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As waters warm, lionfish invasion strains Lebanon's seas

Jul 14 2019

SARAFAND, Lebanon Lebanese fisherman Hassan Younes has been diving the same waters off his coastal hometown for three decades but has never seen anything like this year as native species disappear and invasive lionfish take their place. | Video

Anger and apprehension haunt ruined Sinjar, years after Islamic State ousted

Feb 26 2019

SINJAR, Iraq It's dawn in Sinjar and the only sounds are the footsteps of guards patrolling a golden-domed shrine on a hill overlooking a vista of collapsed rooftops.

For Yazidi survivors of Islamic State killings, the nightmares go on

Feb 19 2019

SINJAR, Iraq Ever since Islamic State visited death and destruction on their villages in northern Iraq nearly five years ago, Yazidis Daoud Ibrahim and Kocher Hassan have had trouble sleeping. | Video

In Mosul exhibition, Iraqi artists process brutal rule of Islamic State

Feb 03 2019

MOSUL, IraqA raven perched on the shoulder of a woman with flaming hair is Iraqi artist Marwan Fathi's symbol for the terrible events he and his home city Mosul have had to endure.

At Baghdad workshop, the search for Iraq's looted artifacts gets serious

Jan 28 2019

BAGHDAD Before Islamic State militants were dislodged from Iraq in 2017, they stole thousands of ancient artifacts. Most are still missing, and an international team of archaeologists is turning detective to recover as many as possible.

Rival Libya leaders meet for first time since May, PM OKs 2019 vote

Nov 13 2018

PALERMO, Italy Libya's two main rival leaders met for the first time in more than five months at a conference hosted by Italy on Tuesday and the prime minister endorsed a United Nations plan for an election next year.

Exclusive: U.N. envoy wants Libya election by June after Libyans decide format

Nov 12 2018

PALERMO, Italy The U.N. envoy for Libya hopes another attempt to hold an election will take place by June after he scrapped a December plan, but said Libyans should first use a national conference in early 2019 to decide on the poll's format.

How good is Lebanese cannabis? Scientists seek herbal remedies

Aug 23 2018

BYBLOS, Lebanon Locked away safely in an academic's study in Lebanon is a plant that researchers hope to transform from one of the country's most notorious exports into a lucrative pharmaceutical.

Flurry of Syrian death notices shows fate of government detainees

Aug 01 2018

BEIRUT For six years Amina al-Khoulani hoped her brothers Majd and Abdelsattar were alive, albeit cut off in a Syrian government prison after their arrest early in Syria's war. | Video

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