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Charlie Hoyle is a Middle East-focused journalist specialising in Palestinian affairs. Follow him on Twitter: @CharlieCHoyle

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Airstrike civilian-fatalities doubled in 2017, driven by Iraq, Syria

09 January, 2018

The huge increase in airstrikes and civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria was driven by US-led military operations to defeat the Islamic State group.

Palestinian Christians decry Trump's Jerusalem decision

12 December, 2017

Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has left Palestinian Christians dismayed, with communities worried about their future in the city following the historic shift in US foreign policy.

What was the Balfour Declaration?

30 October, 2017

Explainer: One hundred years ago, on 2 November, 1917, then British Foreign Secretary James Balfour wrote a signed letter to Walter Rothschild, a committed British Zionist peer and aristocrat.

'Breaking Point': Unpaid salaries hinder Yemen's fight against cholera

06 October, 2017

Tens of thousands of health workers in Yemen have not received their salaries in over a year, overwhelming the health system and impeding the battle to contain the cholera epidemic.

Syria violence at most 'intense level' since East Aleppo

05 October, 2017

Multiple regions across Syria are experiencing the most intense fighting in the six-year war since the battle for East Aleppo in 2016, the ICRC said on Thursday.

Myanmar army 'massacres' Rohingya villagers as exodus continues

05 October, 2017

Myanmar's military summarily executed dozens of Rohingya villagers when state violence against the persecuted minority began in August, with the exodus of the Muslim minority ongoing amid prolonged army attacks.

Abu Ghraib civil lawsuit moves forward in US court

22 September, 2017

A civil lawsuit filed by three former Iraqi inmates who claim they were tortured by US military contractors at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison went before federal judge on Friday.

Satellite images reveal mass destruction of Rohingya villages

21 September, 2017

New satellite imagery from Myanmar shows the destruction of 214 Rohingya villages, providing compelling evidence of the military's campaign of ethnic cleansing against the country's Muslim minority, says HRW.

'No childhood anymore': Bombings and beheadings haunt Raqqa's children

28 August, 2017

A generation of children in Raqqa have been exposed to unimaginable horrors under Islamic State group rule, along with anti-IS bombing and shelling that have left deep psychological scars.

Military Order 101: Banning protests in Palestine

27 August, 2017

Military Order 101, passed by Israel on 27 August 1967, has banned Palestinians from peaceful political expression for the past five decades.

UK refuses visas for Arab artists at Edinburgh festival

19 August, 2017

A quarter of visas for Arab artists performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe were rejected, forcing the first ever showcase of contemporary Arab art to cancel or rework several productions.

Impunity in Egypt reflects dark legacy of Rabaa Massacre

14 August, 2017

The Rabaa Massacre of over 1,000 people in 2013 marked a dark defining point for human rights, with a subsequent vacuum in justice leading to unchecked state violence ever since.

Charlie Hoyle
Charlie Hoyle

Charlie Hoyle is a Middle East-focused journalist specialising in Palestinian affairs. Follow him on Twitter: @CharlieCHoyle

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