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Syrian Fighter to Asharq Al-Awsat: Yes, I am a Mercenary and I Fought in Libya

Syrian Fighter to Asharq Al-Awsat: Yes, I am a Mercenary and I Fought in Libya

“Yes, I am a mercenary in every meaning of the world.

An Arabian Leopard Resettlement Strategy in Saudi Arabia's Sharaan

An Arabian Leopard Resettlement Strategy in Saudi Arabia's Sharaan

The Royal Commission for Al-Ula (RCU) continues to work on re-balancing the ecosystems of the Sharaan Natural Reserve and wide-scale development of its landscapes, a project that aims to re-establish the rich diversity of the plant and wildlife that had flourished in the area hundreds of years ago.

Yemenis Concerned About Fate of Relief Aid in Houthi-run Areas

International donors raised $1.35 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen on Tuesday during a virtual conference organized by Saudi Arabia in cooperation with the United Nations. This came in light of growing concerns over the Iranian-backed militias’ wasting financial aid on war efforts. Previo

Lebanon: Explosion of Social Unrest Feared in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Lebanon: Explosion of Social Unrest Feared in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Many of the Palestinian refugees residing in Lebanese camps consider this period to be the most difficult since their arrival to the country as the new coronavirus pandemic and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) suspension of aid exacerbated their hardships. While they are aware

Beirut Streets Get Caught between Poverty, Epidemic

Beirut Streets Get Caught between Poverty, Epidemic

Dozens of young men and children gather near a small entrance to the Burj al-Barajneh refugee camp, where they chat and play, while a tuk-tuk vehicle, flying a small Palestinian flag, heads to the main road, with a number of boys and girls on it chanting a famous song. Members of the Lebanese arm

Exclusive - 5 Years of Houthi Coup Drives Yemen’s Economy Further towards Abyss

Exclusive - 5 Years of Houthi Coup Drives Yemen’s Economy Further towards Abyss

Five years of the Iran-backed Houthi militias’ coup against the legitimate authorities in Yemen has plunged even the wealthiest of people into poverty. A once rich businessman, known as “Uncle Abdullah”, now finds himself in poverty due to the extortion and violations committed by the Houthis tha

9 Years of War in Syria: $530 Billion in Losses, 40% of Infrastructure Destroyed

9 Years of War in Syria: $530 Billion in Losses, 40% of Infrastructure Destroyed

Nine years of war have cost Syria more than 530 billion dollars, vastly exceeding estimates by United Nations and Syrian experts two years ago.

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