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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—saying “the ball is not in Egypt’s court.” His comments come soon after the signing of an agreement in Riyadh that restored diplomatic relations between Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, with Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud subsequently calling on Egypt to mend its own relations ...

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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 community’s failure to support the Syrian people, warning that the blight of terrorism can only be eradicated following the ouster of the Assad regime. In a broad-ranging interview with Asharq Al-Awsat following a high-level visit to Washington during which he met with US President Barack Obama, the National Gua...

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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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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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