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Weekend Reading: Egyptian Beer, Turkey's Kurdish Question, and Saudi Arabia's Yemeni Mercenaries

Reading selections for the weekend of August 4, 2017.

August 04, 2017

Soldiers and members of the Popular Resistance militiamen backing Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi walk as they head to the frontline of fighting against forces of Houthi rebels in Makhdara area of Marib province, Yemen (Ali Owidha/Reuters).
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Norbert Schiller and Omar Foda discuss the history of Stella beer in modern Egypt through text and photography.

Djene Bajalan and Michael Brooks explore how the Turkish ruling party and the opposition have often leveraged or dismissed the conflict with Turkish Kurds to consolidate power.

Middle East Eye reports on the Yemeni mercenaries hired by Saudi Arabia to fight Houthis and patrol the Saudi-Yemeni border.

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