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Former Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Rafik Abdul Salam. KUNA


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Shiite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr speaks during a press conference in the Shi’ite holy city of Najaf. (AP Photo/ Alaa al-Marjani)


Sadr–Maliki Political Crisis Heats Up

Sadr–Maliki Political Crisis Heats Up

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—The political crisis that has erupted between Iraqi prime minister Nuri Al-Maliki and the Sadrist Movement has escalated even further in the wake of controversy over amendments to Iraq’s contentious Justice and Accountability Act, a...
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Egyptian protesters hold bread along with a flyer reading in Arabic “Danger, no to loans that lead to poverty” during a rally in downtown Cairo against the visit of a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on April 3, 2013. (AFP PHOTO/ KHALED DESOUKI)


The Economy’s the Thing

The Economy’s the Thing

Can there still be talk of harmony between the Arab Spring states after all this time? Is it not enough to contemplate the rise of new political powers under the leadership of the international Muslim Brotherhood organization, particularly as this has all been...
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Deputy secretary-general of the Arab League Ahmed Bin Helli. (Asharq Al-Awsat)


A Talk with Arab League’s Ahmad Bin-Hilli

A Talk with Arab League’s Ahmad Bin-Hilli

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—As the fighting in Syria spreads and the dire humanitarian situation worsens, Syria’s neighbors and other Arab states have been forced to look on from the sidelines as witnesses to the unfolding tragedy. The Arab League has undertaken several...
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In this Sunday, March 17, 2013 file photo, an Egyptian activist walks past burning tires during an anti-Muslim Brotherhood protest, in Cairo, Egypt. (AP)


When Will the Army Intervene in Egypt?

When Will the Army Intervene in Egypt?

The political crisis in Egypt is serious and it seems that the Egyptian Army should get involved, willingly or not. But what are the objective circumstances for the involvement of the army once again in politics after it has got rid of this burden and handed over...