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The start-ups brewing change for Lebanon's workers

Apr 29 2019

ZALKA, Lebanon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farah Ballout's big, infectious smile is the first thing that greets you at her workplace, a cafe in Lebanon with a mission to do more than just brew coffee.

New Zealand women face praise and protests for donning the hijab

Mar 26 2019

KUALA LUMPUR/BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A campaign by New Zealand women including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to don headscarves as a sign of solidarity with Muslim women after the nation's mosque shootings has divided opinion over whether the gesture was a help or a hindrance.

Factbox: Deadly anniversary - eight facts as Yemen's war enters fifth year

Mar 25 2019

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bombs from air raids have killed or injured an average of 37 children every month for the last 12 months, Save the Children said on Monday, as Yemen's brutal war enters its fifth year this week with no end in sight.

Factbox: Nine facts about Syria as fresh violence marks ninth year of war

Mar 14 2019

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Syria's war entered its ninth year on Friday, with fresh violence forcing thousands to flee from separate assaults on the last bastions of Islamic State and rebel-held territories.

U.N. says 2018 deadliest year yet for Syrian children, with 1,106 killed

Mar 11 2019

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Last year was the deadliest yet for children in Syria, with more than 1,100 killed by fighting, the United Nations said on Monday, with the bloody conflict about to enter its ninth year.

'Primary losers' in war, women must be part of peacemaking: Iraqi ex-ambassador

Mar 06 2019

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women are the "primary losers" in wars like those in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, and need to be included in peace negotiations for them to be successful, Iraq's former ambassador to the United States said on Wednesday.

'Dire' conditions at Syria camp as thousands flee ISIS

Mar 05 2019

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An influx of thousands of people fleeing Islamic State has created "dire" conditions at the al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria, the aid agencies working there said on Tuesday.

Who owns the fight for LGBT+ rights in the Arab world?

Mar 01 2019

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Westerners shouldn't be writing the Arab LGBT+ "narrative", activists said on Friday, even while applauding Luxembourg's gay prime minister's confrontational remarks at a summit between European Union and Arab League leaders.

Who owns the fight for LGBT+ rights in the Arab world?

Mar 01 2019

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Westerners shouldn't be writing the Arab LGBT+ "narrative", activists said on Friday, even while applauding Luxembourg's gay prime minister's confrontational remarks at a summit between European Union and Arab League leaders.

Can Qatar's low-carbon city show a greener Middle East future?

Mar 01 2019

DOHA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - During Doha's sweltering summers, when temperatures can hit 45 degrees Celsius and steamy humidity makes the air feel even hotter, museum manager Fahad Al-Turky tends to drive a lot and stay mainly indoors.

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