Articles written by: Asharq Al-Awsat

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, winning the 11th race of his campaign at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to finally get the better of rival and teammate Nico Rosberg as Mercedes finished 1-2 in the drivers' championship. Rosberg threatened to upstage Hamilton with double points on offer in the final race, but went out with a whimper as he crossed the line...

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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 on Monday, a new victory for Iraqi security forces in their attempt to regain areas lost to the militants. Police officials in Diyala province said that Iraqi forces entered the towns of Saadiya and Jalula late Sunday after fierce clashes with fighters from the Islamic State group. The fighting is still continuin...

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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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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 22 Nov, 2014

Iraqi forces, ISIS battle in Ramadi

Baghdad, AP—Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (I...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 22 Nov, 2014

Kenya police: Al-Shabaab militants kill 28 in bus

Nairobi, AP—Suspected Islamic extremists from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 21 Nov, 2014

Western leaders step away from nuclear talks with Iran as deadline nears

Vienna, Reuters—With three days to go to the deadline for a deal to defuse the stand-off with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, Western power foreign ministers stepped away fo...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 21 Nov, 2014

Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches towards open war

Ismailia, Egypt, Reuters—Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist militants that tur...

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