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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Wednesday, 13 May, 2015

Obama: We are prepared to use all elements of our power to secure our interests in the Middle East

Washington, DC, Asharq Al-Awsat—When he receives leaders and officials from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at the White House on Wednesday and at Camp David on Thursday, US President Barack Obama will be keen to solidify his country’s historic alliance with the Gulf while pressing for a nuclear deal with Iran. Having issued the invitation for the summit in the immediate aftermath of the framework agreement with Iran last April, Obama must now deal with concerns from the Arab world th...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Friday, 3 Apr, 2015

Samantha Power: Assad’s backers need to be serious about perusing a political solution

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—As the Syrian crisis enters its fifth year, US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power does not hide the extent of her frustration regarding the UN Security Council’s failure to address the ongoing crisis. She is audibly angry as she describes the Security Council’s inability to address the most destructive international crisis that has emerged since she took office. Power laid blame at Russia for supporting Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, with its strategic vet...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Sunday, 29 Mar, 2015

Iraq President: ISIS will soon be forced out of Iraq

Sharm El-Sheikh, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Iraq continues its operations to retake the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and begins preparations for...

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Regina Youssef
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on : Thursday, 26 Mar, 2015

Amine Gemayel: Arab states committing collective suicide

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Lebanon’s presidential vacuum continues for its 10th month and the country of almost 4.5 million inhabitants continues to reel from the economi...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Thursday, 12 Mar, 2015

Iraq FM: Arabs must close ranks to fight terrorism

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—New Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari is facing a difficult task. Iraq today finds itself at the heart of regional calculations, with an on...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Tuesday, 10 Mar, 2015

Gordon Brown: $500 a year can secure the education of a Syrian refugee in Lebanon

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Since leaving 10 Downing Street in May 2010, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has sought to put his political experience and financial...

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Salman Aldosary
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on : Saturday, 28 Feb, 2015

Sisi: If Egypt falls, so does the Middle East

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—From his office in Cairo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi spoke to Asharq Al-Awsat about the path he is carving out for his country since t...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Thursday, 26 Feb, 2015

Walid Jumblatt: Al-Nusra Front are not terrorists

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt has traditionally played the role of kingmaker in Lebanese politics. However, nine months after the end of...

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Khalid Mahmoud
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on : Thursday, 19 Feb, 2015

Libya PM: Egypt informed us of airstrikes on ISIS

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—With Egypt appearing to be gearing up for a military intervention in Libya, Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thani sat down with Asharq Al-Awsat in Cairo...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Tuesday, 17 Feb, 2015

Erdoğan aide: Turkey’s role in Libya subject of smear campaign

Istanbul, Asharq Al-Awsat—Prior to 2011 Turkey was enjoying a resurgence in its relationship with its neighbors in the region and its popularity on the Arab street after year...

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