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Desert Truffles Are Libya's 'Manna From Heaven'

Desert Truffles Are Libya's 'Manna From Heaven'

Braving the cold and hostile Libyan desert, Milad Mohammed scratches the ground to extract what he calls "manna from heaven" -- white truffles coveted as a delicacy at home and abroad. The fungus known locally as "Terfas" is the only thing, besides some wild grass, that grows under the desert san

Q&A: The End of the ISIS Regional Nightmare

Q&A: The End of the ISIS Regional Nightmare

The announcement of victory over the ISIS group in Syria marks the end of the extremists' self-styled “caliphate”, a proto-state in which they held millions hostage to their dark and brutal vision. But ISIS, which traces its roots back to the bloody emergence of al-Qaida in Iraq after the 2003 US

Q&A: Golan Heights an Area of Beauty, Strategic Value

President Donald Trump's move to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights turns the tables on decades of US diplomacy and international law and threatens to further inflame regional tensions. It is unlikely, though, to have much impact on the actual status of the terr

Born Into Al-Qaeda: Hamza Bin Laden's Rise to Prominence

Born Into Al-Qaeda: Hamza Bin Laden's Rise to Prominence

The boy is only 12 years old and looks even younger and smaller kneeling next to the wreckage of a helicopter, flanked by masked militants carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles with bandoliers strapped across their chests. Hamza bin Laden, with a traditional Arab coffee pot to his right and a rocke

Exclusive - Fugitives from Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon Fail to Form Extremist Brigade in Syria

Exclusive - Fugitives from Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon Fail to Form Extremist Brigade in Syria

Palestinian and Lebanese fugitives, who had quit the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh in southern Lebanon for Syria’s northern Idlib province, failed in forming their own extremist brigade in the war-torn country.

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