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Amir Taheri
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on : Thursday, 3 Sep, 2015

The Russian Novel is Back—with an American Accent

Ever wondered what happened to those thick Russian novels with dramatis personae large enough to populate the whole of Siberia? Well, decades of revolution, terror, war, and semi-chaos left little time for Russian novelists to produce such monumental tomes. Now, however, the big fat Russian novel may be making a comeback with Alexander Ilichevsky’s fascinating page-turner The Persian. Using the matrix of thrillers the novel has an American accent and an Iranian hero. Coming in 610 p...

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Heba Qudsi
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on : Thursday, 3 Sep, 2015

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Washington for first US visit since becoming King

Washington and Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz arrives in Washington on Thursday to meet with President Barack Obama and US officials, on his first visit to the United States since acceding to the Saudi throne. The Saudi Royal Palace issued a statement on Wednesday saying the visit comes following an invitation from President Obama and highlights King Salman's "concern for liaising with world leaders in order to safeguard the interests...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 3 Sep, 2015

Iran’s Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on nuclear deal with powers, criticizes US: state TV

Ankara, Reuters—Iran's Supreme Leader said on Thursday he favored a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran t...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Wednesday, 2 Sep, 2015

Turkish police raid offices of opposition newspaper

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkish police conducted raids on the offices of the opposition newspaper Bugün in Ankara on Tuesday, amid fears the government is cracking down on d...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 2 Sep, 2015

Opinion: The Return of the State

From Egypt to Lebanon and Iraq, we are seeing a resurgence in street mobilization. Each of the protest movements in these countries are calling for the state to once again fulfill ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 2 Sep, 2015

Kuwait charges 26 suspects over arms cache, alleges Iran link

Kuwait, Reuters—Kuwait has charged 26 people with possessing weapons and having contacts with Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group in order to plot attacks against the Gulf ...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Tuesday, 1 Sep, 2015

Opinion: Lebanon’s Hot Tin Roof

Some claim the street protests organized by civil society activists in the Lebanese capital Beirut point to the collapse of Lebanon’s political elite. Well, this isn’t exactly ...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Tuesday, 1 Sep, 2015

Iraq: Maliki, Nujaifi say PM’s decision to cancel vice president posts “unconstitutional”

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Two of Iraq’s three outgoing vice presidents say Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi’s decision to cancel their posts is unconstitutional. In exclu...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 1 Sep, 2015

Egypt’s Zohr gas rewrites Israel’s happy ending

Jerusalem and Cairo, Reuters—Egypt's historic gas discovery threatens to sink Israel's fledgling gas export bonanza, which was counting on deals with Cairo to get it off the ...

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Caroline Akoum
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on : Monday, 31 Aug, 2015

“Sisi scenario” for Lebanon “almost certain” as head of army poised to fill presidential vacuum: source

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lebanon’s army chief Jean Kahwaji will be appointed by lawmakers as the country’s president, in order to quell widespread public anger over a dysf...

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