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Thair Abbas
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on : Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014

Syrian Opposition PM: We plan to from 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 division, both between radical Islamists and moderates, and within the ranks of the self-confessed moderates themselves. The latter has been played out most visibly within the Syrian National Coalition, the umbrella group which includes many of the most prominent of the country’s opposition groups. In July, the group v...

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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 oil wealth to build a modern, stable, democratic state. As ever, reality has been more complicated, and the destruction of Gaddafi’s regime created instead a vacuum that has destabilized the country ever since, with Libya’s transitional governments unable to assert their authority over the country’s squabbling ...

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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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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Monday, 8 Sep, 2014

Arab League Secretary General: ISIS threatens us all

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Even before becoming the Arab League’s secretary-general in July 2011, Nabil Elaraby had a distinguished political and legal career. After serving as...

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Monji Saidani
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on : Saturday, 6 Sep, 2014

Tunisian PM: Our mission is to defend the country and its gains

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Interim Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa highlighted the political and economic achievements secured by his caretaker cabinet ahead of an import...

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