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Vivian Haddad
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

The Mesaharati, Still Part of Sidon’s Ramadan Tradition

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Late at night, during the holy month of Ramadan, a mesaharati makes his way through the alleyways of Sidon in Lebanon. He bangs his drum, recites poetry, and calls out to the people to wake them for their pre-dawn suhoor meal, their final chance to have a snack and a drink before the next day’s fast. The mesaharati is a tradition which many Lebanese people have been accustomed since childhood. A male or female town crier only employed during the 30 days of Ram...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Gaza needs a permanent solution

It almost seems like the inescapable destiny of the Gazan people is that every two years a war breaks out in their country, with airstrikes and an Israeli ground offensive that takes a heavy toll on civilians. They must repeatedly suffer material losses and destroyed homes as well as the loss of life and limb, prompting thousands of people to flee from the shelling each time. Each time, fighting drags on for weeks as regional and international mediators and envoys flock to Gaza before they fi...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

Remaining Mosul Christians forced to convert to Islam: Iraqi official

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—The few remaining Christian families in the Iraqi city of Mosul have been told to 'convert or die' by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants ...

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Shuja Al-Baqmi
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

Saudi cell phone market set for aggressive competition this Hajj season

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia’s ‘big three’ wireless carriers will be launching aggressive marketing campaigns this Hajj season in a bid to capture a larger shar...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Jokowi party claims victory in Indonesian presidential election

Jakarta, Reuters—Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election on Tuesday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world's third largest ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Saudi Arabia to open stock market to foreign investment in 2015

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia will open its stock market to foreign financial institutions by mid-2015—a long-awaited move that sent the Arab world’s largest e...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Al-Qaeda announces planned creation of “emirate” in Yemen: sources

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has announced plans to establish an “Islamic emirate” in the Hadhramaut region of Yemen, according to sourc...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Dozens of Turkish police detained for alleged spying on government

Istanbul, Reuters—Dozens of police, including high-ranking officers, were detained in Turkey on Tuesday, accused of spying and illegal wire-tapping of Prime Minister Recep Ta...

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Ahmed Issa
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on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Kuwait revokes citizenships, citing national security

Kuwait City, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kuwait has revoked the nationality of at least 5 citizens, citing threats to national security. The Kuwait cabinet on Monday voted on a dra...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita and Sawsan Abu-Husain
on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Egypt FM: We will no longer allow the US to interfere in our affairs

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Israel continued its barrage against the Gaza Strip this week, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokri reiterated Cairo’s commitment to securing an...

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