A few miles from the blinged-out shopping malls of Saudi Arabia’s capital, Souad al-Shamir lives in a concrete house in a trash-strewn alley, with no job, no money, five children younger than 14 and an unemployed husband who is laid up with chronic heart problems. “We are at the bottom,” she said,
Elaph sources in Syria have revealed that President Bashar al-Assad has been holding intensive meetings with the chiefs of internal security to take precautionary measures in preventing any protests , similar to those that are taking place in Egypt .
By Ghassan Karam
It has often been said that the clearest image of the values and mores of a country can best be seen in the way that it treats its poor.