Press Review, 19 February 2018

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‘An Endless War’: Why 4 U.S. Soldiers Died in a Remote African Desert. More than 16 years after 9/11 spurred a broad fight against terrorism, some Americans say it’s time to look at how the country is deploying its forces (the New York Times - Paywall).


Drones in the Sahara. A Massive U.S. Drone Base Could Destabilize Niger — and May Even Be Illegal Under Its Constitution (the Intercept).


Saudi reform continues as women given freedom to open businesses. Women in Saudi Arabia have been given the go-ahead to start businesses without the permission of a male guardian, the Saudi government announced on Sunday (the Daily Telegraph).


Starved and abandoned, a suburb of the Syrian capital braces for new attacks.In Eastern Ghouta, an opposition-controlled suburb of the Syrian capital that for years has been besieged by the government, residents find it hard to describe the dread triggered by the sound of warplanes in the morning (the Washington Post -Paywall).