Linah Alsaafin

Linah Alsaafin

Palestine

The colour-coded Israeli ID system for Palestinians

Israel's control over the Palestinian population is based on a system of colour-coded IDs in the occupied territories.

The colour-coded Israeli ID system for Palestinians

Lebanon

Is Lebanon caught in a Saudi-Iran regional power play?

Hariri's resignation in Riyadh shows Saudi will no longer accommodate Iran's influence in Lebanon, analysts say.

Is Lebanon caught in a Saudi-Iran regional power play?

Hamas

Hamas hands over Gaza border crossings to PA

As agreed in the reconciliation talks, Hamas transfers administrative control on Gaza's border crossings to the PA.

Hamas hands over Gaza border crossings to PA

Human Rights

Did British Mandate pave way for Israeli occupation?

British Mandate in Palestine laid foundation for tactics used in Israel's military occupation of Palestinians today.

Did British Mandate pave way for Israeli occupation?

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Palestinian minors arrested by Israel 'suffer abuse'

Report by rights groups says violation of rights of arrested Palestinian minors is Israel's 'primary mode of conduct'.

Palestinian minors arrested by Israel 'suffer abuse'

Health

Cancer clinic for Palestinians at risk as funds run dry

Palestinian Authority owes Augusta Victoria Hospital in occupied East Jerusalem '$35m' for patient referrals.

Cancer clinic for Palestinians at risk as funds run dry

Occupied West Bank

Israel approves settler housing in the heart of Hebron

Decision violates international law and will make life 'even more unbearable' for Palestinians, activists say.

Israel approves settler housing in the heart of Hebron

Iraq

Reclaiming Mosul's vibrant culture after ISIL

After three years of strict ISIL rule, Mosul residents are working to revive the city's cultural traditions.

Reclaiming Mosul's vibrant culture after ISIL

Middle East

Iraqi Kurds deadlocked over elections

Confusion surrounds the timing of legislative and presidential elections in aftermath of vote to secede from Iraq.

Iraqi Kurds deadlocked over elections

Middle East

Palestine 2015 attacks triggered new path of resistance

Two years since the spark of October 2015 uprising, young Palestinians set new path of fighting the Israeli oppression.

Palestine 2015 attacks triggered new path of resistance

Gaza

Why Fatah and Hamas won't reconcile

The latest episode of the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation saga is not a step closer to a unity government, analysts say.

Why Fatah and Hamas won't reconcile

Middle East

Remains of four Palestinians buried by Israel

Palestinian Prisoners' Affairs lawyer says burials won't affect appeal demanding release of bodies held by Israel.

Remains of four Palestinians buried by Israel