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Jordan Information Minister to Asharq Al-Awsat: Fighting Rumors is Greatest Challenge

Jordan Information Minister to Asharq Al-Awsat: Fighting Rumors is Greatest Challenge

Jordan’s Information Minister Jumana Ghunaimat acknowledged the impact social media has on the popularity of government decisions. She also acknowledged their negative impact on officials by generating rumors that are difficult to address. She told Asharq Al-Awsat that social media poses a cha

UfM Chief: Euro-Med Cooperation Is a Necessity, Not Luxury 

UfM Chief: Euro-Med Cooperation Is a Necessity, Not Luxury 

Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretary-General Nasser Kamel confirmed that Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, today more than ever, has become a pressing need, not a luxury. Speaking about efforts undertaken by the union in 2008, Kamel said they faced many hurdles due to global economic and geo

Exclusive – Sudan’s NUP Agreed to Cede Equal Power Distribution with Military Day before Protest Crackdown

Sudan’s National Umma Party (NUP) Secretary-General and representative of the Declaration of Freedom and Change (DFC) to talks with the Transitional Military Council (TMC), Ibrahim Al Amin revealed that the party had made a proposal to the council on ending the uprisings. In an exclusive intervie

Pakistani FM to AAWSAT: Islamic Summit to Avoid War

Pakistani FM to AAWSAT: Islamic Summit to Avoid War

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has affirmed that the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) hosted by Saudi Arabia in attendance of Arab, Gulf, and Islamic leaders is an opportunity to address the tensed conditions in the region and avoid the breaking out of the war.

Jubeir to Asharq Al-Awsat: We Don’t Want War, But We Will Defend Interests

Jubeir to Asharq Al-Awsat: We Don’t Want War, But We Will Defend Interests

The urgent GCC and Arab League summits will denounce the recent developments in the region because of Iran’s policies, stated Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir. Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat, Jubeir said that his country has been very clear since the beginning abou

Yemen’s Government Urges Transparency in Operations of Int’l Organizations

Yemen’s Government Urges Transparency in Operations of Int’l Organizations

The Yemeni government has said that 80 percent of international organizations have rejected to heed its demands on revealing operational expenses and the size of aid delivered to the country’s people. The government warned the organizations that it could take legal measures against them, deprivin

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