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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Sunday, 21 Dec, 2014

Amr Moussa: Egypt’s political parties “weak” but not ineffective

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Although Egypt's political parties are "weak," they can play an effective role in forming the next parliament and launching a political movement in Egypt, Amr Moussa said. The Egyptian statesman and political veteran spoke to Asharq Al-Awsat about the political situation in Egypt as the country gears up for parliamentary elections early next year. Moussa said he had yet to decide whether he will stand for parliament, and if he does, what electoral list h...

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Amy Assad
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on : Friday, 19 Dec, 2014

Syria belongs to its people: Syriac Orthodox Patriarch

Vienna and London, Asharq Al-Awsat—It is Christmas season in Austria and a chilly, drizzly evening in its capital Vienna. The city’s busy Christmas market at the foot of its grand Town Hall beams cheerfully with multi-colored lanterns as steam radiates from its hot punch stalls. Nearby, a Syrian family is at home anticipating the arrival of a special guest: The Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, on an official visit from Damascus, Syria. The sofas in their living room have been dut...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Wednesday, 3 Dec, 2014

Nabil Elaraby: Attitudes to Palestinian statehood are changing

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Palestinian issue has been at the heart of the Arab League since the formation of the organization in 1945, though its members have frequently ...

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Michel Abu Najm
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on : Friday, 28 Nov, 2014

Egypt FM: Qatar must support our national security

Paris, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokri has placed the responsibility for reconciliation between Doha and Cairo squarely on Qatar's shoulders—sayi...

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Heba Qudsi
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on : Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2014

Saudi National Guard Minister: We hope for Egyptian-Qatari reconciliation soon

Washington, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi National Guard Minister Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz blamed the emergence of terrorist groups in Syria on the international...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Wednesday, 12 Nov, 2014

US Syria envoy: We believe in the unity of Syria

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—As the US continues its military efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in both countries, the world’s attention has drifted away fr...

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Khalid Mahmoud
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on : Monday, 10 Nov, 2014

Libyan PM: International community “procrastinating” over Libya crisis

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Though the situation in Libya has steadily grown more complex and confusing to outsiders since the revolution that toppled Gaddafi with NATO help in 2011, ...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Sunday, 9 Nov, 2014

Omani FM: Hostility with Iran does not serve Arab Gulf’s interests

Muscat, Asharq Al-Awsat—Omani Foreign Minister Youssef Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah has been his country’s top diplomat since 1982 and is the only Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ...

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Ma'ad Fayad
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on : Saturday, 1 Nov, 2014

Ayatollah Hussein Al-Sadr: Arab states must embrace Iraq

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Prominent Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Ayatollah Hussein Ismail Al-Sadr said that there is more that unites Sunnis and Shi'ites than divides them, ca...

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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 governmen...

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