[Edited and published on Al Araby Al Jadeed] The Syrian Civil War, raging for over four year, has seen increasing gains from rebel forces in the last month. This curbs any disillusionment that Assad was perhaps winning; but the opposition is not winning either. The International Crisis Group (ICG) argue, as it stands, there is […]


Recently, on 27 April 2015, a letter to the United Nations (UN) Security Council delivered the public summary of a report of the Board of Inquiry regarding incidents in Gaza during the recent conflict. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon expressed his “profound and continuing concern” for civilian populations of the Gaza Strip and Israel. The report investigated […]


Runners in Palestine exercise their right to movement as marathon season gets underway. On April 26, over 30,000 runners will participate in the annual London Marathon. On the same day, the Madrid, Hamburg and Siracusa marathons will also take place. Popular long distance races occur all year long throughout the world, and they provide countrymen […]


Government bodies have been reporting the over-representation of Muslims in the prison system for years. According to a report produced by Parliament, while Muslims in Britain represented only 4% of the population in 2012, they formed 13% of all prisoners and this statistic is rising year on year. Speculation around the causes for this has […]

Source: Open Democracy

Over the tail end of 2013, the UK received a series of the much awaited ‘Dirty Wars’, which cited some of the shocking revelations exposed by investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill and director Richard Rowley in their feature length documentary, ‘Dirty Wars’, as it screened at cinemas nationwide. Joined by a panel of experts in the […]

Source: Fair Observer

                      In Malaysia, victims of trafficking are often treated like criminals. Analysts claim human trafficking is rife on every continent on the globe; present in almost every country and, according to the recent annual report of the US State Department onTrafficking in Persons (TIP), the situation […]

Source: Fair Observer

Ethnic tensions and xenophobia follow Burmese refugees across borders. Despite independence in 1948, Burma has been plagued by problems since the military junta took state control in 1962. Power struggles, conflict, occupation, resource extraction and ethnic tensions have all incited Burma’s displacement issue. While exact numbers are unknown, estimates are in the region of 1 […]

Source: Inside Croydon

A community pulling together and standing up against a growing ill and stamping their feet to say ‘no, not in my neighbourhood’; marching to make the rest of Croydon aware of just what has been creeping up around them. That’s what CCAT did on Saturday 28th September 2013 and just to make sure they didn’t […]


An article in the Economist last month saw a debate emerge which is by no means new amongst anti-trafficking activists, despite the title ‘Old Profession, New Debate’. It brings you the campaign of Ye Haitan, looking to legalise prostitution in China and who has even volunteered as a prostitute for two days as a campaign […]


Lahore, Pakistan Urban households start early to prepare the evening meal  


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