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Suicide Bombing in Hezbollah Area in ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Khaled Ayyad
21 Jan 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, four people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated himself in the Haret Hreik area, a Hezbollah stronghold, in the southern suburbs of Beirut. The Syrian opposition group, Jabhat al-Nusra, claimed responsibility for the attack. This was the second bombing in the area since the beginning of 2014.

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Suicide Bombing in Hezbollah Area in ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Khaled Ayyad
21 Jan 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, four people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated himself in the Haret Hreik area, a Hezbollah stronghold, in the southern suburbs of Beirut. The Syrian opposition group, Jabhat al-Nusra, claimed responsibility for the attack. This was the second bombing in the area since the beginning of 2014.

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Suicide Bombing in Hezbollah Area in ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Khaled Ayyad
21 Jan 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, four people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated himself in the Haret Hreik area, a Hezbollah stronghold, in the southern suburbs of Beirut. The Syrian opposition group, Jabhat al-Nusra, claimed responsibility for the attack. This was the second bombing in the area since the beginning of 2014.

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Suicide Bombing in Hezbollah Area in ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Khaled Ayyad
21 Jan 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, four people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated himself in the Haret Hreik area, a Hezbollah stronghold, in the southern suburbs of Beirut. The Syrian opposition group, Jabhat al-Nusra, claimed responsibility for the attack. This was the second bombing in the area since the beginning of 2014.

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Suicide Bombing in Hezbollah Area in ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Khaled Ayyad
21 Jan 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, four people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated himself in the Haret Hreik area, a Hezbollah stronghold, in the southern suburbs of Beirut. The Syrian opposition group, Jabhat al-Nusra, claimed responsibility for the attack. This was the second bombing in the area since the beginning of 2014.

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Suicide Bombing in Hezbollah Area in ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Khaled Ayyad
21 Jan 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, four people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated himself in the Haret Hreik area, a Hezbollah stronghold, in the southern suburbs of Beirut. The Syrian opposition group, Jabhat al-Nusra, claimed responsibility for the attack. This was the second bombing in the area since the beginning of 2014.

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Suicide Bombing in Hezbollah Area in ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Khaled Ayyad
21 Jan 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, four people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated himself in the Haret Hreik area, a Hezbollah stronghold, in the southern suburbs of Beirut. The Syrian opposition group, Jabhat al-Nusra, claimed responsibility for the attack. This was the second bombing in the area since the beginning of 2014.

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Suicide Bombing in Hezbollah Area in ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Khaled Ayyad
21 Jan 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, four people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated himself in the Haret Hreik area, a Hezbollah stronghold, in the southern suburbs of Beirut. The Syrian opposition group, Jabhat al-Nusra, claimed responsibility for the attack. This was the second bombing in the area since the beginning of 2014.

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Suicide Bombing in Hezbollah Area in ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Khaled Ayyad
21 Jan 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, four people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated himself in the Haret Hreik area, a Hezbollah stronghold, in the southern suburbs of Beirut. The Syrian opposition group, Jabhat al-Nusra, claimed responsibility for the attack. This was the second bombing in the area since the beginning of 2014.

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Suicide Bombing in Hezbollah Area in ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Khaled Ayyad
21 Jan 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, four people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated himself in the Haret Hreik area, a Hezbollah stronghold, in the southern suburbs of Beirut. The Syrian opposition group, Jabhat al-Nusra, claimed responsibility for the attack. This was the second bombing in the area since the beginning of 2014.

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Suicide Bombing in Hezbollah Area in ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Khaled Ayyad
21 Jan 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, four people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated himself in the Haret Hreik area, a Hezbollah stronghold, in the southern suburbs of Beirut. The Syrian opposition group, Jabhat al-Nusra, claimed responsibility for the attack. This was the second bombing in the area since the beginning of 2014.

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Clashes in South Sudan 16
Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

President Salva Kiir announced the recapture of Malakal at a press conference in Juba on Monday.

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Clashes in South Sudan 4
Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

Thousands of people have lost their lives since the fighting began.

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Clashes in South Sudan 10
Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

The recapture of Malakal - the last major town under rebel control - may break the deadlock in ceasefire talks, but rebels still control large areas of the countryside.

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Clashes in South Sudan 9
Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

SPLA soldier after recapturing the town of Malakal, from rebel groups led by former Vice-President Riek Machar.

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Clashes in South Sudan 8
Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

Much of the city center has been looted and burned down.

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Clashes in South Sudan 7
Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

Thousands of people have lost their lives since the fighting began.

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Clashes in South Sudan 15
Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

The UN has accused both sides of recruiting child soldiers, something the government strongly denies.

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Clashes in South Sudan 14
Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

Many people in South Sudan are still reluctant to return to their homes.

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Clashes in South Sudan 3
Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

Army spokesman Philip Aguer said on Monday that the rebels "were flushed out of the town" and Malakal was "finally in the hands" of South Sudanese troops again.

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Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

Some 200 civilians drowned in a Nile ferry accident while fleeing fighting in Malakal last Sunday.

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Clashes in South Sudan 12
Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

Salva Kiir's government has urged citiens to start returning home.

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Clashes in South Sudan 2
Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

SPLA convoy patrolling Malakal. Victories in Bor and Malakal has strenghtened the government's negotiating hand in the Addis Ababa ceasefire talks.

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Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

The SPLA claimed that on January 18, their forces recaptured Bor, South Sudan, from rebel groups. Three weeks of clashes have killed more than 1,000 people and have left more than 230,000 refugees scattered throughout the region.

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Clashes in South Sudan 5
Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

SPLA soldier after recapturing the town of Malakal, from rebel groups led by former Vice-President Riek Machar.

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Clashes in South Sudan 18
Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

SPLA soldiers patrolling Malakal. Victories in Bor and Malakal has strenghtened the government's negotiating hand in the Addis Ababa ceasefire talks.

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Clashes in South Sudan 17
Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

Many people in South Sudan are still reluctant to return to their homes.

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Clashes in South Sudan 11
Malakal, South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
21 Jan 2014

Rebel forces staged an attack last week to seize Malakal, which is the gateway to the oilfields of the Upper Nile region. Three weeks of clashes have killed more than 1,000 people and have left more than 230,000 refugees scattered throughout the region.

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Destruction of Homs 09
Homs
By yazan1985
18 Jan 2014

File photo shows destructions in the Syrian city of Homs, in March 2014.

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Female Migrant Workers Overcome Chall...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Transterra Editor
07 Jan 2014

Migrant workers in Lebanon have little protection under current labor laws, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation. Many of Lebanon’s estimated 200,000 domestic workers who come to the country for work often face extremely challenging living and working conditions. The Human Rights Watch estimated that in 2008, an average of one domestic worker died in Lebanon per week. Most of these deaths are a result of suicides or attempts to escape their employers. Even when they manage to escape, once their contract is broken, they no longer have identification documents and can end up in an even more deplorable situation.

But despite the challenges and dire situations for a majority of migrant domestic workers, some of them done incredible things in Lebanon with their personal strength and the support of their network in the country. Women like Rahel Zegeye, who is a domestic worker by day and a filmmaker/artist by night, or Rahel Abebe, who started a catering service for Ethiopian food in Lebanon’s capital of Beirut, and was Lebanon's first migrant worker to have a lawsuit filed on her behalf against discrimination, are some of the women who have come the Middle East as migrant workers and thrived.

Photos by Omar Alkalouti
Text by Melissa Tabeek

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Destruction of Homs 07
Homs
By yazan1985
07 Jan 2014

File photo shows destructions in the Syrian city of Homs, in March 2014.

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Destruction of Homs 06
Homs
By yazan1985
07 Jan 2014

File photo shows destructions in the Syrian city of Homs, in March 2014.

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Destruction of Homs 08
Homs
By yazan1985
07 Jan 2014

File photo shows destructions in the Syrian city of Homs, in March 2014.

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Destruction of Homs 03
Homs
By yazan1985
04 Jan 2014

File photo shows destructions in the Syrian city of Homs, in March 2014.

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Destruction of Homs 05
Homs
By yazan1985
01 Jan 2014

File photo shows destructions in the Syrian city of Homs, in March 2014.

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Migrant Workers of Lebanon 7
Beirut, Lebanon
By Osie Greenway
31 Dec 2013

Masaret sits in her room, which is decorated with mementos from home. Though some days she gets very sad about the difficulties for migrant workers in Lebanon, she is grateful to have the opportunity to provide for her family at home, while living with an old couple that she has grown to care about deeply.

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Migrant Workers of Lebanon 5
Beirut, Lebanon
By Osie Greenway
31 Dec 2013

Uniforms for domestic workers can be found everywhere throughout Beirut, from formal shops like this one to stalls on the street. There are nearly 200,000 migrant workers in Lebanon.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By Osie Greenway
31 Dec 2013

Masaret, 28, sits in the room provided for her by the old couple she works with. Though she desperately misses her family, she has grown to love the couple she has lived with for more than seven years, and is grateful to have the opportunity to put her late sister's two children through school, and be able provide them housing and clothes. She sends nearly all of her money home to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, every month.

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Migrant Workers of Lebanon 9
Beirut, Lebanon
By Osie Greenway
31 Dec 2013

Rahel Zegeye, 34, is an Ethiopian domestic worker from Faransy by day, and a documentary filmmaker and artist by night. Her first feature film, "Beirut," focused on the plight of domestic workers in Lebanon and took her two years to film in the country. She has recently received funding for a second film, which will also focus on domestic workers. Rahel has been in Lebanon for 13 years, and in that time has become a local leader in the fight for migrant workers' rights.

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Migrant Workers of Lebanon 11
Beirut, Lebanon
By Osie Greenway
31 Dec 2013

Mimi Hussein was once a student at the Migrant Task Force's weekly English classes. Mimi now returns every Sunday as a teacher for other migrants to teach English and help them study before their tests.