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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015

UN refugee chief: The world doesn’t understand the extent of the refugee crisis

Davos, Asharq Al-Awsat—António Guterres has one of the toughest jobs in the world today. As the UN high commissioner for refugees he has a mandate to help relieve the suffering of the world’s displaced peoples, at a time when there are more of them than there have been for years. Guterres has been in the post since 2005 and is now nearly at the end of his second five-year term. During his tenure the world has witnessed the worst refugee crisis in 20 years as a result of the Syrian c...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015

Iyad Allawi: Iraq has no clear strategy to fight ISIS

Davos, Asharq Al-Awsat—With new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi having passed the 100-day mark in office earlier this year, Vice President Iyad Allawi has given a grim prognosis regarding the political future of the country and the ongoing battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat during his participation in the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, Iraq’s Vice President warned that time is running out fo...

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Khalid Mahmoud
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on : Sunday, 25 Jan, 2015

Libyan parliament deputy speaker: Tripoli will join peace talks

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—As part of UN-brokered efforts, talks between representatives of Libya’s rival factions have been held in the Swiss city of Geneva over the last two week...

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Khalid Mahmoud
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on : Sunday, 11 Jan, 2015

Libyan Deputy PM: We are in control of 80 percent of the country’s oil

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Libya’s two rival governments gear up for another round of reconciliation talks in Geneva this week under the auspices of the UN, the country’s ...

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Khalid Mahmoud
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on : Saturday, 10 Jan, 2015

Libyan PM: We are working under impossible circumstances

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Abdullah Al-Thani, head of the internationally recognized government of Libya, is facing political rivals from within and without. A parallel gover...

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Ahmed Younis
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on : Saturday, 3 Jan, 2015

South Sudan FM: More dialogue with rebels needed

Khartoum, Asharq Al-Awsat—South Sudan Foreign Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin said that dialogue between Sudan's central government and rebels loyal to former vice-presi...

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Mohammed Al-Shafey
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on : Sunday, 28 Dec, 2014

Stanley Cohen: US government will target me until the day I die

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Controversial US lawyer Stanley Cohen has found himself in the international headlines on a number of occasions this year. He defended Osama Bin L...

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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...

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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 it...

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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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