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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Friday, 7 Aug, 2015

Philip Hammond: There may be an opportunity to normalize ties with Iran but we should not blind ourselves to the risks

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Since becoming the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary on July 15, 2014, Philip Hammond has had to deal with a series of crises, from Ukraine to Syria. However, he and his counterparts from the United Nations’ Security Council and Germany are basking in a historic diplomatic success with the signing of the nuclear deal with Iran. However, he also is faced with the need to convince key allies that the deal with Iran does not mean undermining the security of Arab allie...

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Mohammed Al-Shafey
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on : Sunday, 2 Aug, 2015

President of Cyprus: Time is right for reunification

Nicosia, Asharq Al-Awsat—Since the modern state of Cyprus split into the Republic of Cyprus in the south and the internationally unrecognized Turkish-controlled northern region following a conflict in 1974, both sides have staged a number of attempts at reunification. In February 2014, Republic of Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and former president of Northern Cyprus Derviş Eroğlu began renewed efforts to work for bi-zonal, bi-communal federal reunification based on political eq...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Wednesday, 22 Jul, 2015

John Kerry: US will “push back” against Iran’s role in region

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Next month, US Secretary of State John Kerry will head to the Qatari capital Doha to assure the US’s Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) partners regardi...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2015

Lebanon PM: I fear for Lebanon and everything in it

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam has cautioned that now is not the time for political bickering among his country's parties and that consensus...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Wednesday, 13 May, 2015

Obama: We are prepared to use all elements of our power to secure our interests in the Middle East

Washington, DC, Asharq Al-Awsat—When he receives leaders and officials from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at the White House on Wednesday and at Camp David on Thursday, ...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Friday, 3 Apr, 2015

Samantha Power: Assad’s backers need to be serious about perusing a political solution

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—As the Syrian crisis enters its fifth year, US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power does not hide the extent of her frustration regarding the UN Secu...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Sunday, 29 Mar, 2015

Iraq President: ISIS will soon be forced out of Iraq

Sharm El-Sheikh, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Iraq continues its operations to retake the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and begins preparations for...

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Regina Youssef
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on : Thursday, 26 Mar, 2015

Amine Gemayel: Arab states committing collective suicide

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Lebanon’s presidential vacuum continues for its 10th month and the country of almost 4.5 million inhabitants continues to reel from the economi...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Thursday, 12 Mar, 2015

Iraq FM: Arabs must close ranks to fight terrorism

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—New Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari is facing a difficult task. Iraq today finds itself at the heart of regional calculations, with an on...

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Mina Al-Oraibi
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on : Tuesday, 10 Mar, 2015

Gordon Brown: $500 a year can secure the education of a Syrian refugee in Lebanon

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Since leaving 10 Downing Street in May 2010, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has sought to put his political experience and financial...

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