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Syrian Girl Born without Legs Walks on New Prosthetics

Syrian Girl Born without Legs Walks on New Prosthetics

Eight-year-old Maya Merhi had to struggle around a Syrian displaced persons camp on artificial limbs made of plastic tubing and tin cans. But now the girl, who was born with no legs due to a congenital condition, is walking on new prosthetics after undergoing treatment in Turkey, said an AFP repo

Harrowing Accounts of Torture in Houthi Prisons

Harrowing Accounts of Torture in Houthi Prisons

Farouk Baakar was on duty as a medic at al-Rashid hospital the day a bleeding man was brought into the emergency room with gunshot wounds and signs of torture.

In Lebanon, Billboards Declare 'We are All Carlos Ghosn'

Lebanese woke up to bright billboards of ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn posted around Beirut on Thursday, in the latest show of support for the detained businessman of Lebanese origin, said an AFP report. The Brazil-born entrepreneur is feted in Lebanon as a model of international success, a

With Little Aid, Syria's Raqqa Struggles to Revive Schools

With Little Aid, Syria's Raqqa Struggles to Revive Schools

In the Syrian city of Raqqa, children wear hats, scarves and coats to guard against the winter cold as they struggle to catch up on years of lost learning in a classroom with no doors or glazed windows. More than a year since the United States and its allies defeated ISIS at Raqqa, many of the ci

In Beirut Play, Audience Relives Stories of Rape Survivors

In Beirut Play, Audience Relives Stories of Rape Survivors

As a child, Riham would wake up at night to her half-brother molesting her. Now she is one of seven women recounting their suffering in a play about sexual violence in Lebanon. Recordings of the women's voices ring out as the audience moves from room to room in a house in Beirut.

Exclusive - Improvement in Prices in Aden Falls Below Expectations

Exclusive - Improvement in Prices in Aden Falls Below Expectations

Workers at a restaurant in the temporary Yemeni capital, Aden, said that a meal for four, consisting of a roasted chicken and a side of rice and vegetables, was selling for 5,000 rials ($9 dollars).

Exclusive - Overcrowded Prisons in Lebanon Leave Many Criminals at Large

Exclusive - Overcrowded Prisons in Lebanon Leave Many Criminals at Large

Overcrowding at Lebanese prisons has left hundreds of arrest warrants pending, an alarming reality in a country that is witnessing a growing number of crimes. The central Roumieh prison houses 3,395 inmates, 1,026 of whom have been convicted, while the rest are still awaiting their trial, an offi

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