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Politics

A truck hauls waste at the Bourj Hammoud landfill site. Untreated waste is being dumped into the sea as a part of the land reclamation project.
Will the EU Act Over Lebanon’s Pollution?

Beirut has created two giant landfills that are polluting the Mediterranean. Will the EU simply watch the unfolding environmental disaster, or will it act?

Downtown Tunis, the capital of Tunisia.
Interview with Wided Bouchamaoui

Her family’s economic empire profited from Ben Ali’s policies. Then the Arab Spring came and Wided Bouchamaoui wanted to be on the right side of history. A discussion about whether and how Tunisia’s down-for-the-count economy can be saved. 

Khaled Mohammad speaking in Cairo. A member of the al-Qadhadhfa tribe he fled Libya after the revolution, and is unsure if he will ever return.
Gaddafi Loyalists Struggle for Relevance

Since the revolution in Libya, Gaddafi loyalists and members of his tribe have been marginalised. Some have chosen exile and wonder if they can ever return home.

A displaced Yazidi farmer who chose Mount Sinjar over a camp in the autonomous Kurdish region after ISIS stormed his village.
Outsiders Tussle Over the Yazidis’ Homeland

After the terror of ISIS, returning home is still a distant prospect for thousands of Yazidis. Now they have become pawns as Baghdad and Erbil bicker over their homeland of Sinjar.