Tanker loaded with Kurdish oil off Turkish coast

Tanker loaded with Kurdish oil off Turkish coast

CEYHAN, Turkey, June 10 (UPI) --Maritime shipping data show an oil tanker, United Emblem, left the Turkish port of Ceyhan loaded with a cargo of oil taken from the Kurdish north of Iraq.
Daniel J. Graeber
Libya expecting oil sector to recover

Libya expecting oil sector to recover

TRIPOLI, Libya, April 18 (UPI) -- Libya's oil sector may be able to make up for losses incurred by a rebel blockade as soon as production and export levels return to normal, a spokesman said.
Daniel J. Graeber

Support grows in Cairo for Sisi presidential bid

CAIRO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said he wouldn't run for president if Field Marshall Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declares his candidacy.

U.S.: choosing Egyptian leadership up to the Egyptian people

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. State Department spokeswoman said it was up to the Egyptian people to pick their leaders following word Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will run for president.
Egypt's military chief backed for president

Egypt's military chief backed for president

CAIRO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Amr Moussa, chairman of the committee that drafted an Egyptian constitution, said Thursday he'd support a presidential bid from Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

More polling stations open to accommodate throng of Egyptian voters

CAIRO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- More polling stations were opened Tuesday to allow for the number of Egyptians voting on the country's constitution amid reported violence and irregularities.
Government airstrike kills 12 al-Qaeda members in Yemen

Government airstrike kills 12 al-Qaeda members in Yemen

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- On Monday, Yemen's Ministry of Interior announced a successful airstrike in southern Yemen that killed 12 unidentified al-Qaida members.
JC Finley

Egypt beefs up security along Suez Canal

CAIRO, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Egypt stepped up security along the Suez Canal after threats were received that jihadists were planning attacks along the waterway, officials said.

4 Egyptians killed in Sinai bombing

EL-ARISH, Egypt, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Three Egyptian soldiers and a police officer were killed when a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint south of el-Arish in northern Sinai, officials said.

Kurdish oil secure after blasts

LONDON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Gulf Keystone, an oil company operating in northern Iraq, said weekend attacks in Erbil had no major impact on oil operations.

Egyptian army to continue Sinai operations

CAIRO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Egypt intends to expand its military operations against jihadist militants in northern Sinai, an Egyptian official said Sunday.

Izzat al-Douri aide arrested

BAGHDAD, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Iraqi security authorities announced they've arrested a top associate of former Baathist Vice President Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri.
Ahmadinejad to build university in Iran

Ahmadinejad to build university in Iran

TEHRAN, July 28 (UPI) -- Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to establish a technical university in Tehran, Iranian officials said.

Syrian opposition chooses Ahmad Jarba its new leader

DAMASCUS, Syria, July 7 (UPI) -- The Syrian opposition group Syrian National Coalition has elected a new leader amid reports the Syrian army was advancing on rebel strongholds in Homs.

Parents tell Hezbollah stop sending sons

BAALBECK, Lebanon, July 7 (UPI) -- Lebanese parents have asked Hezbollah leaders to stop sending their sons to fight for the regime in Syria, a source told Asharq al-Awsat.
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Asharq Al-Awsat (Arabic: الشرق الاوسط‎, meaning "The Middle East") is an Arabic international newspaper headquartered in London. A pioneer of the "off-shore" model in the Arabic press, the paper is often noted for its distinctive green-tinted pages.

The New York Times in 2005 called Asharq Al-Awsat "one of the oldest and most influential in the region." Although published under the name of a private company, the Saudi Research & Marketing Group, the paper was founded with the approval of the Saudi royal family and government ministers, and is noted for its support of the Saudi government.

Launched in London in 1978, and currently printed in 12 locations internationally, the paper is often billed as "the leading Arab daily newspaper," and calls itself "the premier pan-Arab daily newspaper" based on the fact that past estimates of its circulation have given it the largest circulation of the off-shore Pan-Arab dailies, a category including its chief competitor Al-Hayat. However, reliable estimates are available only from the early 2000s, before rival Al-Hayat launched a massive effort to increase circulation in Saudi Arabia.

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