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Syria Rapper Shines Light on Idlib Woes

Syria Rapper Shines Light on Idlib Woes

Between the blighted buildings of war-torn northwest Syria, 20-year-old rapper Amir al-Muarri rails against regime bombs, but also shuttered universities and militant domination. "I chose rap because the genre is political," Muarri said. "It speaks out against dictatorship, tyranny, government

Syria’s Kurdish Fighters Determined Despite Burns

Syria’s Kurdish Fighters Determined Despite Burns

In a hospital in northeastern Syria, a nurse tends to a Kurdish fighter recovering from burns to his face sustained in battle against advancing Turkish troops. "My dimples used to be like yours, but I lost one," Suleiman Qahraman tells the nurse, smiling timidly to avoid hurting his scorched face

Instant View: Lebanon Government Agrees Reforms as Protests Grip the Country

Lebanon’s government approved an emergency package of economic reforms on Monday in a bid to ward off crisis and defuse the country’s biggest protests in decades. Reuters takes a look at some of the views of the financial community: Kevin Daly, senior investment manager, emerging market debt,

Trump's Sanctions Won't Bite a Vulnerable Turkish Economy

Trump's Sanctions Won't Bite a Vulnerable Turkish Economy

The sanctions the US announced against Turkey this week over its offensive in Syria fall well short of doing serious damage to an economy still healing from a recession and currency collapse. President Donald Trump could take far tougher action that would deter foreign investment and credit that

Turkish Families Flee Kurdish Mortars

Turkish Families Flee Kurdish Mortars

The day before Turkey began its Syria offensive had been like any other day for Ayse, making bread at home while the children played outside in the sweltering heat. But within hours of Ankara launching the operation, Aysa found herself, like many terrified families in the Turkish border town of C

Young Tunisians, the Force behind Saied's Presidential Victory

Young Tunisians, the Force behind Saied's Presidential Victory

Behind the landslide victory of conservative political outsider Kais Saied in a runoff presidential vote were millions of young voters, who describe him as a leader worthy of their trust as Tunisia's democracy takes root. According to a poll by the Sigma polling institute, around 90 percent of vo

With Little to Show, Gazans Question Mass Border Protests

With Little to Show, Gazans Question Mass Border Protests

Ahmed Abu Artima was one of the founders of the "Great March of Return," the weekly protests along Gaza's frontier with Israel meant to draw attention to the plight of the territory's 2 million people.

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