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Thair Abbas
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on : Thursday, 26 Feb, 2015

Walid Jumblatt: Al-Nusra Front are not terrorists

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt has traditionally played the role of kingmaker in Lebanese politics. However, nine months after the end of the presidential term of Michel Suleiman, there is still no new president in Beirut's Baabda Palace. The Hezbollah-led March 8 Alliance continues to back Michel Aoun, while the Future Movement-led March 14 Alliance has thrown its weight behind Samir Geagea. With neither coalition appearing willing to back down, Ju...

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Khalid Mahmoud
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on : Thursday, 19 Feb, 2015

Libya PM: Egypt informed us of airstrikes on ISIS

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—With Egypt appearing to be gearing up for a military intervention in Libya, Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thani sat down with Asharq Al-Awsat in Cairo to discuss the deteriorating security situation in the volatile North African state. Egypt launched a number of airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets in Libya on Monday "to avenge the criminal killing" of 21 Copts held by the group last week. One day later, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Tuesday, 17 Feb, 2015

Erdoğan aide: Turkey’s role in Libya subject of smear campaign

Istanbul, Asharq Al-Awsat—Prior to 2011 Turkey was enjoying a resurgence in its relationship with its neighbors in the region and its popularity on the Arab street after year...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Friday, 13 Feb, 2015

Opposition leader: Erdoğan’s foreign policy is intrusive

Ankara, Asharq Al-Awsat—With general elections in June fast approaching and rising debate about President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's attempts to transform the country's ruli...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Wednesday, 11 Feb, 2015

Turkey FM: We are against Sisi, not Egypt

Istanbul, Asharq Al-Awsat—It seems an age now since Turkey trumpeted its “zero problems” foreign policy, seeking more harmonious relations with its neighbors, especia...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Sunday, 8 Feb, 2015

Assad is a delusional madman: Khalid Khoja

Istanbul, Asharq Al-Awsat—The president of the Syrian National Coalition Khalid Khoja said that opposition forces are not fighting Bashar Al-Assad and his regime, but its...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Thursday, 5 Feb, 2015

Lebanon PM: We must elect a president soon

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lebanon is struggling to cope with its myriad domestic problems—rooted in a complex confessional political system—while at the same time attem...

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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 suffer...

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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 gr...

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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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