A project run by ExxonMobil to supply China and Japan with liquefied gas for the next 30 years is changing life in Papua New Guinea with wildly inequitable results for local people.
Le Monde Diplomatique
While examining medical tourism in India, Sonia Shah interviews doctors who question the priority given to foreign patients in a country where one half of the children remain unvaccinated.
The Lebanese authorities are planning to rebuild the Palestinian refugee camp Nahr al-Bared, which was pulverized last year by the Lebanese army. Is the rebuilding a covert attempt at gaining control over the semi-autonomous refugee camps in Lebanon
The three months of fighting at Nahr al-Bared last year brought a period of relative unity to Lebanon. In a country whose political process is founded on sectarianism, the army is one of the few state organs free of religious-based schism. The Nahr al-Bared conflict, which pitted the army against the shadowy, foreign, Fatah al-Islam group, led Lebanese citizens of every sect to rally together behind their army.
Lebanon proposes to rebuild the Palestinian city-camp Nahr al-Bared, which was previously pulverized in a long siege, to preserve the memories of the old, yet return the area to Lebanese control.