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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 27 Feb, 2015

German parliament approves Greece’s bailout extension

Berlin, AP—Germany's parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Lawmakers voted 542-32 to back the bailout extension. There were 13 abstentions. Greece was granted the extension by its European creditors in exchange for a commitment to budget reforms. Germany is among the countries that needed to approve the deal in its national parliament. "This is not about new billions fo...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 27 Feb, 2015

Opinion: Erdoğan’s Dangerous Power Game

According to Western governments, more than 12,000 of their citizens have traveled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in various capacities including frontline fighters. Estimates also show that 8,000 citizens of some 20 other nations have also traveled to ISIS-held territory to lend a helping hand. The question is: How do they get there? Judging by public statements from Western officials, including France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls, the answer is t...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Friday, 27 Feb, 2015

Splits emerging within ISIS in Iraq: sources

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Cracks are appearing within the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) amid reports of divisions and confrontation between foreign fighters and l...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Thursday, 26 Feb, 2015

Opinion: Fighting ISIS is the duty of all Arabs

When Saddam Hussein invaded and occupied Kuwait in 1990, an international coalition was formed to expel his army. The coalition was advocated and embraced by Saudi Arabia who effec...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 26 Feb, 2015

‘Jihadi John’ resembles man raised in UK, Muslim group says

London, AP—A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in Syria bears strong similarities to...

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Amy Assad
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on : Thursday, 26 Feb, 2015

274 Assyrian Christian captives awaiting ISIS trial

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Hundreds of Assyrian Christians abducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in a series of dawn raids on their villages in Syria’s northeast ...

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Fahd Al-Zayabi
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on : Thursday, 26 Feb, 2015

Saudi, Qatar move embassies to Aden: GCC source

Riyadh and Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—The ambassadors of Saudi Arabia and Qatar on Wednesday resumed their work in Aden, the Red Sea port city where Yemen’s President Abd Ra...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 26 Feb, 2015

Saudi officials hold high-level anti-terror meetings

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia this week intensified its anti-terrorism efforts with a series of high-level meetings with foreign officials to discuss the Islamic S...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 26 Feb, 2015

Argentina set to revamp intelligence agency in wake of prosecutor’s death

Buenos Aires, Reuters—The revamp of Argentina's intelligence service faced its final legislative hurdle on Wednesday, with Congress poised to create a new agency after the go...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Thursday, 26 Feb, 2015

Walid Jumblatt: Al-Nusra Front are not terrorists

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt has traditionally played the role of kingmaker in Lebanese politics. However, nine months after the end of...

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