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Hugh Macleod

Hugh Macleod

    Yemen threatens to chew itself to death
    Yemen threatens to chew itself to death
    Water supply already causes armed conflict in the capital Sanaa, but there is worse to come for a hungry country when the oilfields run dry
    Falafel kerfuffle
    Falafel kerfuffle
    After decades of war, invasion and occupation, Lebanon and Israel have plenty of tension simmering between them, but the latest source of strife is...
    Russia gets naval base in the Med
    Russia gets naval base in the Med
    During balmy evenings in the sleepy Syrian port of Tartous locals promenade along the seafront or suck on hookahs discussing the two great pillars...
    Sex traffickers prey on young Baghdadis
    Sex traffickers prey on young Baghdadis
    Iraqis fleeing war and poverty fall victim to prostitution rings in Syria, writes