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Monday, November 19, 2018
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A man wearing a sleeveless shirt with the Superman logo walks along a street in Beirut, Lebanon

‘I Had Suicidal Thoughts’: Gay Lebanese Speak Out against Conversion Therapy

By Heba Kanso BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Doctors in Lebanon warned about the dangers of gay conversion therapy on Thursday, saying homosexuality is not a disease...
A car drives past a graffiti in the street of Mosul

Artists Emerge from Ruins of Mosul to Reclaim Iraqi City’s Cultural...

By Raya Jalabi MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters)  The first thing musician Fadhel al-Badri did when Mosul was liberated from Islamic State last year was breathe a sigh...
A grape picker harvests grapes in a farm at Taanayel Monastery, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley

Lebanon Wines Bring Villages Back to Life and Emigrants Home

By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT (Reuters)  Lured by Lebanon's winemaking potential and nostalgia for his homeland, Maher Harb left a Paris consultancy job in 2010 and dug...
Restored sculptures are displayed in an exhibition, at the Opera house in Damascus

Palmyra Priest Statue among Haul of Recovered Syrian Relics

By Kinda Makieh DAMASCUS (Reuters) A stone image of an ancient priest is one of hundreds of stolen antiquities recovered by the Syrian government and...
FRANCE-IRAN-EXCLUSIVE

Exclusive – France Restricts Travel by Diplomats to Iran

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) France has told its diplomats and foreign ministry officials to postpone indefinitely all non-essential travel to Iran, citing a foiled bomb...
A farmer is seen in a green of cannabis plants in a field overlooking a lake in Yammouneh in West of Baalbek

Lebanese Cannabis Farmers Hope Legalisation May Bring Amnesty

BEKAA, Lebanon (Reuters) The contrast between the vibrant green of a cannabis field and the arid land nearby in Lebanon's Bekaa valley has for...
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