UWE welcomes the first Gaza student winner of the Conflict Zone Bursary

20-year old Ahmed Baraka from the war-torn Gaza Strip in Palestine has arrived in Bristol this week to begin his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at UWE. He is the first student from Gaza to be awarded the University of the West... Read more

A Preventable Massacre

ON the night of Sept. 16, 1982, the Israeli military allowed a right-wing Lebanese militia to enter two Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut. In the ensuing three-day rampage, the militia, linked to the Maronite Christian Phalange Party, raped... Read more

Sotheby’s brings 40 artefacts to Qatar amid demand growth for art from the region

Islamic masterworks go on show in Doha US-based Sotheby’s, one of the world’s largest auctioneers of fine and decorative art, is staging an exhibition of Islamic arts in Qatar this weekend. Artefacts valued at millions of dollars... Read more

Maryam al-Khawaja asks British MPs to put pressure on Bahrain to commit to reforms and free political prisoners

Today at the Houses of Parliament, Maryam al-Khawaja asked MPs to put pressure on Bahrain to commit to reforms and free politcal prisoners, including her father and sister. Here, the prominent human rights defender denounces Britain’s... Read more