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Nazeer Rida
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on : Tuesday, 25 Nov, 2014

Arsal’s Syrian refugees suffer amid floods and snow

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Having already fled their homes in Syria, refugees in and around the Lebanese border town of Arsal have had their troubles compounded in recent months after fighting broke out in the area in August between the Lebanese army and fighters from extremist groups fighting in Syria. Many had to subsequently flee the area, returning only when the Lebanese army regained control of the town after it was overrun by the fighters, who belonged to the Islamic State of Ir...

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Kamal Ben Younes
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on : Sunday, 23 Nov, 2014

Tunisia’s Post-Election Foreign Policy

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Tunisians head for the polls to elect a new president, speculation has arisen regarding the future direction of country’s foreign policy in the event that the incumbent, Moncef Marzouki, is not re-elected. While Marzouki, a former member of the Congress for the Republic Party, remains one of the favorites to win, he faces stiff competition from a number of other prominent candidates. First among them is Beji Caid El-Sebsi, former head of parliament under...

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Ali M. Pedram
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on : Saturday, 22 Nov, 2014

Iran nuclear talks: not ‘all options on the table’ yet

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—As the countdown to a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear file comes to an end with one day to go before the November 24 deadline, all sides expressed...

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Vivian Haddad
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on : Wednesday, 19 Nov, 2014

Lebanon’s stormy weather evokes déjà vu

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—No sooner were the Lebanese recovering from their recent political, security and food crises when winter arrived over the weekend to add fuel to the f...

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Mohammed Al-Shafey
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on : Sunday, 9 Nov, 2014

ISIS tightens up its entry requirements

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—If any group could be said to have powerful enemies these days, it is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), making a certain amount of paranoia ...

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Ma'ad Fayad
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on : Sunday, 19 Oct, 2014

The Smugglers Who Fuel ISIS

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—On the road between Kirkuk and Erbil, which cuts across the fault-line between Iraq proper and the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, convoys of t...

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Ma'ad Fayad
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on : Sunday, 12 Oct, 2014

Lifting the lid on Iraq’s ex-ISIS tribal fighters

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—With few journalists reporting from the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) remains a faceless organizatio...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Thursday, 25 Sep, 2014

Hadi Al-Ameri: A Militia Leader Torn between Washington and Tehran

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—When the leader of the Badr Organization, Hadi Al-Ameri, became Iraq’s minister of transport during former prime minister Nuri Al-Maliki’s second...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 24 Sep, 2014

Gaza’s Youth, Lost at Sea

Gaza and Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Residents of the Gaza Strip are anxious about the whereabouts of their young relatives who fled Gaza earlier this month in the hope of ...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Tuesday, 23 Sep, 2014

The Gaddaf Al-Dam Files: Soup and Green Tea with Sadat

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—As one of Muammar Gaddafi’s closest aides, Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam—also Gaddafi’s cousin—was often sent by the late dictator to put out fir...

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