Ghaith Abdul-Ahad of The Guardian newspaper profiles three characters — a businessman, a smuggler and an army defector — thrown together by Syria's war. The three men are frustrated, but committed, to Syria's civil war.
The brief abduction of Libya's prime minister suggests that in the new Middle East, any sort of "authority" is up for grabs. So argues Iraqi journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, a correspondent for The Guardian.
US drone strikes in Yemen over the past few years have proven to be a bonus for al Qaeda, says Guardian reporter Ghaith Abdul-Ahad. He says since his last visit two years ago al Qaeda fighters have established a firmer foothold.
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