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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 30 Jun, 2014

Iraq receives Russian fighter jets to help quell ISIS advance

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq has received five Sukhoi-25 fighter aircraft from Russia as it seeks to contain the advance of extremist fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) across its territory. A statement issued by the Iraqi defense ministry said: “The first batch of Russian Sukhoi-25 fighter jets, totaling five, has arrived in Iraq as part of a Russian contract with the Ministry, and it will improve the fighting ability of the Air Force and the armed forces to destro...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 23 Jun, 2014

Sunni Arab tribes will take control of Anbar within “two days”—Islamic Army founder

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Sunni Arab tribal fighters will “take full control” of Iraq’s restive Anbar province within the next two days, according to Ahmad Al-Dabash, the founder of the Islamic Army in Iraq. Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat in Erbil on Saturday, he said: “In two days’ time, the tribal revolutionaries will take full control of Anbar, just like they took control of Mosul before. We will continue to advance until we achieve all our rights, and we will defend our religious si...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Saturday, 21 Jun, 2014

Sudanese rebels call for no-fly zone over South Kordofan

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Sudan’s armed opposition have called on the international community to establish a no-fly zone over South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur to protect ...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 18 Jun, 2014

Iranian reformists welcome UK embassy re-opening

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iranians have welcomed the news that Britain is set to re-open its embassy in Tehran in the coming months after a hiatus of more than two and a half years...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 16 Jun, 2014

Eyewitness: Mosul prison guards hid and ran from ISIS

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters “liberated” prisons in Mosul after soldiers and guards abandoned their posts, a Saudi national who was...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 11 Jun, 2014

Jordan religious affairs minister: We need help to protect Al-Aqsa Mosque

Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat—Jordan’s minister of religious endowments and Islamic affairs has called for a comprehensive Arab and Islamic plan to “protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque i...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 10 Jun, 2014

Palestine unity government to tackle Israeli settlement building

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—A Palestinian–Arab ministerial delegation is set to visit Washington later this month to discuss the stalled Arab–Israeli peace process with US Sec...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 6 Jun, 2014

ISIS bolsters presence in eastern Syria, advances towards Iraq

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to gain ground in eastern Syria, raising fears that the Al-Qaeda-inspired group in Syria will be able...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 5 Jun, 2014

Yemeni army, Houthis agree ceasefire deal in Amran

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemeni forces and Shi’ite Houthi rebels agreed a ceasefire deal in the northern province of Amran on Wednesday, following recent clashes between t...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 4 Jun, 2014

South Sudan: Senior government official resigns, peace talks adjourned

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—A senior South Sudanese Foreign Ministry official resigned on Tuesday over what he described as Juba’s “lack of sensitivity” towards the armed confl...

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