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Refugee cash card scheme boosts grocers

In three years, Lebanese grocer Ali Khiami hired six staff, invested in property and funded his children’s university education. Business is booming – thanks to Syrian refugees using U.N. debit cards.

Refugee cash card scheme boosts grocers

In three years, Lebanese grocer Ali Khiami hired six staff, invested in property and funded his children’s university education. Business is booming – thanks to Syrian refugees using U.N. debit cards.

Daesh used spies to root out suspected foes

Daesh leaders used spies to root out suspected enemies in their ranks in the countdown to this month’s U.S.-led attack on their de facto capital Raqqa, the wives of three Tunisian fighters who fled the Syrian town said.

The future of the GCC 

The Gulf Cooperation Council is not the best-known economic block in the world and after the internal dispute with Qatar its relevance in the future is being put into question.

Time to axe the Despicable Me Minions?

In “Despicable Me 3,” reformed supervillain Gru adds to his burgeoning family and, it’s hoped, profits for the film’s producers. The franchise has already taken $2.7 billion at the box offices and spawned a sprawling merchandising industry.

Beirut through eyes of community veterans 

Tony Bou Safi begins his day at 4 a.m., selecting produce to stock his grocery, before driving back in Geitawi neighborhood to prepare for the morning hustle of locals purchasing their daily supplies of fruits and vegetables.

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