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Humble Fattoush Salad Shows Cost of Lebanon's Crisis at Ramadan

Humble Fattoush Salad Shows Cost of Lebanon's Crisis at Ramadan

After a year of economic meltdown in Lebanon, Hala Sheikh is sticking to a modest menu as she prepares the evening meal for her family to break their daily Ramadan fast. Even the humble fattoush, a popular salad that she prepares for dinner, has tripled in cost since last year, leaving millions o

Trump-Era Spike in Israeli Settlement Growth Has Only Begun

Trump-Era Spike in Israeli Settlement Growth Has Only Begun

An aggressive Israeli settlement spree of over 9,000 homes during the Trump era pushed deeper into the occupied West Bank than ever before, according to an AP investigation.

Syria Proposes Initiative to Confront Turkish, Iranian ‘Infiltration’, Return to Arab Fold

An upcoming meeting between Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad will probably reveal the outcome of Russia’s recent diplomatic push to restore Syria’s membership in the Arab League. It will also reveal the resul

Houthi Attacks Wipe out Symbols of Coexistence in Aden

Houthi Attacks Wipe out Symbols of Coexistence in Aden

Yemen’s interim capital, Aden, has historically served as an outstanding example for tolerance and coexistence among different faith communities.

Syria: Solution or Solutions to its Crisis?

Syria: Solution or Solutions to its Crisis?

Syria is currently divided into three “zones of influence” and “four governments”. Five armies and thousands of soldiers are deployed on its territories and hundreds of military bases have been set up there.

Iran Exploiting Economic Crisis to Recruit Syrians to its Militias

Iran Exploiting Economic Crisis to Recruit Syrians to its Militias

A rights group said Iran was exploiting the economic crisis in Syria to entrench itself in areas west of the Euphrates River, Aleppo countryside and areas between the capital, Damascus, and the Lebanese border. Tehran was seeking to recruit youths to its militias, added the Syrian Observatory for

Lebanon Crisis Robs Pensioners of Cash Cushions

Lebanon Crisis Robs Pensioners of Cash Cushions

Samir Merhi returned to Lebanon in 2009, hoping the fortune he made abroad would let him retire comfortably at home, but the country's economic crisis has upended his dreams and forced him to leave again. For four decades, Merhi said he made "millions" working in the fashion and construction indu

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