Society

Interview on Yazidis in Iraq

Yazidi community leader Harman Mirza Saeed Bek on the quest for Yazidi political representation in Iraq – and the fears unleashed by the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.

Interview on Yazidis in Iraq
Israeli Policies, Palestinians and Apartheid

Today, apartheid is not a hypothetical or future scenario. A 54-year-occupation is not temporary. The threshold has been crossed. Apartheid, and parallel persecution, is the reality for millions of Palestinians.

Israeli Policies, Palestinians and Apartheid
Isolation Facilities for Refugees on Samos
Isolation Facilities for Refugees on Samos

Inhumane conditions and inadequate handling of the pandemic are rampant in isolation facilities for refugees on the Greek island of Samos, as camp residents recount.

Economic Crisis and the Costs of Education in Lebanon
Economic Crisis and the Costs of Education in Lebanon

Lebanon’s traditionally high tuition fees force more and more students to drop out in times of economic crisis. A new initiative seeks to stem the tide and safeguard the country’s most valuable asset.

Healing after War and Conflict in Libya
Healing after War and Conflict in Libya

During the war, their cities of Misrata and Tawergha were on warring sides. Now, an initiative led by a group of women could become a model for all of Libya.

World Food Programme in Yemen
World Food Programme in Yemen
by Ali Salem

The theft of aid and the failure to deliver food to the most needy is not only due to the presence of armed groups, but is related to chronic imbalances that most UN agencies operating in Yemen have suffered since before the outbreak of the war.

Twitter, Facebook and censorship in Egypt
Conflict Resolution and Prevention

In the Middle East in particular, a hybrid order is taking shape. It is time for international diplomacy to implement new, more inclusive and holistic tools that address the conflicts of today and tomorrow, argues Spanish diplomat Ramon Blecua.