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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; the formation of the next government. Asharq Al-Awsat caught up with Iraq's president just days after parliament voted to approve Haider Al-Abadi's government, including the appointment of outgoing prime minister Nuri Al-Maliki as one of Masoum's three vice presidents. Iyad Allawi and former speaker of parliament Os...

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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 an adviser to the Egyptian delegation at Camp David—also later advising on a number of other agreements between Egypt and Israel—he succeeded Amr Moussa as Egypt’s permanent representative at the United Nations in 1991. In July 2011, he succeeded Moussa once again when he was named as the Arab League’s...

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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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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Tuesday, 2 Sep, 2014

Hazem El-Beblawi: Decision to disperse Brotherhood sit-ins had to be made

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—In the final part of our two-part extensive interview with Hazem El-Beblawi, Asharq Al-Awsat talks to the former Egyptian prime minister about his expe...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Monday, 1 Sep, 2014

Hazem El-Beblawi: I became PM when Egypt was in grave danger

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—It was family friend Mohamed El-Baradei who first told Hazem El-Beblawi he had been chosen to become Egypt’s new prime minister. It was a dangerous t...

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Ma'ad Fayad
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on : Saturday, 30 Aug, 2014

Burham Salih: Iraq needs “active” Arab regional role

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Burham Salih, former head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and a former deputy prime minister of Iraq, is able to walk the streets of the...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Sunday, 24 Aug, 2014

Samir Geagea: Lebanon would be ISIS’s graveyard

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea stressed that he would not renounce his presidential ambitions, but added that he would not oppose parliamenta...

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Ma'ad Fayad
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on : Saturday, 23 Aug, 2014

Saleh Al-Mutlaq: Iraq is going through hell

Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saleh Al-Mutlaq, one of Iraq's most prominent Sunni politicians, is a controversial figure. The deputy prime minister described outgoing prime Mini...

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Nadia Al-Turki
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on : Wednesday, 20 Aug, 2014

Tunisian Defense Minister: War on terror requires patience

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Minister of National Defense Ghazi Jeribi highlighted Tunisia’s efforts against terrorism, acknowledging that the war on terror is an asymmetr...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Sunday, 17 Aug, 2014

Fuad Masoum: My decision was constitutional

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—The recent struggle to form a new Iraqi government has refocused attention on the country’s presidency, and its new occupant, the veteran Kurdish l...

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