Anealla Safdar

Anealla Safdar

Anealla Safdar is an online editor with Al Jazeera English.

Coronavirus pandemic

The Syrian refugee on the UK's coronavirus front lines

Hassan Akkad, a BAFTA-winning filmmaker who was tortured in Syria, now cleans COVID-19 wards in a busy London hospital.

The Syrian refugee on the UK's coronavirus front lines

Europe

UK denies 'outstanding' Cambridge sociologist permanent residency

UK says it wants to draw global talent but denies residency to Asiya Islam, who has lived in the country for 10 years.

UK denies 'outstanding' Cambridge sociologist permanent residency

Prison

Alarm over UK government plan to amend early prison release rule

Experts say changing early release law for 'terror' convicts could harm civil liberties, create two-tier justice system.

Alarm over UK government plan to amend early prison release rule

Europe

Mediterranean refugee deaths drop but experts say risks remain

January sees lowest fatalities since 2014 but concerns mount over the situation in Libya, more deaths off Turkish coast.

Mediterranean refugee deaths drop but experts say risks remain

Refugees

2019: The year refugees were urged to return

Al Jazeera asked experts what this year meant for refugees and asylum seekers around the world, and what to expect next.

2019: The year refugees were urged to return

United Kingdom

'Deeply damaging': Anger as Boris Johnson plans 'anti-BDS' law

Activists, experts concerned as UK government reportedly plans to ban public bodies from boycotting foreign products.

'Deeply damaging': Anger as Boris Johnson plans 'anti-BDS' law

Rohingya

ICJ speech: Suu Kyi fails to use 'Rohingya' to describe minority

While defending military against genocide charges, Myanmar leader does not use Rohingya to describe persecuted minority.

ICJ speech: Suu Kyi fails to use 'Rohingya' to describe minority

Islamophobia

'The rot of Tory Islamophobia goes all the way to top'

As UK election nears, experts call on Conservatives to launch an inquiry into anti-Muslim racism within the party.

'The rot of Tory Islamophobia goes all the way to top'

Refugees

Harry Leslie Smith, 94, on Trump, refugees and poverty

UK war veteran and activist, 94, on fears of US under Trump and his plans to document refugee crisis to spur empathy.

Harry Leslie Smith, 94, on Trump, refugees and poverty

United Kingdom

Slay in your lane: Meet the authors of a 'bible' for black women

The authors of a book aimed at black British women on microaggressions, otherness, identity and empowerment.

Slay in your lane: Meet the authors of a 'bible' for black women

United Kingdom

Shahira Yusuf: Meet the black British Muslim model with big ideas

Londoner of Somali origin cares about more than just fashion and is not afraid to speak out against racism.

Shahira Yusuf: Meet the black British Muslim model with big ideas

United Kingdom

Counterterror police investigate 'punish a Muslim' day letters

Leaflet offers vague rewards of points for throwing acid and beating Muslims or bombing mosques and 'nuking' Mecca.

Counterterror police investigate 'punish a Muslim' day letters