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Hatim Betioui and Najlaa Habriri
on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Moroccan deputy FM on Sahara conflict, trade

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—As the mandate for the UN mission for the disputed Sahara region, MINURSO, comes up for renewal at the end of this month, the negotiating process to resolve a dispute that has lingered in some form since the 1970s has intensified. In the Sahara region, Morocco is contesting the role of both Algeria and the Polisario Front, an armed group formed as Spanish control of the region ended that declared a state in 1976. The Front is now mainly active, and armed, in a po...

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Mohammed Al-Shafey
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on : Saturday, 12 Apr, 2014

Afghan female MP: We will not surrender to the Taliban

Kabul, Asharq Al-Awsat—Shukria Barakzai is perhaps the most well-known of the female MPs in the National Assembly of Afghanistan, largely because she has been a very outspoken advocate for women’s rights and a vocal critic of Taliban influence in the Assembly. She attributes her election to the votes of university students, women and liberal thinkers. They, like her, fear the return of Taliban rule and their desire to “turn back the clock” to the days of Shari’a, she says. She also ...

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Mohammed Al-Shafey
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on : Thursday, 10 Apr, 2014

Abdullah Abdullah: Security, rule of law should be new Afghan government’s priorities

Kabul, Asharq Al-Awsat— Despite worries that action by the Taliban would prove to be an insurmountable obstacle, Afghanistan’s election on April 5 saw a turnout of around 60 ...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Wednesday, 9 Apr, 2014

In Conversation with Samir Geagea

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Despite being mooted as a presidential candidate many times, the leader of the Lebanese Forces Party Dr. Samir Geagea has, until now, never officially...

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Mohammed Al-Shafey
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on : Sunday, 6 Apr, 2014

Afghanistan’s Ashraf Ghani: Parliamentary system would destabilize country

Kabul, Asharq Al-Awsat—The world's attention once more turned to Afghanistan as its citizens headed to the polls Saturday in presidential elections. Thirteen years after...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Friday, 4 Apr, 2014

In Conversation with the Gülen Movement’s Media Foundation Head

Ankara, Asharq Al-Awsat—Founded in 1994, the Journalists’ and Writers’ Foundation (GYV) of the Hizmet movement has been at the forefront of attempts by the organization and i...

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Joseph Braude
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on : Wednesday, 2 Apr, 2014

US Representative Eliot Engel: Rouhani is not a moderate

Washington, Asharq Al-Awsat—For many foreigners, one of the most striking—yet often overlooked—features of the US political system is the impact that the US Congr...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Monday, 31 Mar, 2014

Turkey Deputy PM: Our opponents want chaos

Ankara, Asharq Al-Awsat—The recent turmoil that has rocked Turkish politics has focused the spotlight back on the country, after three years of the fallout from the Arab Spring m...

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Manuel Almeida
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on : Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014

Fethullah Gülen: “Disbelief may prevail, but tyranny will not”

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Arab uprisings, which were long in the making but caught everyone by surprise, are now in their fourth year. It remains as difficult today as it was f...

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Manuel Almeida
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on : Monday, 24 Mar, 2014

In Conversation with Fethullah Gülen

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Over the last 10 years and up until the Gezi Park protests that erupted in Istanbul last May, Turkey’s democratic and mostly secular political system wa...

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