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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

Suruc, Turkey, Reuters—US-led air strikes hit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces to enter from neighboring Turkey. The predominantly Kurdish town, besieged for more than 40 days, has become the focus of a global war against the Sunni Muslim insurgents, who have captured expanses of Iraq and Syria and declared an Islamic "caliphate" strad...

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Kamal Ben Younes
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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

Tunisia: Ghannouchi calls for national unity government

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Tunisia’s Ennahda party leader Rachid Ghannouchi called for the formation of a national unity government in the North African republic, warning that no political party in the country should seek to monopolize power at the present time. His comments are published a day after the final results of the parliamentary elections were announced by the authorities, declaring that Tunisia’s liberal Nidaa Tounes party had won the right to form a new government after...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque amid tight security

Jerusalem, Reuters—Muslim men over 50 prayed at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel closed all access to the sacred compo...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

Baghdad not doing enough to combat ISIS in Anbar: tribal chief

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—The government is not doing enough to help Iraq’s restive western Anbar province against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a prominen...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

ISIS kills 220 Iraqis from tribe that opposed them

Baghdad, Reuters—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe's opposition to their takeover of territory west of ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014

Sweden recognises Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process

Stockholm, Reuters—The Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine on Thursday, the first Western European country to do so, reflecting growing international ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014

Lebanese army continue manhunt for fleeing Islamist militants

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lebanon deployed military units to the south of the country on Wednesday as part of operations to pursue Islamist militants fleeing the port city of...

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Hatim Betioui
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on : Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014

Morocco to provide military assistance to UAE in fight against terrorism

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Morocco is set to provide the United Arab Emirates with military assistance in the fight against terror and as part of broader regional security a...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight ISIS

Suruc/Beirut, Reuters—A first group of Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014

Iraqi military preparing to recapture strategic town: sources

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi troops are preparing to retake the town of Amiriyah Fallujah in Anbar province from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), after claim...

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