Forced from home by US airstrikes in the Lower Shabelle region, this girl tries to rest at a camp for internally displaced persons near Mogadishu, Somalia, March 2020.Photo: Feisal Omar/Reuters

Out of sight, out of mind

Husna Rizvi rounds up some of the lesser-known pandemic stories from around the world.

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NI 526 - The Kurds - betrayed again - July, 2020
Locals are still not allowed back to their neighbourhood in Sur, ravaged by the Turkish army and PKK militants in 2015, then flattened by bulldozers.Photo: Sertac Kayar/Reuters

Dreaming of Sur

Longing for a return to Turkish Kurdistan’s shattered city centre.

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NI 526 - The Kurds - betrayed again - July, 2020
The opportunities presented by melting ice are spurring the militarization of the Arctic. The US is among the nations planning to expand its fleet of icebreaker ships such as this one, pictured making its way to St Lawrence Island in Alaska.Photo: Accent Alaska

On thin ice

Is conflict in the Arctic drawing closer? Rather than spurring action on climate change, rapidly melting ice is creating more opportunities for geopolitical rivalry.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018
Where is home? A Rohingya refugee takes a moment’s pause, shortly after arriving in a makeshift camp at Teknaf, Bangladesh, last September. She is one of over 670,000 people to have fled over the border from Myanmar since August 2017. The high numbers and sheer rate of arrivals make this the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world.Photo: Enamul Hasan/Drik

Rest for Rashida

The treatment of Myanmar’s Rohingya people has been seen as a genocide in the making. Parsa Sanjana Sajid visits those trapped on the Bangladeshi border.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Catch! Will delivery drones really get aid to those who need it most?Photo: Stephen Lam/Reuters

The rise of the cyber-humanitarians

Aid-by-drone, what’s not to like? Plenty, as Nick Dowson explains.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Artist Kaya Mar with his satirical portrait Erdoğan, the Turkish Sun King – after France’s absolute monarch Louis XVI.Photo: PjrNews / Alamy Stock Photo

How Turkey’s citizens lost their rights

Turkish writer and analyst Hakki Mahfuz summarize the twists and turns that landed Turkey where it is today.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017

The dangerous dignity of war

Mark Engler asks why it only takes a bit of a bomb-dropping and sabre-rattling to rally the reporters and bestow a presidential aura on our leaders.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Control Arms under a Creative Commons Licence.

When petitions and protests aren’t enough: what next?

Andrea Needham, who 20 years ago was arrested for disarming weapons bound for Indonesia, argues for bold action for peace and justice.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Gaza, February 2007.Photo by Marcin Monko

Universalizing environmental and human rights

As UN special rapporteur on the right to a healthy environment presents his report today, Doug Weir explains why this is especially important in armed conflict.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Stepping up: Lithuanian youngsters are being encouraged to regard defence as a responsibility.Photo: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

War nerves

Daiva Repečkaitė reports on the rise of all things military in Lithuanian society.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Killing without counting

Killing without counting

Accountability for casualty numbers could be a thing of the past thanks to 'remote control' military tactics.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
Merkel the puppeteer: a mural in Lisbon, Portugal, depicts the Portuguese Prime Minister and Foreign Minister as the German Chancellor’s playthings.Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Debt, austerity, devastation: it’s Europe’s turn

The austerity prescription fattens the creditors and punishes the innocent. Susan George laments a leadership subservient to the desires of finance.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013
A stolen childhood: for those recruited into the
FARC’s rebel army, returning to civilian life is
a new challenge. This photo of a young girl
holding a weapon was found on the body
of a rebel killed in combat in 2008.Reuters/National Police/ Handout

From child soldier to civilian - a tough transition in Colombia

Having handed in their weapons, former child soldiers face a new battle - for acceptance into society. Seth Biderman reports.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012

Arms trade infographic

The 'war on terror' saw the west splurge its peace dividend in a frenzy of arms spending. Check out some astonishing facts and figures...

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011
Demonstrators get straight to the point in September this year, when protesting against the Defence & Security Equipment International arms fair that drew 1,300 arms companies to London this year to hawk their wares to buying delegations from around the world. sinister pictures/Demotix/Demotix/Press Association Images

The clout of the arms industry

The arms trade tends to have the government's ear. Why, wonders Dinyar Godrej, when it is so counter-productive?

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011
Taboo economics

Taboo economics

Marc Engler has a taboo solution to the US’s economic woes.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
The US military budget

The US military budget

Overcoming empire is not a spectator sport.

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NI 440 - Up in arms - March, 2011
Okinawans battle to close US bases

Okinawans battle to close US bases

Okinawa currently hosts 75 per cent of US military facilities in Japan

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NI 438 - Zero carbon world - December, 2010

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
The dirt on waste November, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Global banking now May, 2015
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Haiti two years on January, 2012
The arms trade December, 2011
The arms trade December, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
Up in arms March, 2011
Zero carbon world December, 2010
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