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Once ravaged by war, Iraq’s date palms are swaying once more Iraq once led the world in date production, but lost over half its trees to war. One man is on a mission to restore the nation’s palms Economics Environment Food
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How Sesame Street is bringing cheer to children affected by conflict A new version of the popular television show has been launched in the Middle East to help children affected by war Education Peace Society World
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‘Marry the rapist’ laws are being repealed across the Middle East Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon have scrapped laws that allow rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims Society
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Syria opens its first solar-powered hospital Solar energy is helping to save lives in Syria by providing a more reliable power supply Environment Science
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For Jerusalem’s young men, parkour is freedom In a city where violence is commonplace and local people – young Arab men in particular – are viewed with suspicion by the authorities, Gene... Lifestyle
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App boosts freedom for young Iranians Anonymous developers have released an app called Gershad to help young Iranians avoid the Gashte Ershad, known as ‘morality police’, who pat... Society
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