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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Wednesday, 18 Feb, 2015

Israel’s youngest Palestinian prisoner: I learned what suffering means in jail

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—While many teenage girls around the world are preoccupied with navigating the adolescent dramas of high school, feuding with their parents, and dreaming of Justin Bieber, one Palestinian teenager recently returned home after gaining the dubious distinction of becoming Israel's youngest female Palestinian prisoner. Just two days after her release, 14-year-old Malak Al-Khatib took time out of her school day to tell Asharq Al-Awsat that she learned the true me...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Saturday, 14 Feb, 2015

Kobani: A Looming Humanitarian Disaster

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—After four months of incessant fighting, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has finally been driven out of Kobani, but with much of the Syrian border town in ruins and its population dispersed, the fight for the future of the city has just begun. Relief and celebration over ISIS' withdrawal at the end of January have been replaced with shock and warnings of an impending humanitarian disaster in the town as residents return to a city that is dangerous...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Wednesday, 11 Feb, 2015

Iran is not China and Obama is not Nixon

What do George Clooney, Jack Straw and Zbigniew Brzezinski have in common? The Hollywood star who sells coffee machines in TV ads, the former British foreign secretary, and the...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Sunday, 1 Feb, 2015

The Arab Spring’s Improbable Refugees

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—In a small hotel on Cairo’s Shahab Street the broken dreams of the Arab Spring gather. Three men congregate in the lobby. They watch a Prem...

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Badr Alkhorayef
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on : Sunday, 25 Jan, 2015

King Salman: A Seasoned Statesman

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—It is difficult to do justice here to the remarkable traits of leadership and humanity possessed by Saudi Arabia's new King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, ...

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Badr Alkhorayef
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on : Friday, 23 Jan, 2015

King Abdullah: A charismatic and groundbreaking leader

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Late Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud safely navigated Saudi Arabia through a period of extreme change, regionally and internationally....

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Thursday, 15 Jan, 2015

Nineveh: “The city is stronger than the tribe”

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—In June 2014 the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) launched its lightening advance across northern areas of Iraq, taking control of Mosul, the c...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Monday, 12 Jan, 2015

Anbar’s Unfinished Tribal Revolution

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—With battles against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continuing to rage in both countries, Baghdad has welcomed the assistance of the air ...

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Nazeer Rida
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on : Thursday, 8 Jan, 2015

Between Beirut and a Hard Place

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Designed to help Lebanon cope with the massive, transforming influx of over a million refugees into a small country of 4 million, new regulations for ...

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Manaf Al-Obaidi
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on : Sunday, 4 Jan, 2015

Iraq’s Baghdadi Besieged

Anbar (Al-Baghdadi District), Asharq Al-Awsat—For the past six months, Iraq’s small town of Al-Baghdadi—55 miles west of Ramadi—has been fighting off Islamic ...

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