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Maybe You Thought A Camel Couldn't Break Your Heart

Seven months after he was sold to a new owner, a camel in Saudi Arabia recognized his previous owner, Mohammed bin Shouishan al-Sabaii, at a parade. The camel came up to al-Sabaii in the crowd of onlookers and wrapped his neck around him in an embrace.

The touching image has begun circulating on Arabic social media, with many noting that the camel's reaction shows that al-Sabaii must have been a very kind owner.

Al-Sabaii told Al-Arabiya about the encounter in an interview and insisted that camels are incredibly loyal animals who never, ever forget.

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When Migrants Vanish: Families Quietly Endure Uncertainty

Zimbabweans cling to hope even after years of silence from loved ones who have disappeared across borders.

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Illustration by Matt Haney, GPJ

HARARE, ZIMBABWE — Blessing Tichagwa can barely remember her mother. Like hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans, Noma Muyambo emigrated to South Africa in search of work, leaving baby Blessing, now 15, behind with her grandmother.

The last time they saw her was nine years ago, when Blessing was 6. Muyambo returned for one week, then left again — and has not sent any messages or money since.

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