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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 14 Sep, 2014

Rouhani’s Judicial Challenge

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Every year, Amnesty International releases dozens of reports about the state of human rights in country's across the world. When it comes to Iran, one issue of particular concern for the organization is the country’s approach to capital punishment. In its report on worldwide trends in the use of the death penalty in 2013, Amnesty International noted that Iran was one of three countries that were responsible for almost 80 percent of all executions. In parti...

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Michel Abu Najm
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on : Thursday, 11 Sep, 2014

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem: France’s Rising Star

Paris, Asharq Al-Awsat—A recent opinion poll conducted by a French newspaper showed that Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, France’s new minister of education, had become the country’s second most popular politician, only 15 days after her official appointment. The 36-year-old Moroccan-born politician is France’s first female education minister, and has blazed a trail through the heart of French politics. On accepting her appointment in a cabinet reshuffle last week, Vallaud-Belkacem’...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 5 Sep, 2014

Damascus’s Summer of Discontent

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—“My son is on the phone, he said the water tank is empty. The problem is that water has not been on for three days.” With this statement, Narmeen ...

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Grace Perriman
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on : Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014

British public opinion shifts after latest Gaza war

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—While the skies over Gaza have fallen silent, the struggle between Israel and the Palestinians for global public opinion continues as it has for the b...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Thursday, 28 Aug, 2014

From the Spotlight to the Shadows

Ramallah,Asharq Al-Awsat—After five failed attempts on his life, the military commander of Hamas’s Al-Qassam Brigades, Mohammed Deif—known as “Abu Khaled”—h...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Sunday, 24 Aug, 2014

Mubarak resisted US pressure to give up the Sinai: The Secret Files

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Towards the end of his tenure, ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resisted pressures from Washington to cede Egyptian territory in the Sinai Penin...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Friday, 22 Aug, 2014

Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood: The Secret Files

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt's former President Mohamed Mursi was engaged in a political tug-of-war with his former colleagues on the Muslim Brotherhood's Guidance Bureau...

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Adel Al-Nouqti
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on : Wednesday, 20 Aug, 2014

Tunisia’s Border Dilemma

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Like all border zones across the world, Tunisia’s borders have never been completely secured. But the nature of problems along Tunisia’s southe...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Friday, 15 Aug, 2014

Yazidis: The Peacock Angel and the Sun

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Yazidi, or “Yazdani,” religion is one of the oldest Eastern religions. It appeared in Mesopotamia thousands of years ago, gradually transitioni...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Wednesday, 13 Aug, 2014

Haider Al-Abadi: From Electrical Engineer to PM-Designate

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider Al-Abadi, the man tasked with forming the country’s next government and resolving a longstanding politica...

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