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Death: The Only Reliable News in Aleppo

A picture taken from behind broken glass shows a couple pushing a pram as they rush to check their house following a barrel bomb attack on opposition-held area of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, once Syria's commercial capital, on February 21, 2015. AFP/Abd Doumany

By: Suhaib Anjarini

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Battles are raging in the Aleppo countryside, but the residents of the city itself have stopped following the news of the fighting. There are many reasons behind this apparent indifference, including the news of more immediate deaths as a result of the shelling of their neighborhoods. Meanwhile, Aleppo natives continue to devise new ways to survive the conflict.

Egypt extends presidential vote to Wednesday amid low turnout

An Egyptian man walks past army vehicles stationed outside a polling station in Cairo on May 27, 2014, on the second day of Egypt's presidential election. (Photo: AFP - Mahmoud Khaled)

Published Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Egypt's presidential election was extended by a day on Tuesday in an effort to boost lower than expected turnout that threatened to undermine the credibility of the front-runner, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

After Sisi called for record voter participation, low turnout would be seen at home and abroad as an immediate setback for the field marshal who toppled Egypt's first freely elected leader, the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Mursi.

Lebanese Army Laying Siege to Fighters in the Eastern Hills Ahead of ‘Spring War’

A Lebanese army unit on patrol in Ersal on August 4, 2014. Al-Akhbar/Haitham Moussawi

By: Radwan Mortada

Published Friday, February 13, 2015

Negotiations to release the Lebanese soldiers being held prisoner in the hills of Ersal are ongoing and the issue is expected to see some progress. On the other hand, the army has laid siege to the fighters in the hills in preparation for a war that seems inevitable this spring in the hills of Ersal and Qalamoun.

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