Shafik Mandhai

Shafik Mandhai

Islam

The rise and rise of 'halal' business

Islamic industries are expanding globally and governments are taking notice of a sector that could be worth trillions.

The rise and rise of 'halal' business

United Kingdom

Campaigners accuse India of torturing British Sikh

Jagtar Singh Johal's arrest three weeks ago in the Indian state of Punjab has sparked anger among the Sikh diaspora.

Campaigners accuse India of torturing British Sikh

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi honours revoked amid Rohingya backlash

Students at LSE and Oxford strip Burmese Nobel Peace Prize winner of honours over her alleged inaction over atrocities.

Aung San Suu Kyi honours revoked amid Rohingya backlash

Islamophobia

How big an issue is Islamophobia in Poland?

Analysts say the country has become increasingly hostile to Muslims in the wake of the refugee crisis.

How big an issue is Islamophobia in Poland?

Censorship

Cambridge slammed for 'censoring' Palestine BDS event

Activists condemn university's alleged threat to stop the event unless Palestinian academic chairing it was removed.

Cambridge slammed for 'censoring' Palestine BDS event

Lebanon

Lebanon crisis: Iran-Saudi power struggle over Hariri

Tehran and Riyadh proxies struggle to assert control of Lebanese government after Prime Minister Hariri's resignation.

Lebanon crisis: Iran-Saudi power struggle over Hariri

Politics

Bin Salman and the end of Saudi's consensus rule

Analysts and ex-US intelligence operatives warn of regional instability in wake of crown prince's power consolidation.

Bin Salman and the end of Saudi's consensus rule

Israel

What Balfour means to Jewish critics of Israel

Critics of Zionism within Judaism are trying to get fellow Jews to question the basis on which Israel was formed.

What Balfour means to Jewish critics of Israel

Palestine

Why Palestine activists want a UK apology over Balfour

Critics of declaration that paved way for creation of Israel say Britain is culpable for ensuing Palestinian suffering.

Why Palestine activists want a UK apology over Balfour

United Kingdom

Palestinians welcome Corbyn's Balfour celebration snub

Leader of UK Labour party and long-standing critic of Israel, chose not to attend event organised by pro-Israel group.

Palestinians welcome Corbyn's Balfour celebration snub

Middle East

FSA rebels: We would have won if not for Iran

Tehran helped keep rebels from government centres of power but its rising influence could undermine Assad's government.

FSA rebels: We would have won if not for Iran

Libya

Libya six years on: No regrets over Gaddafi's demise

Six years since the overthrow of Gaddafi and despite Libya's chaotic turn, rebels say the revolution was still worth it.

Libya six years on: No regrets over Gaddafi's demise