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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 true since the Lebanese political elite collapsed and went bankrupt a long time ago. Thus, there was no need for a couple of hundred or thousand demonstrators—some frustrated and disappointed, others "shady" and under orders—to prove anything. Add to the above the fact that accumulating rubbish is neithe...

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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 exclusive comments to Asharq Al-Awsat, Osama Al-Nujaifi, one of the three vice president post-holders, said that while he supported Abadi’s latest reforms to weed out corruption from Iraqi politics, this was “conditional upon their not contradicting the constitution.” “The decision to cancel the vice president po...

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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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Arafat Madabish
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on : Monday, 31 Aug, 2015

Saudi-led coalition forces enter Houthis’ stronghold in northern Yemen: sources

Sana’a and Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Forces belonging to the anti-Houthi coalition led by Saudi Arabia have entered the Houthis’ northern stronghold Saada, according to Yem...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Monday, 31 Aug, 2015

The Supreme Guide and the Substance of the Angels

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Is Iran’s “Supreme Guide” Ali Khamenei created from the same substance as angels? The question is part of a galaxy of theories and count...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 31 Aug, 2015

Egypt announces parliamentary vote for October, November

Cairo, AP—Egypt on Sunday announced that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in October and November. Ayman Abbas, head of the Supreme Election Committee,...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Sunday, 30 Aug, 2015

Ground operation “imminent” as coalition forces continue to arrive in central Yemen: source

Sana’a and Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—A coordinated ground operation including forces from the Saudi-led anti-Houthi coalition, the Yemeni army, and volunteers loyal to Yemen's...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 30 Aug, 2015

Opinion: The True Face of the Iranian Regime

The Iranian regime’s bad reputation is not merely propaganda that has been fabricated against it ever since the revolution against the Shah—as it maintains. It is actually ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 30 Aug, 2015

Syria: Zabadani ceasefire between Hezbollah, Syrian rebels breaks down

Beirut, Reuters—A ceasefire in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border and in two villages to the north has broken down after renewed heavy shelling, the Syrian Observatory fo...

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