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Manaf Al-Obaidi
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on : Monday, 22 Dec, 2014

Mosul: A city living in fear

Mosul, Asharq Al-Awsat—Two hundred and fifty miles (400 kilometers) to the north of Baghdad lies Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province, Iraq’s second largest in terms of population and its economy. Despite currently being occupied by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Asharq Al-Awsat recently managed to enter Mosul, or “the Mother of Two Springs” as it is often called due to its cool weather during the spring and autumn. Fear is to some degree ever-present, and can f...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 19 Dec, 2014

Text of Palestinians’ UN Resolution on Statehood

Reaffirming its previous resolutions, in particular resolutions 242 (1967); 338 (1973), 1397 (2002), 1515 (2003), 1544 (2004), 1850 (2008), 1860 (2009) and the Madrid Principles, Reiterating its vision of a region where two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace within secure and recognized borders, Reaffirming the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, Recalling General Assembly resolution 181 (II) of 29 November 1947, Reaffirming t...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Friday, 28 Nov, 2014

Fallujah: A Tale of Two Cities

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—On the surface, the city of Fallujah, which remains completely under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), appears to be a...

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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 mo...

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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 ev...

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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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