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Mohammed Al-Shafey
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on : Sunday, 27 Jul, 2014

Fadil Al-Ameen: Assassinations, violence will not affect Libya’s National Dialogue

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Amid all the violence that continues to plague Libya three years after the toppling of the late dictator Muammar Gaddafi, the country’s efforts to construct a functioning political system are often overlooked, perhaps understandably so. One prominent example was the election of a new parliament on June 25, which went ahead despite the deadly violence caused by the ongoing struggles between militias associated with different factions across the country. The turn...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita and Sawsan Abu-Husain
on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Egypt FM: We will no longer allow the US to interfere in our affairs

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Israel continued its barrage against the Gaza Strip this week, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokri reiterated Cairo’s commitment to securing an immediate ceasefire to safeguard Palestinian civilians, citing Egypt’s “historical responsibility” towards the Palestinian people. As the conflict there entered its 14th day, Shokri stressed that Egypt would not stand idly by while Palestinians are killed in the Gaza Strip. Sunday witnessed the bloodiest da...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Sunday, 20 Jul, 2014

Hoshyar Zebari: Either the political process succeeds or Iraq plunges into chaos

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—With Iraq’s Kurds set to nominate their candidates for the Iraqi presidency on Sunday, there are hopes of a breakthrough in negotiations to form a ne...

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Sawsan Al-Abtah
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on : Sunday, 13 Jul, 2014

Special Envoy: Arab League key to solving Libya crisis

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Tunis prepares to host a security meeting of foreign ministers from the six countries neighboring Libya, Asharq Al-Awsat spoke to the Arab League...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Friday, 11 Jul, 2014

UK Ambassador to Iraq: Sykes–Picot didn’t invent the differences in the Middle East

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Since taking on his position as the United Kingdom’s ambassador to Iraq in 2012, Simon Collis has witnessed increasing challenges to the political a...

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Wael Abu Mansur
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on : Wednesday, 9 Jul, 2014

In Conversation with the Head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—The latest meeting of foreign ministers from members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah had the misfortune to be held at the s...

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Mohammad Ali Salih
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on : Sunday, 6 Jul, 2014

US military Africa chief: Chaos in Libya is destabilizing the region

Washington, Asharq Al-Awsat—The name ‘Central Command,’ or CENTCOM for short, has become familiar to anyone who follows developments in the Middle East. One of the US mil...

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Mohammad Ali Salih
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on : Friday, 4 Jul, 2014

“Mursi was a Muslim Brotherhood enforcer”: Brookings Analyst

Washington, Asharq Al-Awsat—On the anniversary of the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, Asharq Al-Awsat speaks to Brookings Fellow Dr. Shadi Hamid, an analyst and...

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Monji Saidani
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on : Wednesday, 2 Jul, 2014

Ali Laarayedh: Ennahda will be a major force at next elections

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Tunisian political parties gear up for parliamentary elections scheduled for October 26, and presidential elections one month later, Asharq Al-Awsat...

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Manuel Almeida
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on : Monday, 30 Jun, 2014

Ahmed Rashid on Afghanistan’s Presidential Elections and the Taliban Insurgency

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The actions of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the radical Sunni militant group that has taken control of large swaths of Syrian and Iraqi...

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