New Internationalist

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Why are we so afraid of chemical weapons?

War is destruction. So why, asks MG Zimeta, does the ‘existential threat’ of an airborne toxic event in Syria and beyond, instil such horror.

Filed in: Arms Human Rights Iraq Military Nuclear Weapons Politics Syria United States War and Peace

PHOTO STORY: Turkey has lost its fear

What started as an occupation in a park has provoked mass anti-government protest. Oren Ziv has captured striking images of the movement.

Filed in: Activism Democracy Politics Turkey

The compassionate case against foreign intervention

‘We are not the good guys’ – Kerry-anne Mendoza argues that the US and Britain should avoid military action in war ravaged countries like Syria.

Filed in: Conflict Iraq Military Politics Syria United Kingdom United States War and Peace

Syrian war spills into Lebanon

Stefan Simanowitz reports from Baalbek and Tripoli on fears that life for locals and refugees will become less secure.

Filed in: Lebanon Migration Syria Violence War and Peace

The Palestinian boy who remains 10 years old

Noreen Sadik tells the story of Handala, a young refugee created by cartoonist Naji al-Ali. A child that won’t age until he can return home.

Filed in: Activism Art Israel Palestine Politics

Bordering on the criminal: how Israel treats unwelcome visitors

Palestinian solidarity activist Frank Barat is deported from Tel Aviv.

Filed in: Human Rights Israel Palestine

Palestinian citizens and the March of Return

Noreen Sadik reports from the former village of Khubbayza where she finds hope for the future in the echoes of the past.

Filed in: Israel Palestine Politics Refugees

A poem to remember a crime against a child

A New Internationalist article about the death of ‘the little poet’ in Iraq has haunted Judith Morrison for 15 years.

Filed in: Iraq Poetry

Hassan Blassim: leave Iraq to its freedom

Amy Hall speaks to the author about writing, the war and his upcoming appearance at the Reel Iraq festival in Britain.

Filed in: Conflict Culture Iraq War and Peace

Festival showcases Reel Iraq

A decade on from the invasion of Iraq, a four-day celebration of the country’s culture takes place in the UK.

Filed in: Art Culture Film Iraq Music Poetry United Kingdom

New Internationalist cartoonist detained

Palestinian Mohammad Saba’aneh is being held without charge by the Israel Defense Forces.

Filed in: Art Human Rights Israel Palestine Prisons

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