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A powerful photo essay by Saiful Huq Omi documents an overwhelming mental health crisis among the displaced population of Rohingya refugees in southeastern Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar.

A decade-long conflict has adversely impacted on an already under-resourced education system under strain, and stolen the lives of a whole generation of children.

Remembering Palestinian poet and author, Mourid Barghouti

Yousra Samir Imran

Remembering Palestinian poet and author, Mourid Barghouti

The world bid farewell to the celebrated poet Mourid Barghouti in February. A champion of the Palestinian cause, Palestinian authors share their memories of the great writer.

Hoda Barakat's Voices of The Lost

Tahmina Begum

Hoda Barakat's Voices of The Lost

Book Club: Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019, Voices of the Lost, is celebrated Lebanese writer Hoda Barakat's latest ...

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Horriya Marzouk

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Earlier this year, Egypt approved amendments to the 2016 law against FGM, ...

This community platform is diving deep into Arabic culture

Nazli Tarzi

This community platform is diving deep into Arabic culture

Engineering a space to deep dive into Arabic history, Afikra is a movement of curious people keen to host lectures, debates, interviews and more recently, Covid-19 friendly digital gatherings.

Anu Shukla

New Rohingya refugee island is not what it seems

Bhasan Char may be more 'comfortable' than the mainland, but for some it is nothing more than a deceptive facade making survival a life or death situation, writes Anu Shukla.

Charlie Faulkner

Afghanistan's female entrepreneurs face battle to survive Covid-19 pandemic

Following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, women in Afghanistan, who already had a tough time getting their businesses off the ground, are now finding recovery even harder.

The podcast colouring ancient Mesopotamian
history

Nazli Tarzi

The podcast colouring ancient Mesopotamian history

As Britain sank into lockdown in 2020, the Thin Edge of the Wedge podcast was born, covering a wide gamut of global subjects and fascinating ...

Film review: Agate Mousse

Davide Abbatescianni

Film review: Agate Mousse

Film review: Selim Mourad’s Agate Mousse is an engrossing essay film on transience and death, boasting an elegant direction and rich in ...

Nadia Khan

The female whirling dervishes reclaiming Afghanistan’s Sufi heritage

Fahima Mirzaie is hoping to reclaim Afghanistan’s deep-rooted Sufi heritage with her strong female lead Kabul-based Sufi dance and performing arts group, Shohod Arefan.

Palestinian exile and resistance: There Where You Are Not

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian exile and resistance: There Where You Are Not

Book Club: There Where You Are Not offers an incredible glimpse into the experience of history as a Palestinian, and as the "other".

Zainab Mehdi

Grenfell: A united community through the love of food

After the Grenfell fire tragedy, the local community came together in many different ways including through the love of food, where witnesses and survivors could provide support to one another.

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics

Book Club: Except for Palestine unpacks the exceptional nature of policies toward Palestine in the US.

Is 'European Islam' the future of Western Muslim identity?

Sadek Hamid

Is 'European Islam' the future of Western Muslim identity?

Book Club: In his new study, Hashas makes a major contribution to the debate ...

Togo Mizrahi: The stateless pioneer of Egyptian cinema

Giovanni Vimercati

Togo Mizrahi: The stateless pioneer of Egyptian cinema

Book Club: Togo Mizrahi's extraordinary life story and films are unearthed in a new book by Deborah Starr.

Sahar Esfandiari

Amplifying Black and Afro-Iranian voices with the Collective

Frustrated by the absence of Black voices in the Iranian community and the media, a group came together to form a collective to amplify their voices and experiences.

Aisha al-Jaedy

Negotiating Yemeni identity as a Muwalladin of Hadramawt

Aisha al-Jaedy explores the social complexities and challenges of growing up as a Muwalladin - Yemenis who are born to foreign parents.

Life as a Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi

Fatima Kried

Life as a Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi

Book Club: Amrou Al-Kadhi's award-winning memoir is a poignant and moving story about the author's fight to be true to themselves.