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Hatim Betioui
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on : Monday, 27 Oct, 2014

Moroccan Prime Minister: I have not come to change religious beliefs but to solve problems

Rabat, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Islamic Justice and Development Party (PJD) broke new ground in Morocco three years ago when it became the first Islamist party to form a government. In a year of revolution across the Arab world, the PJD won the majority of seats in Morocco’s parliamentary elections in November 2011. According to a new law written into the country’s constitution, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI had to choose a prime minister from the winning party: he chose Abdelilah Benkirane....

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Exclusive: General Allen discusses coalition plans for defeating ISIS as regional tour starts

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—When the American Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Gen. John Allen, arrives in Saudi Arabia today, his priorities will be to discuss the 'long-term' strategy to fight the group, in addition to maintaining the current air campaign against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. From Saudi Arabia, Gen. Allen is starting a regional tour that will include discussing preparations for the training a...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014

Syrian Opposition PM: We plan to form a “Syrian national army”

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Since the beginning of the uprising against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, the Syrian opposition has been plagued by infighting and divis...

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Michel Abu Najm
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on : Friday, 17 Oct, 2014

Libya FM: Libya has become a regional battleground

Paris, Asharq Al-Awsat—The overthrow of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 was heralded as a new beginning for Libya, a chance to start afresh and use its considerable o...

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Fatah Al-Rahman Youssef
on : Sunday, 12 Oct, 2014

Omar Al-Bashir: We cannot allow Shi’ite presence in Sudan

Medina, Asharq Al-Awsat—Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir was at pains to highlight Khartoum's ties with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf during his latest visit to the Kingdom,...

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Heba Qudsi
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on : Sunday, 5 Oct, 2014

Christine Lagarde: Conflict in Iraq can trigger higher global oil prices

Washington, Asharq Al-Awsat—IMF managing director Christine Lagarde warned of the fragile recovery of the global economy and the effects of the turmoil in the Middle East, es...

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Mohammed Al-Shafey
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on : Friday, 3 Oct, 2014

Brookings Doha chief: ISIS can be defeated in two years

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—As well as heading the Brookings Doha Center, a branch of the famed American think-tank, Salman Shaikh is an expert in conflict resolution, Middle Eastern...

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Michel Abu Najm
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on : Sunday, 21 Sep, 2014

Jaafari: We must fight ISIS in Syria and Iraq

Paris, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari says he is pleased by the recent regional and international "shift" towards assisting Iraq to deal with t...

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Ma'ad Fayad
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on : Friday, 19 Sep, 2014

Jabouri: ISIS fighting “war of extermination” against Iraq

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq's new parliametary speaker Salim Al-Jabouri faces a tough task heading the country's top legislative body at a time when political blocs a...

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Ma'ad Fayad
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on : Saturday, 13 Sep, 2014

Masoum: Iraq must open a new page with the Arab world

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi President Fuad Masoum now finds himself preoccupied with a dozen different issues where previously he had been engrossed with just one; t...

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