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Gasia Ohanes is a multimedia journalist based in Beirut

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Syrians 'must exchange $100 to local currency' upon return

10 July, 2020

'Like a visa to your own country': Syrians say the forced transaction through regime channels will cost nationals returning over $50 upon entry.

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

03 July, 2020

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but analysts say that route is a mirage

The future of international aid in sanctions-hit Syria

30 June, 2020

As global donors hold a virtual meeting to pledge funds for Syria's humanitarian crisis, aid workers warn operating in the war-torn country is becoming increasingly challenging.

Family of slain Saudi activist slam NEOM 'compensation plan'

23 June, 2020

Saudi Arabia has been accused of offering NEOM compensation money 'under threats' to members of the Huwaiti tribe who were evicted to make way for the Crown Prince's investment project.

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

17 June, 2020

As opposition parties call for early elections, Erdogan's critics say he is using Hagia Sophia to divert attention from economic turmoil threatening to further undercut his popularity.

Detained Kuwaiti transgender woman released after social media backlash

09 June, 2020

Maha Al-Mutairi, who was detained was released Monday night, according to her legal representative.

Iran's Guardian Council passes child protection bill

08 June, 2020

The vague 'child protection bill' was stagnant for years before it was passed by Iran's top body on Sunday.

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

20 May, 2020

A riot that broke out inside a Lebanese waste management firm is the latest manifestation of an isolated migrant community's years-long struggle under the Kafala system.

Jordanian teenage girl stabbed in suspected 'honour' killing

10 May, 2020

The Jordanian teen is the latest victim of femicide in the conservative Middle Eastern kingdom, after being stabbed over a Facebook account.

Lebanon-born Palestinian refugee barred from Beirut-bound Covid-19 evacuation flight

05 May, 2020

Lebanon said it will not allow Lebanese-born expatriated Palestinian refugees on coronavirus evacuation flights, leaving them stranded abroad indefinitely.

String of deaths in Aden spark Yemen coronavirus fears

28 April, 2020

Yemen's health ministry has been accused of 'covering up' coronavirus cases after a number of Aden hospitals recorded 'mysterious' sudden deaths.

Lebanese, refugees prepare Ramadan meals for cash

28 April, 2020

An NGO in Lebanon is using its Ramadan meal donation campaign to provide livelihoods to vulnerable Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian youth.

Gasia Ohanes
Gasia Ohanes

Gasia Ohanes is a multimedia journalist based in Beirut

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