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12 Steps to Middle East Peace

By Malina Saval

We can bring peace to the Middle East... with the 12 Steps. Seriously. MORE  

Saudi Drug Testing Program Deemed a Failure

By Paul Gaita

The failure of the Kingdom's drug testing policy underscores the country's growing and often ignored substance abuse problem. MORE  

Afghan Opium Production Up for Third Year Running

By Victoria Kim

Poppy cultivation is set to hit a "record high," says the UN, amid fears of "the world's first true narco-state." MORE  

One Million Dead From Afghan Heroin

By McCarton Ackerman

The staggering rise of opium production in Afghanistan has massive global repercussions. MORE  

Egypt's Booze Ban Threatens Tourism

By Ben Feuerherd

An alcohol ban under the new conservative government sparks economic concerns. MORE  

Lebanon Bomb Blasts Restaurant for Serving Alcohol

By McCarton Ackerman

Five are injured in the latest attack by anti-alcohol Islamic militants in the Middle East. MORE  

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