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Discreet allure: Lindsay Lohan boosts ‘trend-setting’ London Modest Fashion Week [The New Arab]

Report on London Modest Fashion Week. First published in The New Arab on 19 February 2018: Roumana Bint-Abubaker is CEO and founder of Haute-Elan. Adijumaand HIJUP recently acquired a majority stake in the company, a modest fashion e-commerce site and organiser of LMFW. “What is exciting”, she said, “is the diversity of segments. We have […]

1000 Days And Counting [The Iranian]

Report on Narges Mohammadi and political prisoners of conscience in Iran opposing the death penalty. First published in The Iranian on 8 February 2018: Monday 29 January marked the 1000th day Iranian lawyer Narges Mohammadi spent in detention in Iran. A prominent human rights defender, Mohammadi was sentenced twice for her human rights activities and is […]

Will Europe Save The Iranian Nuclear Accord? [The Iranian]

Round up of International Crisis Group report on the outlook of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. First published in The Iranian on 23 January 2018: Two years since the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), there is broad consensus that it is a success. Iran is compliant and the signatories should hold […]

Grenfell Tower: Tragedy grips victims six months on [Al Jazeera]

Report on recovery efforts six month after the Grenfell Tower fire. First published in Al Jazeera Online: At Notting Hill Methodist Church, six months after a deadly fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in West London, a young woman addresses the floor. “I lived on the 23rd floor of Grenfell Tower for 23 years,” the […]

More Than Two Years On, Refugees Are Stuck In A Lawless Hell In Greece [The Iranian]

In-depth report on the asylum process and lawlessness toward refugees in Greece. First published in The Iranian: Refugees in Greece have been waiting months for their asylum applications to be processed. Current flows into the Greek islands are from origin countries that are both high recognition like Syria and low recognition like Pakistan and Afghanistan. […]

Residents step up the fight to save their homes from a merger that should worry us all

In-depth report on action against Notting Hill Housing and Genesis merger, which are prompting fears of further social cleansing in the city. First published in The Canary on 15 September 2017: Protesters gathered outside the London offices of Notting Hill Housing (NHH) on 13 September. One of the organisers of the demonstration and NHH resident, […]

New immigration rules snuck through that will affect couples and families

A report on new Home Office guidance issued around the policy on spousal visas. It supposedly makes the ‘minimum income rules’ and financial requirement easier to meet. The Home Office made the changes because a Supreme Court said the rules were unnecessarily harsh on children and compelled the Home Office to adjust them. The response […]