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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 best part of a century. In the UK, the recent fighting in Gaza has led to a small but noticeable “bump” in favor of the Palestinians, with an unprecedented wave of public sympathy for Palestinian civilians killed by Israeli forces. During the 50 days of the conflict, tens of thousands of people took to Britai...

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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”—has become a legendary figure in the eyes of fellow Palestinians, who see in him the de facto minister of defense—though he is unlikely to ever have the chance to officially assume the position. Deif has been pronounced dead twice by Israel, which still insists that his fate remains unknown following the recent...

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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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Jessica Purkiss
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on : Sunday, 10 Aug, 2014

Palestinian families divided by Israeli policy as war rages

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—In the latest conflict in Gaza, the death toll has reached almost 1,900 as Israeli airstrikes resumed following the end of a 72-hour truce on Fr...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Friday, 8 Aug, 2014

Erbil: From Tourist Playground to Refugee Haven

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Despite strenuous efforts to establish itself as the Arab world’s next big tourism and business hub, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan today faces pressing ...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Wednesday, 6 Aug, 2014

Libya’s Wissam Bin Hamid: From Mechanic to Warlord

Msaed (eastern Libya), Asharq Al-Awsat—No one could imagine how a simple car mechanic, working at a garage in the eastern city of Benghazi, could in just a few short years fi...

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