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Suez canal expansion: a boost for Egypt's economy?

This week, Egypt gets ready to inaugurate a new lane on the Suez canal. Built ahead of schedule, it carries a 7 billion euro price tag but should boost traffic by almost two-fold.


Also, Israel get's to grips with its own water worries. From desalination to simple irrigation techniques, its solutions to tackle water shortages are being exported around the world.
Finally, we take you to Lebanon's oldest festival, Baalbeck, which draws artists and crowds to the Unesco heritage site in the Bekka Valley.

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