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Ancient mummies rot as Yemen war vexes even the dead

Famine and disease haunt the living, but not even the dead are spared the calamities of Yemen's two-year-old civil war. Ancient mummies are withering away in a major museum for lack of electricity and preservative chemicals from abroad -…

Bike-sharing launched in congested Beirut

BEIRUT: Lebanon launched a bike-sharing programme in its capital, Beirut, on Sunday, hoping to cut down on its notorious traffic and pollution. The scheme aims to eventually allow users to rent and return bicycles at 25 automated…