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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 from efforts to find a negotiated end to the ongoing crisis in Syria. Nonetheless, efforts continue by figures like the UN’s envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, to find a political solution, which also remains the stated goal of the US and other members of the group of states which calls itself the ‘Friends of Syr...

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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, one thing is clear: the country has descended into chaos, with different militias in different parts of the country, with different agendas, battling for control of the country. The country's list of woes is impressive indeed: currently, it has two rival governments, based in Tripoli and Tobruk, though only the latt...

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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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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, arri...

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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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