Articles written by: Mina Al-Oraibi

Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Tuesday, 13 May, 2014

Lagarde: Arab countries cannot remain in transition forever

Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat—Arab countries currently transitioning to democracy need to adopt long-term economic policies if they are to bypass this transitional stage, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Monday. Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat on the sidelines of an IMF-sponsored conference in Amman, Jordan, entitled ‘Building the Future’, Lagarde said: "You cannot be in transition forever, you have to eventually build into the future and what will be a long standing future, w...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Wednesday, 30 Apr, 2014

Friends of Yemen meet as Sana’a continues AQAP offensive

London and Sana'a, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Friends of Yemen group urged Sana’a on Tuesday to set out a clear timetable for a referendum on a new constitution and subsequent elections as the military continued a major offensive against Al-Qaeda militants in the south of the country. In a meeting jointly chaired by Saudi Arabia, Britain and Yemen in London, the Friends of Yemen announced the establishment of a new senior-level Steering Committee to coordinate their support for Yemen, in ad...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Friday, 28 Mar, 2014

US President visits Saudi Arabia, seeks to reassure allies

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—US President Barack Obama is visiting Saudi Arabia on Friday following a tour of European capitals earlier this week, in order to reassure the Washing...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Friday, 21 Feb, 2014

Iran consulate in London reopens after two years

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Iran and the P5+1 group of nations agreed on a framework for future nuclear talks on Thursday, the Iranian consulate in London reopened its doors a...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Friday, 14 Feb, 2014

Geneva II: Brahimi looking for light at the end of the tunnel

Geneva, Asharq Al-Awsat—International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi will continue talks with Syrian government and opposition representatives in Geneva on Friday after a trilatera...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Tuesday, 11 Feb, 2014

Brahimi: Little progress at second round of Geneva II talks

Geneva, Asharq Al-Awsat—United Nations mediator at the Geneva II talks Lakhdar Brahimi said that the second round of discussions between the Syrian government and opposition ...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Monday, 27 Jan, 2014

Geneva II faces political complications

Geneva, Asharq Al-Awsat—Hopes raised in the last two days for an agreement to allow humanitarian aid into the old town in the besieged Syrian city of Homs during the Geneva I...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Friday, 15 Nov, 2013

Robert Ford: Syrian regime blocking aid is ‘criminal’

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The decision of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) to announce an interim government in territories it controls in Syria has raised concerns amo...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Wednesday, 23 Oct, 2013

‘Friends of Syria': No role for Assad in Syria’s future

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The 'Friends of Syria' group of states called on the Syrian government and its opponents to attend a forthcoming peace conference aimed at ending the ...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Thursday, 12 Sep, 2013

Obama’s Real ‘Red Lines’ in Syria

"The Assad regime does not have the ability to seriously threaten our military. Any other retaliation they might seek is in line with threats that we face every day. Neither Assad ...

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