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Weekend Reading: Yemen’s Moualleds, Lebanon’s Presidency, and Iraq’s Book Market

Christian politician and FPM founder Michel Aoun (L) talks during a news conference next to Lebanon's former prime minister Saad al-Hariri after he said he will back Aoun to become president in Beirut, Lebanon (Mohamed Azakir).

Reading selections for the weekend of October 28, 2016.

October 28, 2016

Christian politician and FPM founder Michel Aoun (L) talks during a news conference next to Lebanon's former prime minister Saad al-Hariri after he said he will back Aoun to become president in Beirut, Lebanon (Mohamed Azakir).
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Afrah Nasser reflects on the lives of Yemen’s moualleds—Yemenis who have a non-Yemeni parent—before and after the Saudi-led war.

Ali Hashem argues that former Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad al-Hariri’s decision to support the nomination of General Michel Aoun, a pro-Hezbollah politician, for the Lebanese presidency—which has been vacant for over two years—is advantageous for both Hariri and his Saudi allies.

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Ahmed Thamer Jihad finds that amid the poverty of the city of Nasiriyah in southern Iraq, a growing book market is quickly becoming a popular cultural center.

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