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2010-04-02 07:35:00

Experts said at a water conference on Thursday that the desert is making a comeback in the Middle East, with fertile lands turning into barren wastes that could further destabilize the area, according to a recent AFP report. "Desertification spreads like cancer, it can't be noticed immediately," said Wadid Erian, a soil expert with the Arab League, at a conference on Thursday in the Egyptian coastal town of Alexandria. Erian said that the effects could be seen in Syria, where drought...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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