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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 ground. Italian oil company Eni stunned markets on Sunday after declaring the Mediterranean's biggest-ever and the world's 20th-largest gas discovery off Egyptian waters, in the Zohr field holding an estimated 30 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas. Zohr jeopardizes lucrative deals being negotiated between Israeli c...

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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, said that half the country's 27 governorates will vote on October 18–19. The second stage will take place for the remaining governorates on November 22–23. Voters outside Egypt for the first stage will cast ballots on October 17–18, and the rest on November 21–22. The period for candidates t...

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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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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 29 Aug, 2015

Yemen army enlists thousands of southern fighters: presidential adviser

Aden, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s exiled President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi on Friday ordered the formation of a new brigade consisting of about 5,000 fighters mainly from the strate...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 29 Aug, 2015

Iraqi PM orders easier access to Baghdad’s Green Zone

Baghdad, Reuters—Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on Friday ordered security forces to ease access to Baghdad's fortified Green Zone and main streets, in an apparent bid to i...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 28 Aug, 2015

British hacker for ISIS killed in US drone strike in Syria: sources

Washington, Reuters/Asharq Al-Awsat—A British hacker who US and European officials said became a top cyber expert for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been killed in a ...

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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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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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on : Monday, 24 Aug, 2015

Britain reopens Tehran embassy, says will tread carefully with Iran

London, Reuters—Britain must remain cautious in its relations with Iran, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Monday, after he reopened the British embassy in Tehran near...

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on : Sunday, 23 Aug, 2015

Lebanese PM hints he might resign after protests

Beirut, AP—Lebanon's prime minister hinted Sunday he might resign after violent protests against government corruption and political dysfunction triggered by a month-long tra...

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