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Sheeffah Shiraz


Sheeffah is The New Arab’s features editor. She is a London-based journalist who studied Journalism and Economics at City University, London. She started her journalism career in print working as a features writer for a women’s lifestyle magazine for over four years. She later moved into news journalism online, and was a news editor at TNA before taking over the features desk in 2015.


Areas of focus: News, politics, analysis, human rights, women's rights, culture and lifestyle


Follow her on Twitter: @SheeWrites

Sheeffah Shiraz, Features Editor, reminds us that behind the headlines there are real human stories and a region brimming with passion and creativity.

01 June, 2021

Feature: Mosul’s children continue to suffer from the trauma and pain they faced during the Islamic State group's brutal rule.

09 July, 2018

The New Arab Meets: Magid Magid, whose election as Sheffield's new Lord Mayor marks many firsts for the 28-year-old black, Muslim and former refugee.

19 May, 2018

Report: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists in the Middle East and North Africa are defying state-sponsored repression and social stigma by sharing stories to help others.

16 April, 2018

Yalla, let's eat! Continuing our review series of Middle Eastern restaurants, we make our way to Tabun Kitchen in London's Soho where traditional Jerusalem street food finds a contemporary twist.

02 May, 2017

Interview: From working with The White Helmets to the creation of Planet Syria, The Syria Campaign continues to accelerate progress towards a peaceful and democratic future for Syria.

14 March, 2016

Feature: As the most common cancer in women in Saudi Arabia, many are determined to launch a mainstream conversation about breast cancer to help raise awareness.

15 December, 2015

Feature: Israeli attempts to prevent Palestinian 'Murabitat' women from entering al-Aqsa Mosque only succeeds in galvanising them into further acts of resistance and defiance.

06 September, 2015

Analysis: Yemen is struggling with the highest ever recorded number of people living in hunger, with nearly 13 million facing difficulties in finding enough to eat.

28 July, 2015

Analysis: Scores of journalists have been killed in the Middle East and North Africa region so far this year, as brutal conflicts and political turmoil continue to rage.

24 July, 2015