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Leila Khaled

Marta Vidal speaks with the Palestinian militant about the role of violence in the struggle for a better...

A Palestinian boy confronts an Israeli officer during a 2022 protest against Israeli settlements near the West Bank town of Qalqilya. Credit: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Andrew Feinstein argues that the strategy that helped end South Africa’s apartheid must also be mobilized...

 Itamar Ben-Gvir

Spouting hate is a lark when you're in power  – just ask Israel's National Security Minister.

Ibtisaam Babikr profiles the wealthy Gulf state determined to rehabilitate its image.

: A woman crosses the Qalandiya check point, the biggest in the occupied West Bank, in 2014. ROGER GARFIELD/ALAMY

Zoe Holman looks at how the so-called ‘peace process’ has allowed Israel to deepen its colonial project and...

Image shows a person holding a key in front of the Palestinian flag. Credit: Montecruz Foto/Flickr

Toufic Haddad argues that the West’s blinkered support for Israel can only escalate disaster.

Yemeni girls study in a school destroyed by the war in Taiz City, Yemen. Credit: Shutterstock/Akramalrasny

Historic peace talks are a glimmer of hope in the world’s worst humanitarian conflict. But the exclusion of Yemeni women’s...

People pass by damaged cars and buildings at the central market in Khartoum North.   Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters. 27 April, 2023

Can Sudan’s pro-democracy camp still play a role in forging a democratic future for the military-controlled nation? ...

The tagline of Iran’s recent prowomen’s movement is translated from a Kurdish slogan which neatly captures the ideology of the Kurdish feminist revolution. Here a mural displays the Kurdish original. HERZI PINKI/CREATIVE COMMONS

Rahila Gupta examines the precursor to Iran’s ‘first feminist revolution in the world’: a Kurdish feminist...

Mohamad Hafez

The Syrian-American architect and artist about the power of nostalgia and his lifelong homesickness for Syria.

Gisella Ligios

Gisella Ligios reports from Rojava on the threat of food and water insecurity, and its impact on farming...

Naftali Bennett sits on a chair with his hands on his lap. He is looking to his left. There is a small table to his left wth a small Israeli flag on it. There are UN climate change logos on the wall behind him.

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The recently-departed Israeli PM was not so skilled in maneuvers as his supporters had hoped.

Unstoppable: Celebrating Pride in central Istanbul on 30 June 2019, despite the ban on the event. MURAD SEZER/REUTERS/ALAMY

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Branded as terrorists by President Erdoğan’s hardline regime, LGBTQI+ people in Turkey are finding ways to express...

A woman in protective clothing kneels down and searches for explosive ordnance

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In Iraq a growing number of women are now doing the dangerous work of removing landmines – previously a male preserve....

Muhanned Qafesha

Human rights activist Muhanned Qafesha talks about the life-and-death battle to defend Palestine from illegal demolitions and...

Girls sit at desks in a school classroom

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For so long subject to ‘the tyranny of strangers’, Zoe Holman explores the ongoing appetite for change in...


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