Sakhr Al-Makhadhi


Syrian refugees: 'Britain is the dream'

Dozens who fled Syria live in a self-built camp near a French port town, desperate to reach the UK.


Shouting for freedom

Two teenagers from the Golan Heights travel to Damascus but must make tough choices about whether to return.

Arts & Culture

Syrian rappers hop to controversy

Hip Hop collides head-on with traditional Arabic music in Damascus.


London calling

The British capital looks ahead to the 2012 Olympic games.


Painting over Arab stereotypes

Teenage Arab artists visit the UK to create a picture of their lives.


London's shisha goes up in smoke

A government smoking ban could spell the end for London's "shisha street".


Arab cinema ready for renaissance

Film festival in Britain seeks to spur change in Western perspective of Middle East.


Iraq hostages reject death penalty

Peace activists captured last year say they may not testify against their captors.


British government refuses to ban qat

Despite months of pressure to ban it, the British government has decided not to outlaw the favourite drug of London’s Yemeni and Somali communities.


Lonely artist crawls 60 miles

An art teacher from London, England, has crawled 96km on his hands and knees to draw attention to the plight of single people spending Christmas alone.


British university in veil-ban row

Imperial College in London is battling controversy over the ban of the face veil on campus.


A mayor, just 14 years old

Britain's youngest elected official has just been inaugurated. At just 14 years old, Wilf Petherbridge has taken office as the Young Mayor of Lewisham, a London suburb.