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'We Saw Corpses in the Street' - Syrian Activist Recounts Douma Attack

'We Saw Corpses in the Street' - Syrian Activist Recounts Douma Attack

Muayad al-Dirani was at a medical center in the Syrian town of Douma the night of April 7, when patients started flowing in, said a Reuters report on Wednesday. Many of them were suffocating or having seizures, after a poison gas attack struck the opposition enclave. Doctors hurried to undress

Record Women Candidates in Lebanon Vote, but you Can't Tell from TV

Record Women Candidates in Lebanon Vote, but you Can't Tell from TV

A record number of women are running in Lebanon's upcoming parliamentary elections, but they are getting much less television air time than their male counterparts, a media monitor has said, according to an Agence France Presse report on Wednesday. A total of 86 women are seeking legislative offi

Election Fever Hits Lebanon, Nine Years since Last Legislative Vote

As its first parliamentary vote in nearly a decade approaches, Lebanon has been swept into campaign fever: posters on every corner, televised debates, and neighbors bickering over new electoral procedures, said an Agence France Presse report on Wednesday. Stakes are high in the long-awaited May 6

Asharq Al-Awsat Exclusive - Sinai Copts Celebrate Easter Despite ISIS Threats

Asharq Al-Awsat Exclusive - Sinai Copts Celebrate Easter Despite ISIS Threats

With a smile that reflects the holiday spirit, Manal Mamdouh, a Christian Egyptian resident of northern Sinai, celebrated Easter at the Coptic Orthodox Church in Arish on Sunday amid heavy security measures. Manal, a housewife in her 50s, hails from southern Egypt, but she settled in northern Sin

Pentagon Weighs Military Response after Syria Chemical Attack

Pentagon Weighs Military Response after Syria Chemical Attack

With global outrage mounting over a chemical attack on a rebel-held town in Syria, the Pentagon on Monday weighed its options for a retaliatory strike. Military action against the regime of Bashar Assad seemed likely, after President Donald Trump warned of a "big price to pay" and spoke of immine

Students, Teachers Rush Back to Class in Deir Ezzor

Students, Teachers Rush Back to Class in Deir Ezzor

Since ISIS militants have been ousted from eastern Syria’s Deir Ezzor city and nearby territory in late 2017, teachers and pupils alike have rushed back to the classroom. At 13, Mohammad al-Ragheb shyly admits that he does not know how to read or write, having spent the years under ISIS rein outs

50 Years Later, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Remains Elusive

50 Years Later, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Remains Elusive

Towards the end of his life, Martin Luther King Jr.

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