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Myth of the Sahara remains a lure for France today

Nouakchott, Mauritania | AFP |  The Sahara: boundless dunes shimmering in the relentless heat, nomadic tribes following paths as old and inscrutable as time itself, fierce-eyed warriors on camel-back, clad in indigo… These images of the great desert are familiar around the world, but in France they have a special allure. …

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Milking it: investors hope Qatar’s desert dairy will be cash cow

Doha, Qatar | AFP | The cows of Qatar’s Baladna farm, housed in climate-controlled farms in the desert, exemplify the lengths to which Qatar has gone to resist what it calls an economic “blockade” enforced by its Saudi-led neighbours. When the boycott began in June 2017, Qatar responded with sweeping measures, …

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From Biblical to revival: Jordan’s desert wine makers

Amman, Jordan | AFP | Two Jordanian families aim to put wine from their desert land on the world viti cultural map, reviving an age-old tradition that some suggest has Biblical heritage. Wine lovers like to say that the wine Jesus Christ served to his disciples at the Last Supper …

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