Articles written by: Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 23 Oct, 2014

Suspected Nigerian Islamists kidnap 60 women from northeast

Kano, Nigeria, Bloomberg News—Suspected Boko Haram militants abducted 60 women from two villages in northeastern Nigeria, a security official said, less than a week after the government announced it had reached a truce with the Islamist group. The women were taken over the weekend from the Madagali district of the northeastern state of Adamawa, the Nigerian security official said, asking not to be identified because he isn't authorized to speak to reporters. The area has been under t...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 23 Oct, 2014

Activists: Syria airstrikes toll over 500

Beirut, AP—US-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said Thursday, as warplanes targeted an oil field in the eastern Deir Ezzor province near Iraq. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists on the ground, said that since the airstrikes began on September 23, 553 people have been killed, including 32 civilians. The civilians included six children ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 23 Oct, 2014

Canada PM vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks

Ottawa, Reuters—Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" abroad after a reported convert to Islam rampag...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014

Soldier shot; gunman enters Canadian parliament, many shots fired

Ottawa, Reuters—A gunman shot a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and was then chased by police into the main parliament building, where at least 30 more shots w...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014

Hong Kong protesters march after fruitless talks with government

Hong Kong, Reuters—About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014

Hong Kong students, officials talk but don’t agree

Hong Kong, AP—Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromis...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014

Egypt plans cash benefits in early 2015 to offset subsidy cuts: minister

Cairo, Reuters—Egypt will introduce two new cash benefits early next year as part of government efforts to minimize the impact of subsidy cuts on the poor, a government minister ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014

Iranian cleric’s death leaves gap in key power body

Ankara, Reuters—The head of Iran's top clerical body has died after lying in a coma for months, leaving a gap in the only institution that has the authority to elect and dismiss ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014

Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years for Steenkamp killing

Pretoria, Reuters—A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfr...

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on : Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

Oil steadies around $86 on Saudi–Kuwait oilfield news

London, Reuters—Brent crude steadied around 86 US dollars a barrel on Monday, holding on to a rally from near four-year lows last week on news of a cut in Saudi–Kuwait oil ...

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