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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 17 Apr, 2014

Lebanon: Geagea reveals platform amid Gemayel candidacy rumors

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Lebanese presidential elections campaign gained momentum Wednesday, with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea announcing his electoral platform and growing rumors that Phalange (Kataeb) Party leader Amine Gemayel will announce his candidacy soon. Lebanon’s labor minister, Sejaan Azzi, informed the Daily Star on Thursday that Gemayel will declare his presidential candidacy “by next week.” Both Geagea and Gemayel would be competing for the endorsement of t...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Wednesday, 16 Apr, 2014

Iraq closes Abu Ghraib prison amid security fears

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq announced on Tuesday that it has closed the infamous Abu Ghraib prison, amid security concerns following the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) gained control of a strategically important dam on the Euphrates River south of Fallujah earlier this month. ISIS, which remains in control of large areas of Iraq’s western Anbar province, blocked off the flow of water through the dam earlier this week, strategically flooding areas between Fallujah and Baghdad...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Barghouti’s release a “priority” for Abbas, says prisoner’s wife

Paris, Asharq Al-Awsat—Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas remains committed to securing the release of popular Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti, a “priority” for his ...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 14 Apr, 2014

Libyan PM resigns as trial of Gaddafi sons, aides begins

Tripoli, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libyan Prime Minister-Designate Abdallah Al-Thinni resigned suddenly on Sunday, saying in a statement that he feared for the safety of his family aft...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 11 Apr, 2014

Yemen: Renewed Houthi–government clashes in Amran

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Clashes between government troops and Shi’ite Houthi tribesmen in the northern province of Amran escalated on Thursday, as Sana’a announced the ...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 10 Apr, 2014

Egypt applauds US decision to designate Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis terrorist group

London and Washington, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt welcomed the US State Department’s decision to add the Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis group to a list of terrorist organizations on Wedne...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 9 Apr, 2014

Egyptian security says it has defused bombs at Cairo universities

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian security forces claim to have defused a number of explosive devices on the campuses of Al-Azhar and Ain Shams universities in Cairo on Tuesday...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 8 Apr, 2014

Eight killed in clashes between Palestinian factions in Lebanon

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—At least eight people were killed and 10 injured in clashes between two Palestinian factions at the Mieh Mieh Palestinian refugee camp near the Lebane...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 7 Apr, 2014

Syrian refugee killed in clashes in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp

Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat—A Syrian refugee died from injuries sustained in disturbances at the Zaatari refugee Camp in northern Jordan on Saturday morning. Jordanian authorit...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Saturday, 5 Apr, 2014

Iraq: State of emergency considered as elections approach

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi parliamentarians said Friday that the government is seeking to send a draft law to parliament that would allow the announcement of a state of e...

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