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Mustafa Sirri
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

IGAD-mediated talks between South Sudan and rebel movement to resume: official

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The South Sudan government has said that its regionally mediated negotiations with the opposition movement will resume at the end of July, after nearly a month-long break. In a statement to Asharq Al-Awsat, South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei said that the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mediators, who were on a visit to the capital of South Sudan, Juba, over the past few days, had announced that talks between the two sides would res...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. With Israel and Hamas-led Islamist fighters setting seemingly irreconcilable terms for a truce that mediators hope will begin by a Muslim festival next week, Kerry worked the phones from Egypt, while aides made clear his patience was limit...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Bad weather likely cause of fatal Air Algerie crash: French officials

Paris, Reuters—Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed all 116 people on board, French ...

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Mohamed Al-Daameh
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Jordanian shopkeepers brace for Eid spending spree

Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat—Jordanian business owners are ready to meet shoppers’ expectations during the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr festival, when Muslims traditionally wear new clot...

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Bakir Oweida
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Opinion: From Gaza to Mosul, the Killing Continues

Nothing justifies the tanks of the Israeli “Defense” Force shelling thirty Palestinian families, none of whom had any chance of taking shelter or running away. This happened...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Mosul’s Christian refugees pledge never to return

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Following reports that no Christians remain in Iraq’s second city after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) gave Mosul’s Christian community a...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Iraq picks president, but no movement on prime minister

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—It was one step forward and two steps back for Iraq on Thursday as parliament successfully elected a new president, but appeared no closer to choos...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Stalled Ukraine parliament says yet to receive PM’s resignation

Kiev, Reuters—Ukraine's parliament said on Friday it had yet to receive a resignation letter from Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk so could not vote on whether to accept it,...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Gaza and the Curse of Half-Finished Wars

It took the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon two weeks to come out with a call for a ceasefire in Gaza. A diplomatic gesture of the lowest order, the Secretary-General...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014

Dar Al-Hijrah launches in Medina

Medina, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Governor of Medina province, Prince Faisal Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, launched on Tuesday the Dar Al-Hijrah project, owned by the Kingdom’s Publi...

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