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Eid al-Fitr for Syrians in Saidon: Assad’s eyes are everywhere

Youssef looked disgusted. “I cannot look at him”, he said, of the president of his country, Bashar al-Assad. It was the eve of Eid al-Fitr in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. The 28-year-old carpenter from Latakia in Syria knew … Continue reading

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Anorexia and trauma: why the world needs to worry about the Middle East

Get used to opening windows wide To see what the past has done to the present,  And weep quietly, quietly,  Lest our enemies hear  Broken shards clattering within us.  Sometimes I walk late into the night and roll the words … Continue reading

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