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Digging in: Lebanese MPs hold sit in at Parliament until new leader chosen.#MFAUpClose
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/01/26/lebanon-parliament-president-sit-in/

Saudi seizure of Captagon pills worth $30 million.#MFAUpClose
https://english.alarabiya.net/News/saudi-arabia/2023/01/27/Saudi-Arabia-foils-attempt-to-smuggle-almost-3mln-Captagon-pills-arrests-two

Chemical weapons watchdog blames Assad regime Air Force for 2018 chemical attack.#MFAUpClose
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/watchdog-blames-syrias-air-force-deadly-chlorine-attack-96712175

Lebanese blast victim families disgusted with in fighting.#MFAUpClose
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/1/26/families-of-beirut-port-blast-outraged-by-infighting-over-probe

Timeline of the Lebanon mess.#MFAUpClose
https://www.barrons.com/news/timeline-lebanon-in-dire-straits-since-2019-01674756308

More on private resettlement.#MFAUpClose
https://reason.com/2023/01/19/americas-refugee-resettlement-process-is-broken-now-private-citizens-can-help-fix-it/

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2021 Purpose Prize Winners - Georgette Bennett

“The impact of this work has been profound and life-transforming. I’ve seen Syrians and Israelis rise above politics, suspicion, and hatred to work together, laugh together, and encounter each other as human beings rather than stereotypes.”
Read More (Source: AARP)

Women's health in Syria: An American imperative

Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, hospitals and health-care workers have been actively targeted as a means of breaking the will of the opposition. The perpetration of crimes of war on innocent civilians in Syria is anything but news.
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Israeli Aid Gives an Unexpected ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Syrians

According to the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, a New York-based network of organizations involved in the aid effort, Israel has also become an efficient, if unlikely, staging area for Syrian aid groups operating abroad that, facilitated by the Israeli military, are now shipping goods into Syria through Israeli ports.
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