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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 19 Apr, 2014

Kidnapped French journalists found on Turkey’s Syrian border

Islamabad, Reuters—Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June were found by Turkish soldiers on its border with Syria on Saturday, Turkish media reported, and French President François Hollande said the four were in good health. Nicolas Hénin, Pierre Torres, Édouard Élias and Didier François were found in Sanliurfa province blindfolded with their hands bound, Dogan News Agency said. Hollande said the four were in "good health, in spite of the very grueling conditio...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 18 Apr, 2014

Haifa Wehbe film withdrawn from Egypt cinemas

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has ordered Haifa Wehbe’s latest cinematic offering, Halaweet Rooh (Beauty of the Soul), withdrawn from cinemas, a state-owned news agency reported on Wednesday. The film had initially been released on April 3. The film tells the story of Rooh (Wehbe), a nightclub singer who becomes the object of desire for men in her working class neighborhood after her husband moves away. The movie is directed by Sameh Abdelaziz...

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Mohammed Al-Shafey
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on : Wednesday, 16 Apr, 2014

Afghan TV boss: We want more domestic dramas

Kabul, Asharq Al-Awsat—When Afghanistan is mentioned, “satellite TV” is perhaps the last thing on anybody’s mind. Nonetheless, the nascent broadcast media has been up...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

New York, AP—The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the US government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster ser...

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Nazeer Rida
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on : Monday, 14 Apr, 2014

Al-Mayadeen channel withdraws Damascus correspondent

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Al-Mayadeen, a Lebanese pro-Syrian government satellite news channel, has withdrawn its correspondent in Damascus and reduced its coverage of the Syri...

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Jocelyn Elia
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on : Sunday, 13 Apr, 2014

First Saudi Female Radio Presenter: Self-belief is paramount

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Najdiyah Al-Hejailan is better known as Salwa Ibrahim, but it is her voice that is perhaps best known of all. She is a pioneer: hers was the first f...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 10 Apr, 2014

Jordan parliament ratifies Press Syndicate Law

Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat—Jordan's parliament ratified on Wednesday an amended version of the 2014 Press Syndicate Law, which includes articles on disciplinary procedures and re...

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Mohammad Ali Salih
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on : Friday, 4 Apr, 2014

NYT’s Bill Keller: Media impartiality is an aspiration, not a discipline

Washington, DC, Asharq Al-Awsat—The decline of American print journalism has led to both lamentation and speculation as to what will follow it. Among the best-placed observers of...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 4 Apr, 2014

Two reporters shot in Afghanistan

Kabul, AP—A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their ca...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 30 Mar, 2014

Report: 2 Spanish journalists freed in Syria

Beirut, AP—Two Spanish journalists were freed after being held captive for six months in Syria by a rogue Al-Qaeda group, the newspaper for which one of the men worked said Sunda...

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