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Yousef Al-Dayni
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on : Thursday, 27 Aug, 2015

Opinion: Goodbye Heikal!

I wrote this article after I decided to free myself of the burden of fear that characterized many of the past attempts to criticize Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, the man who contributed to the failure of Gamal Abdel Nasser’s pan-Arab project more than its imaginary enemies did. Heikal, with all due respect, is a mere storyteller whose discourse is still imbued with an anti-colonialist rhetoric despite the end of colonialism—an attribute he exclusively gives to the West. This is why he has no...

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Nayef Al-Rasheed
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on : Thursday, 27 Aug, 2015

Yemen talks in Muscat showing “positive signs”: Yemeni minister

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Talks between the UN envoy and the Houthis in Oman are showing “positive signs” towards finding a political solution to the conflict that has gripped Yemen for almost a year, a minister from Yemen’s exiled government has said. Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat, Yemen's Human Rights Minister Ezz Al-Din Al-Asbahi said his government had seen positive signs in the fresh round of talks that Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed and the Houthis launched in Muscat on Sunday and that it...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Wednesday, 26 Aug, 2015

Opinion: Achieving Peace through Strength—A Good Lesson to Syria’s Revolt

Last Friday marked the second anniversary of the chemical weapons attacks perpetrated by the Syrian regime against the towns and villages of Eastern Ghouta near Syria’s capital, ...

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Mirza Al-Khuwaylidi
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on : Wednesday, 26 Aug, 2015

Khobar Towers bombing mastermind arrested in Beirut, transferred to Riyadh: Saudi officials

Dammam, Asharq Al-Awsat—The mastermind of the 1996 bombing in eastern Saudi Arabia that killed and injured hundreds of US service personnel has been arrested, Saudi security offi...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 26 Aug, 2015

Turkey introduces visa requirements for Libyans: Libyan officials

Tripoli, Reuters—Turkey is introducing visa requirements for Libyans, Libyan officials said on Tuesday, pushing the North African country deeper into isolation. Turkey had bee...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Tuesday, 25 Aug, 2015

Opinion: France train attack could happen again if the world fails to tackle terrorism

There is no convincing explanation to turning a train, a coach or any civilian place crowded with people into a battlefield. While investigations into the motives and intentions of...

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Sa'ed Al-Abyadh
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on : Tuesday, 25 Aug, 2015

Saudi troops arrive in Aden to secure Yemen’s south: military official

Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi troops have arrived in Aden to help Yemen’s internationally recognized government to maintain security in the southern areas they recently liberat...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 25 Aug, 2015

ISIS’s destruction of Roman temple in Syria is war crime: UNESCO

Beirut, Reuters—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) demolition of a renowned ancient Roman temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra is a war crime that targeted an historic symb...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Monday, 24 Aug, 2015

Iraq: PM facing calls to sever ties with party, declare state of emergency

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi is facing calls to sever his links to the Islamic Da’wa Party. Several Iraqi lawmakers have also called on ...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Monday, 24 Aug, 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition targets Houthis’ northern stronghold

Sana’a and Muscat, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Saudi-led coalition targeting the Houthis in Yemen on Sunday bombed the group’s northern stronghold of Saada, in the heaviest assau...

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