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From crafts to Kalashnikovs: arms souk thrives in Yemen's Taez

From crafts to Kalashnikovs: arms souk thrives in Yemen's Taez

The city's old souk used to sell mainly handicraft items, but when the war erupted, most merchants turned to selling weapons.

Militias pay Iraqis to take part in pro-Iran protests, events

Militias pay Iraqis to take part in pro-Iran protests, events

As Iraqis become increasingly weary of the Iran-backed militias, the latter have been resorting to bribing poor people into attending events that serve Iran's agenda.

Mosul ferry disaster investigators face pressure from militias

Mosul ferry disaster investigators face pressure from militias

Members of the committee investigating the Mosul ferry disaster have faced pressure from Iran-backed militias to absolve certain figures.

Iran-backed militias in Iraq demand 'protection money'

Iran-backed militias in Iraq demand 'protection money'

Militias like Asaib Ahl al-Haq have been operating like gangs, extorting Iraqi business owners for money under the pretext of protection.

Iranians protest regime's mismanagement of flood response

Iranians protest regime's mismanagement of flood response

Protests are picking up steam as people show discontent with the government's misdirection of funds to external operations.

Negligence contributed to Iran flooding disaster: analysts

Negligence contributed to Iran flooding disaster: analysts

Dilapidated infrastructure and misdirected domestic funding have exacerbated the effects of the natural disaster, experts say.

Yemen's children seek work at the cemetery

Yemen's children seek work at the cemetery

As Yemen's war enters its fifth year, many families are facing hardships and have had no choice but to rely on their children for income.

Artists paint murals of hopes and fears in war-torn Yemen

Artists paint murals of hopes and fears in war-torn Yemen

Young artists who participated in an open-air exhibition in Sanaa painted murals that reflect the impact of the war on their society.

Lebanon welcomes British ban of Hizbullah

Lebanon welcomes British ban of Hizbullah

Lebanese politicians say the British parliament's decision is entirely appropriate and will help their country restore its sovereignty.

Egypt takes steps towards eliminating slums

Egypt takes steps towards eliminating slums

The government has begun to move residents out of unsafe slums and informal settlements in some areas and improve conditions in others.

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