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Blair: Leaders must face terrorism''s root causes - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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London, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Saturday it is crucial to address terrorism”s underlying causes, which he identified as deprivation, lack of democracy and ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

Thursday”s bomb attacks on London demonstrate the pressing need for world leaders to tackle problems like poverty, he told British Broadcasting Corp. radio. He said leaders had taken on some of those issues at the G-8 summit of the world”s wealthy nations in Scotland this week.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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