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State Dept. Official to Asharq Al-Awsat: US, Israel Cooperating to Detect Iran Militias in S.Syria

State Dept. Official to Asharq Al-Awsat: US, Israel Cooperating to Detect Iran Militias in S.Syria

The United States reiterated its support to Israel in its complete right to defend itself in wake of Israeli strikes last week against Iranian militia positions in Syria. A State Department spokesman told Asharq Al-Awsat that Washington continues to support Israel’s right to defend itself amid th

Washington’s Terror Designation of Houthis: Pressure Card or Complicating the Complicated?

Washington’s Terror Designation of Houthis: Pressure Card or Complicating the Complicated?

An US State Department spokesman stressed that Washington’s policy on Yemen has not changed. The goals are firm, he asserted amid Yemeni debate and tensions over speculation that Washington was seeking to designate the Iran-backed Houthi militias as terrorist. Some parties viewed the speculati

A Decade on, the Broken Dreams of the Arab Spring

"The revolution showed me that everything is possible," says Ameni Ghimaji, remembering the heady days of the Tunisian protests that sparked the so-called Arab Spring uprisings a decade ago. She was just 18 when Tunisian long-time ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fell from power, the first casualty

Washington, Pittsburg G20 Summits and the Model of Economic Balance

Washington, Pittsburg G20 Summits and the Model of Economic Balance

“Just like yesterday.” The phrase has been uttered a lot these days when referring to past and the upcoming G20 summit.

Russia Seeks to Expand Nuclear Energy Partnerships in the Middle East

Russia Seeks to Expand Nuclear Energy Partnerships in the Middle East

Russia’s Rosatom Atomic Energy Corporation said it was seeking to strengthen partnerships in the Middle East and work to expand cooperation in the field of the peaceful use of atomic energy. Rosatom’s regional director, Alexander Voronkov, told Asharq Al-Awsat that cooperation with the countries

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