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Pakistan FM to Asharq Al-Awsat: Saudi Arabia is Key to Regional Stability

Pakistan FM to Asharq Al-Awsat: Saudi Arabia is Key to Regional Stability

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has stressed the importance of the role played by Saudi Arabia in preserving regional peace and stability. Qureshi also reaffirmed that the upcoming visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to Pakistan is expected to lay the foundations for

Exclusive - Gergawi: Digitization, AI Key Drivers in Future Governance

Exclusive - Gergawi: Digitization, AI Key Drivers in Future Governance

The UAE World Government Summit 2019 (WGS) has cemented its position as a world-renowned platform for exchange on better governance, demonstrated by the outcomes of all seven previous editions, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Al Gergawi said. In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, he stre

Geagea to Asharq Al-Awsat: Iran Did Not Win in Lebanon

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea rejected allegations that Iran and the Hezbollah group have claimed “victory” in Lebanon. In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, he said that the confrontation in the region is ongoing. “Some tactical victories and defeats are achieved,” he explained. “Let

Griffiths to Asharq Al-Awsat: No Element of Truth to Reports of Disagreements with Cammaert

Griffiths to Asharq Al-Awsat: No Element of Truth to Reports of Disagreements with Cammaert

United Nations special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths ruled out claims that the departure of head of the UN mission tasked with overseeing the Hodeidah ceasefire deal, retired Dutch General Patrick Cammaert, from his position is linked to the attack against his convoy in Hodeidah earlier this month

Aguila Saleh to Asharq Al-Awsat: Libya Crisis Can Only Be Resolved by Replacing Current Rulers

Aguila Saleh to Asharq Al-Awsat: Libya Crisis Can Only Be Resolved by Replacing Current Rulers

Libyan parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh stressed that replacing the country’s rulers will pave the way to resolving its crisis. Speaking exclusively to Asharq Al-Awsat, he directed scathing criticism against United Nations envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, accusing him of being biased towards the Go

Senior Kurdish Official to Asharq Al-Awsat: Damascus Must Put Words on Dialogue into Action

Senior Kurdish Official to Asharq Al-Awsat: Damascus Must Put Words on Dialogue into Action

In December last year, following the announcement by US President Donald Trump to withdraw his troops from Syria, Kurdish leader Elham Ahmad traveled to Moscow to mediate with the Syrian regime to resume talks.

Exclusive - Mubarak Al-Mahdi: Revolution Won, Security Forces Will Collapse

Exclusive - Mubarak Al-Mahdi: Revolution Won, Security Forces Will Collapse

The former deputy prime minister and head of the Umma Party for Reform and Renewal, Mubarak al-Fadhel al-Mahdi, said that he expected the “victory of the Sudanese revolution”, and the imminent collapse of the security forces if protests continued. In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat in Khartoum,