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  • An Agonizing Eid

    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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Fatah Al-Rahman Youssef
on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

Saudi insurance market set for major losses during Eid season: sources

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Insurance companies in Saudi Arabia will suffer major losses during the Eid holiday season as a result of a spike in claims due to the increased incidents of motor accidents and health problems that tend to follow the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, industry sources have told Asharq Al-Awsat. Insurance expert Murad Zuraiqat said that losses to the car insurance subsector alone will likely rise by “at least 10 percent” during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday period—...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

Egypt demands unified Palestinian position on ceasefire: official

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Egyptian government has called on the Palestinian Authority and Hamas to unify their stance on the Egyptian-sponsored ceasefire initiative to end the fighting in Gaza ahead of a forthcoming meeting in Cairo. A senior Palestinian official, speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said that Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi had informed his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas that ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor dies from virus

Freetown, Reuters—The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said....

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Dalshad Abdullah and Layal Abu Rahal
on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

Kurdish security service takes aim at ISIS oil smuggling

Erbil and Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq claim to have made major inroads into shutting down oil smuggling by militants from the Islamic Sta...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

Israeli shelling kills 19 taking refuge in Gaza school: UN

Gaza, Reuters—Israeli shells blasted a UN-run school in a Gaza refugee camp on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people and wounding about 125 others taking refuge there, a ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

More violence in China’s Xinjiang after deadly attack

Beijing, Reuters—Western tourists saw a body lying in a pool of blood in a major city in China's violence-prone Xinjiang province on Wednesday, as security forces flooded in ...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

ISIS, Baghdad fight over strategic town southwest of capital

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi tribal leaders have called on authorities to pay more attention to winning the “hearts and minds” of citizens in order to combat the advanc...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

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 Ira...

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on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

Jeddah’s Al-Shafi’i Mosque: The Story of a Thousand-Year-Old Minaret

Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—In 647 CE the Caliph Uthman Ibn Affan selected Jeddah as a major seaport for the holy city of Mecca and a gateway for trade with neighboring states. Consi...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

Opinion: A Carousel of Crises

Crises in the region have been proliferating and competing with one another since 2011, so much so that global media attention is changing on a weekly basis. While one crisis jumps...

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