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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 hope that an agreement was still within reach, although both parties argue that the onus to strike a deal is on the other. A decade-long nuclear standoff between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council—the US, Britain, France, Russia and China—plus Germany (commonly known as the P5+1) ha...

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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 fire—or “add water to the cement,” as the Lebanese proverb goes. It was the same old story for the Lebanese, who have suffered severe weather for the past few winters. Heavy rainfall caused power outages and road closures, leaving much of the population wondering what the government has been doing to improv...

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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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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,...

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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...

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