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Lebanon Faces Medicine Shortages, Stocks Won’t Last More than a Month

Lebanon Faces Medicine Shortages, Stocks Won’t Last More than a Month

Since March, the Lebanese have been suffering from the shortage of a number of medicines, especially those for chronic diseases, for intermittent periods that used to reach 15 days. Today, obtaining some medications requires a tour of a number of pharmacies and promises to secure them after perio

Damascus under Fire for Poor Handling of Bread, Gasoline Shortages

Damascus under Fire for Poor Handling of Bread, Gasoline Shortages

The Syrian government ordered that daily family bread rations be reduced after failing to provide subsidized bread and gasoline to the people.

Analysis: A Syrian-Libyan Trade-off at The Russian-Turkish Table

It is no coincidence that Turkey announced the imminent conclusion of an agreement with Russia on a ceasefire in Libya after the two parties revealed a sudden crisis between them in northwestern Syria.

Baath Archive Opens Debate, Old Wounds in Iraq

Baath Archive Opens Debate, Old Wounds in Iraq

A trove of Saddam-era files secretly returned to Iraq has pried open the country's painful past, prompting hopes some may learn the fate of long-lost relatives along with fears of new bloodshed. The five million pages of internal Baath Party documents were found in 2003, just months after the US-

Ali Baba's Cave: How a Massive Bomb Came Together in Beirut’s Port

Ali Baba's Cave: How a Massive Bomb Came Together in Beirut’s Port

Fifteen tons of fireworks. Jugs of kerosene and acid. Thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate. A system of corruption and bribes let the perfect bomb sit for years. Late last year, a new security officer at the port of Beirut stumbled upon a broken door and a hole in the wall of a storage hangar.

Sudan's Neglected Tropical Disease Rips Through Farmers' Bodies

Sudan's Neglected Tropical Disease Rips Through Farmers' Bodies

Sudanese farmer Khadija Ahmad was planting onions when she stepped on a thorn that pierced her sandal and cut her foot.

A Hungry Lebanon Returns to Family Farms to Feed Itself

A Hungry Lebanon Returns to Family Farms to Feed Itself

The falafel shop owner leaned back and listed the keys to the Lebanese kitchen — the staples that help lend this country its culinary halo: Sesame seeds for the smoky-silky tahini sauce dolloped over falafel and fried fish — which are imported from Sudan. Fava beans for the classic breakfast s

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