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In oil-rich Iraq, a few women buck norms, take rig site jobs

In oil-rich Iraq, a few women buck norms, take rig site jobs

 It’s nearly dawn and Zainab Amjad has been up all night working on an oil rig in southern Iraq. She lowers a sensor into the black depths of a well until sonar waves detect the presence of the crude that fuels her country's economy. Elsewhere in the oil-rich province of Basra,...

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Syrian who fled to Germany 5 years ago runs for parliament

Syrian who fled to Germany 5 years ago runs for parliament

Five years ago, Tareq Alaows crossed the Mediterranean in a flimsy rubber dinghy and trekked north through the Balkans toward Germany, fleeing the civil war in his homeland of Syria to seek a safe haven. Since then, the 31-year-old has learned fluent German, found a steady job — and...

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First Person: Cheese proves key to survival for Syrian refugee family amid pandemic

First Person: Cheese proves key to survival for Syrian refugee family amid pandemic

Syrian refugee Fatima Hussein Al Ahmad, a mother of four, lives on a farm with 50 other workers in Sahba, Jordan. COVID-19 travel restrictions meant that didn’t work for two months in 2020, and feeding her family became a daily struggle.  Al Ahmad and her husband pick peaches and...

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Moroccan Women Stuck in Syria’s Al-Hol Camp Wait on Visas to Return Home

Moroccan Women Stuck in Syria’s Al-Hol Camp Wait on Visas to Return Home

Filled with great hope, Moroccan women stranded in refugee camps in Syria, especially at the northeastern al-Hol camp, are patiently waiting for their travel visas to get approved so they can return home. Al-Hol camp, located some 45 kilometers east of Hasakeh, is sheltering around...

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