Articles written by: Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 18 Dec, 2014

Opinion: The Russians will not drop Assad

To understand the recent changes in Syria, we may have to re-evaluate the political and military situation there. We may also have to ask the following question: if Russia hadn’t decided to support Bashar Al-Assad’s regime, would this have changed the course of the Syrian revolution? In regards to Syria, the Russians have played a major political role, one that outstrips any military impact their support has made, though this should not lead us underestimate the massive support which Mosc...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 17 Dec, 2014

US, Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

Havana and Washington, Reuters—The United States is planning to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba more than 50 years after they were severed, a major policy shift after decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island. President Barack Obama was set to announce the changes in an announcement at 1700 GMT on Wednesday. Previewing his announcement, US officials said the United States and Cuba would move to open embassies in each other's capitals. Obama spoke on Tuesday to Cuban ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 17 Dec, 2014

EU court says Hamas should be removed from terror list

Brussels, Reuters—The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from the European Union's terrorist list, an EU court ruled on Wednesday, saying the decision to include ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 17 Dec, 2014

Pakistan mourns 148 slain in Taliban school attack

Peshawar, AP—Pakistanis mourned as mass funerals got underway Wednesday for 142 people, most of them children, killed the day before in a massacre by the Taliban at a military-ru...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2014

Houthis block Yemen army chief, accuse president of corruption

Sana'a, Reuters/Asharq Al-Awsat—Houthi fighters prevented Yemen's new army chief from entering the defense ministry on Tuesday in a fresh show of power, a day after the Shi'i...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2014

Oil drops below $59 for first time since 2009

London, Reuters—Oil fell below 59 US dollars a barrel for the first time since May 2009 on Tuesday, extending a six-month selloff as slowing Chinese factory activity and weakenin...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2014

Qatar Sports Club loan coach to Iraq for Asian Cup

Doha, Reuters—Qatar Sports Club (QSC) have allowed head coach Radhi Shenaishil a leave of absence to take charge of his native Iraq at next month's Asian Cup. "With the sp...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2014

Australia’s Grand Mufti denounces Sydney gunman

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Australia’s Grand Mufti denounced the actions of a Muslim gunman who held more than a dozen people hostage in a café in downtown Sydney on Monday, ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2014

Taliban storm Pakistani school, killing 126

Peshawar, Pakistan, AP—Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 126 people, officials said, in the wors...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2014

Around 180 Syrian soldiers, jihadists reported killed in battle for base

Beirut, Reuters—Around 100 Syrian soldiers and 80 Islamist fighters were killed during a two-day battle in which insurgents captured the Wadi Al-Deif military base, the Syrian Ob...

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