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In Patras, young Afghan migrants strive to reach western Europe. For those willing to endure an often brutal journey, the dream of building a new life awaits.

Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

The Iraq Report: Beirut blast sends political shockwaves

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Beirut blast sends political shockwaves

The tragedy in Beirut has reignited calls by Iraqis for militant factions and groups linked to the government to remove their weapons stockpiles from residential areas.

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

Ylenia Gostoli

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic workers for wealthy Gulf families ...

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

Yousra Samir Imran

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

The brutal murder of a Jordanian woman by her father has put domestic violence under the spotlight.

Florence Dixon

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

A crackdown on Egypt's 'TikTok girls' highlights who really matters in the eyes of the law. But it also shows their power, or at least, their potential.

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

A new wave of emigration looms over Lebanon

Alessandra Bajec

A new wave of emigration looms over Lebanon

Betrayed by the ruling elite and disillusioned, many Lebanese are looking for a way out.

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

Sabena Siddiqui

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

Analysis: Iran has edged closer to China and Russia as the US exerts a strategy of maximum pressure.

Hanan Zaffar

The violent toll of Hindu nationalism on India’s Christians

The rise of Hindu nationalism has fuelled unprecedented vigilante violence against India's Christians.

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Lebanon's lost generation grapples with a bleak future

Many young Lebanese feel trapped in a disintegrating country where hope is in short supply.

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Ports in the Horn of Africa risk becoming new flashpoints in Middle ...

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the state of the economy.

Narjas Zatat

Cyber conflict: Iran and Israel’s new frontier of war

There has been no confirmation that explosions in Iranian facilities are the result of cyber-attacks, but it has got experts talking.

Narjas Zatat

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

With sexual assault cases increasing, and a growing body of voices online refusing to back down, some critics argue there could be a reckoning in Egypt.

'We must not forget': Remembering the Srebrenica genocide

Jan-Peter Westad

'We must not forget': Remembering the Srebrenica genocide

Twenty-five years on, survivors of the Srebrenica massacre are fighting to ensure that the genocide is not forgotten.

The Palestinian family fighting Israeli eviction in Jerusalem

Ibrahim Husseini

The Palestinian family fighting Israeli eviction in Jerusalem

Silwan has become a battleground for settler groups, who are using Israel's legal system to take over Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.

Gaia Caramazza

Deadly silence: The fight against FGM in Arab states

In-depth: More than 4.1 million girls and women are at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation in 2020.

Iraqi Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

Analysis: Iraqi Kurdistan hopes to avoid becoming entangled in a regional cold war.

Jo Schietti

Egypt's medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

Egypt is arresting healthcare workers who criticise the government's mishandling of the public health crisis.

A Yemeni journalist

How Saudi Arabia seeks to keep Yemen divided

In-depth: The separatist takeover of Socotra island is indicative of Saudi Arabia's approval for efforts which undermine Yemen's unity.