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Lana Asfour is a senior journalist at al-Araby al-Jadeed English. She has written for the BBC, New Statesman, the Times, Observer, NYRB, Granta, OpenDemocracy, Al Jazeera English, the Daily Star Beirut, the London Magazine and Glamour, among others.

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Hundreds feared drowned as 'smuggling season' begins

15 April, 2015

Survivors report 400 died after boat capsized on Sunday in the Mediterranean - one of the worst single tolls on record - while NGOs criticise EU patrol mission.

Home demolitions in Israel: a new policy?

14 April, 2015

For the first time in years, Israel has demolished a house within Israel's 1948 borders, sparking concern that a new policy is being pursued.

Keeping power in check: this week in human rights

10 April, 2015

Blog: A weekly digest of the main human rights issues across the Arab world: week 4-10 April, 2015.

Saleh-Houthi forces take Yemeni provincial capital despite airstrikes

09 April, 2015

Fighting continues as Houthi rebels press further into Aden and spread east, but two weeks of Saudi-led air raids have allowed isolated counter-attacks.

Blair "a mistake" as Middle East Peace Envoy

16 March, 2015

Some of the world's most senior diplomats have given scathing assessments of Blair's achievements, as it is reported he is to "step back" from his role as Middle East Envoy.

Syria's war criminals will be punished, rights chief promises

13 March, 2015

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says that those who have committed war crimes in Syria will be brought to justice - sooner or later.

Syrian regime 'deliberately' killed hundreds of medical staff

11 March, 2015

Syrian government forces are responsible for killing nearly 600 doctors and medical workers during the four-year war, Physicians for Human Rights said on Wednesday, calling the attacks a crime against humanity.

Reporting the under-reported

07 March, 2015

International Women's Day: Carol Mansour's documentaries bring to light the worlds of ordinary people with sympathy and understanding.

'Unprecedented' humanitarian challenges facing Middle East

04 March, 2015

The UN Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator tells a conference in Amman that more people have been displaced by conflict than at any time since 1945 and warns of the huge challenges facing the region.

SOAS becomes first UK university to boycott Israel

28 February, 2015

London's School of Oriental and African Studies votes to boycott Israel in a referendum that included students and staff.

Use of barrel bombs by Syrian regime 'increasing'

24 February, 2015

Human Rights Watch says that Syrian regime has carried out hundreds of new indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barrel bombs.

Profile: Abdallah Abu Rahma, Palestinian activist

23 February, 2015

Abu Rahma's sentencing by an Israeli military court was relatively light, but the fundamental issue of injustice and questionable legality remains.

Lana Asfour
Lana Asfour

Lana Asfour is a senior journalist at al-Araby al-Jadeed English. She has written for the BBC, New Statesman, the Times, Observer, NYRB, Granta, OpenDemocracy, Al Jazeera English, the Daily Star Beirut, the London Magazine and Glamour, among others.

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