Hugh Macleod

Hugh Macleod

    After decades of war, Lebanon and Israel have plenty of tension simmering between them, but the latest source of strife is literally cooking.

    Um Ahmad, as she was known to the girls, had it all planned out. From Baghdad to the border and on to Damascus and a new life, Mona and her three Iraqi friends didn't need to worry about a thing. The job in the textiles factory outside the Syrian capital would pay $300 a month.