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Healthcare in Gaza: The Waiting Game

The lives of Gaza patients hinge on Israel’s whims BY Maher Abukhater Sabreen Abu Sultan, 32, turns over in her hospital bed, howling in pain. She had two head surgeries in the past three months to remove a tumor that was blocking her vision. As she twists and turns in her bed, her mother, Khitam, 61,

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Business Outlook: Saudi Market and Investors

The Saudi market can attract more foreign investors if it eliminates restrictions BY Ahmad Khatib Stock markets around the world crashed in 2008 and billions of dollars were lost, but most of the world’s major indices found a way to recover. Some of them recorded historic levels later on, and many have repeated that exceptional performance

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Where is Palestine?

Google: a bug wiped some names! BY Ben White Google was at the center of a storm recently, after a group of Palestinian journalists claimed that the tech giant had removed ‘Palestine’ from its map. As the statement was picked up and circulated, the hashtag #PalestineIsHere went viral on Twitter, and international media outlets covered the

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From Riches to Rags

As the war in Yemen turned her wheel of fortune, Anhar found herself in jail BY Yasser Rayes The hardships of living in a prison cell are clearly visible in Anhar’s eyes, a Yemeni woman hiding a lot more than just a face behind a veil. She was hiding her despair behind a wall of

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Business Outlook: All Eyes on the Central Bank

BY Christopher Dembik  September will be a busy month for investors given that nearly thirty main central bank meetings are scheduled this month. Since the Bank of England’s (BoE) last policy announcement, the total monthly amount in official global Quantitative Easing (QE) has reached almost 200 billion dollars, which corresponds to the cost of the war

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Has Hamas Reached A Dead End?

Cash-strapped Hamas faces local elections & internal leadership changes BY Ben White In Gaza, the movement is strapped for cash, as the territory’s residents continue to suffer under Israel’s illegal blockade. The unemployment rate in the first quarter of 2016 stood at 41.2 percent, while 80 percent of the population depends on humanitarian assistance to

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No One Is Safe

Quetta’s deadly attack on hospital proves no place is sacred for Daesh BY Mishaal khan Last week’s terror attacks in Quetta, Pakistan, saw three generations of lawyers, wiped out. Quetta has been one of the longest-suffering victims of terrorism since September 11, 2001 in both Pakistan and throughout the world. But the recent attack on

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Business Outlook: Steady As They Go

Turkey’s coup won’t really affect the GCC Markets BY Tarek fadlallah The dramatic events in Turkey last month have led to increasing volatility in the country’s financial market, following a sharp sell-off in stocks, bonds and the Turkish Lira. In the week after the failed coup, the Borsa Istanbul 100 Stock Index fell by nearly

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Life Under Daesh: It Was Hell

Iraqis who lived under Daesh’s rule recall the horrors they had to endure By Mohammed A. Salih It was a Friday noon in late June as Abu Mohammed, 40, and a couple of his friends headed toward the local mosque in the nearby town of Haji Ali in the southern tip of Nineveh province, a governorate

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Yemen: In and Out of Africa

When Yemenis fleeing war make it to Djibouti, they often find Ethiopians heading in the other direction BY Laura Secorun A corpse lies by the side of the road. The man, likely an Ethiopian in his late 20s, is facedown under a bush with his arms stretched out in front of him. He is wearing only shorts

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