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Reunited Post-Aleppo Battle, Syria Medics Mete out 'Hope'

Reunited Post-Aleppo Battle, Syria Medics Mete out 'Hope'

Her scarred hands wrapped in gloves, Malakeh Harbaliyya lifted an infant out of an incubator at a hospital in Syria's rural north, holding him gently as he guzzled milk from a bottle. Nearly two years ago, the nurse and her brave colleagues were scrambling to save premature babies from heavy regi

Torture of Al-Qaeda Suspect Described in 2002 Cables Sent by CIA Director Gina Haspel

Torture of Al-Qaeda Suspect Described in 2002 Cables Sent by CIA Director Gina Haspel

The torture of a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist, including waterboarding, is described in meticulous detail in newly-declassified cables that CIA Director Gina Haspel sent to agency headquarters in late 2002, when she headed a secret US detention facility in Thailand. The suspect, Abd al-Rahim al-N

A Goodwill Gesture Over Electricity Sows Discord in Lebanon

It was supposed to be a goodwill gesture from an energy company in Turkey. This summer, the Karadeniz Energy Group lent Lebanon a floating power station to generate electricity at below-market rates to help ease the strain on the country's woefully undermaintained power sector. Instead, the b

Iran to Lose the Most in Hormuz Strait Shutdown Scenario

Iran to Lose the Most in Hormuz Strait Shutdown Scenario

Tehran’s threats against international navigation in the Strait of Hormuz have been only getting bigger over the last period in fear of Washington forcing other countries to stop buying Iranian oil.

In Syria, Civil Registers Disclose Hundreds of Prison Deaths

In Syria, Civil Registers Disclose Hundreds of Prison Deaths

For years, Yasser Khoulani sought news of his brothers Abdelsattar and Majd after they were hustled away by Syria's secret police at demonstrations against regime head Bashar Assad in 2011. He knew they were being held at the notorious Saydnaya prison, where inmates are routinely beaten, raped an

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