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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 Peninsula to help create a Palestinian state, former senior members of Mubarak's ruling party told Asharq Al-Awsat. A former official from the National Democratic Party, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Asharq Al-Awsat that during the previous decade Washington pushed Cairo to allow large numbers of Palestini...

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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 during his brief, doomed presidency, Mursi-era officials have told Asharq Al-Awsat. Asharq Al-Awsat correspondents in Cairo and Alexandria interviewed a number of Mursi-era officials and senior Brotherhood figures who were involved in high-level decision-making during Mursi's year in office, and revealed new detai...

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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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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Saturday, 2 Aug, 2014

Who is Winning in Libya?

Musaid, Libya, Asharq Al-Awsat—As conditions in Libya worsen, the conflicts that have destabilized the country have turned into a standoff between the Libyan Muslim Brotherho...

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Dalshad Abdullah
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on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

An Agonizing Eid

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—While Western and international media continue to shine a spotlight on the mass exodus of Mosul’s Christians at the hands of the Islamic State of Ira...

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