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

03 Feb 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

28 Jan 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

13 Nov 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

12 Nov 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

23 Aug 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

01 Aug 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

Artist captures war as seen by children - toys included

10 Jul 2018

BEIRUT/DEBAGA CAMP, Iraq U.S. photographer Brian McCarty wants you to see the horrors of war, but through the eyes of a child. | Video

Saudi woman designs abayas for freer lifestyles

29 Jun 2018

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia When Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving ended on Sunday, fashion designer Eman Joharjy and her friends drove to Jeddah's seafront where they exchanged their car for bicycles. | Video

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