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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.

Culture: The eagerly awaited festival arrives again in London, promising a mine of treasures from across the Arab world and its diaspora.

08 July, 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.

15 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.

14 April, 2015

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

10 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.

08 April, 2015

Review: The Dream of Shahrazad and The Wanted 18 offer two wildly different but inspired insights into the region. Only one of them really succeds, however.

31 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.

16 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.

13 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.

11 March, 2015

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

08 March, 2015