Articles written by: Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 25 Nov, 2014

Tunisian president to be picked in runoff race

Tunis, AP—Veteran politician and figure from Tunisia's old regime, Beji Caid El-Sebsi, will face off against incumbent Moncef Marzouki in a runoff for the country’s presidency two weeks from now that is expected to be close, official election results showed Tuesday. Sebsi, 87, garnered just over 39 percent of the vote while interim president and former human rights campaigner Marzouki finished with 33 percent, according to results released by the electoral commission for Sunday's cont...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 25 Nov, 2014

Riots erupt after US grand jury clears policeman in Ferguson shooting

Ferguson, Reuters—Police fired tear gas and protesters set businesses ablaze in Ferguson, Missouri, in racially charged unrest sparked by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in August. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said early on Tuesday that at least a dozen buildings were torched and that he counted about 150 gunshots during a night of looting, vandalism, arson and clashes between demonstrators and polic...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 25 Nov, 2014

Iran nuclear talks extended 7 months after failing to meet deadline

Vienna, Reuters—Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, and gave themselves s...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 24 Nov, 2014

Hagel resigns as US defense secretary

Washington, Reuters—US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, the first major change to President Barack Obama's cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elect...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 24 Nov, 2014

F1 champ Hamilton vows to go even faster next year

Abu Dhabi, AP—British driver Lewis Hamilton vows to race even faster next year when he defends his Formula One title. Hamilton sealed his second F1 title in style on Sunday, w...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 24 Nov, 2014

Iraqi troops retake 2 towns in eastern province

Baghdad, AP—Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militiamen and Kurdish security forces recaptured two towns seized previously by militants in an eastern province, said Iraqi officials ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 23 Nov, 2014

Kenya says over 100 attackers behind bus ambush killed

Nairobi, Reuters—Kenyan security forces have pursued and killed more than 100 militants and destroyed their camp in Somalia after the ambush of a Nairobi-bound bus that killed 28...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 23 Nov, 2014

Iraqi forces say two towns retaken from ISIS

Baghdad, Reuters—Iraqi forces said on Sunday that they had retaken two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters, driving them from strongholds ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 23 Nov, 2014

Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements

Kabul, AP—Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements on Sunday with the US and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a rene...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 23 Nov, 2014

Tunisians vote for first freely elected president

Tunis, Reuters—Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday to vote for their first directly elected president, in the final step to be taken to full democracy after the 2011 revolution...

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