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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 a long-awaited assault on Mosul, which is also under the control of the terrorist group, the Baghdad government finds itself in a tense situation with regional allies regarding its ties to Tehran. Meanwhile, Iraq's President Fuad Masoum has been in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh to attend an Ar...

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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 economic and social pressure caused by the influx of an estimated 1.5 million refugees fleeing the conflict in neighboring Syria—not to mention the other grave security repercussions resulting from the spillover of the conflict into Lebanese territory—the country, like the region as a whole, appears to be hovering...

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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 Aldossary
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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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Thair Abbas
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on : Friday, 13 Feb, 2015

Opposition leader: Erdoğan’s foreign policy is intrusive

Ankara, Asharq Al-Awsat—With general elections in June fast approaching and rising debate about President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's attempts to transform the country's ruli...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Wednesday, 11 Feb, 2015

Turkey FM: We are against Sisi, not Egypt

Istanbul, Asharq Al-Awsat—It seems an age now since Turkey trumpeted its “zero problems” foreign policy, seeking more harmonious relations with its neighbors, especia...

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