conflict with Turkey

Beirut and Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdish armed separatist movement the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), on Saturday called on...

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