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UK rolls out strategy to end rough sleeping by 2027

Charities welcome move but call on government to do more to tackle the causes of homelessness.

UK rolls out strategy to end rough sleeping by 2027

Opinion

VS Naipaul: Colonialism in fact, fiction, and the flesh

Naipaul personified what European colonialism, racist to the very core of its logic, had done to his and to our world.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

The Listening Post

Media platforms and far-right movements in the UK

Consider which came first - public support for far-right movements or media coverage of them?

Europe

Is Islamophobia becoming more acceptable in UK politics?

Former British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson's remarks about Muslim women who wear face veils has triggered both criticism and praise.

Opinion

The danger of conflating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism

Enfolding criticism of Israel within the definition of anti-Semitism would risk rendering the word meaningless.

Ian Almond

by Ian Almond

Ian Almond

United Kingdom

VS Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

Naipaul's fiction and nonfiction reflected his journey from Trinidad to London and many stops in developing countries.

VS Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

The Listening Post

Grappling with the far right on the UK's airwaves

Do the media help manufacture far-right movements? Plus, Ethiopia's new prime minister and the hope for media reform.

United Kingdom

Is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival accessible to all?

While the festivals can prove a windfall for hotel and restaurant owners, many of the workers are low paid or unpaid and the city's most destitute neighbourhoods do not see festival-goers at all.

Opinion

How worried should we be about Steve Bannon's 'Movement'?

The widespread normalisation of the far-right is far more worrying than one man's efforts to keep himself relevant.

Maya Goodfellow

by Maya Goodfellow

Maya Goodfellow

Europe

Boris Johnson 'to face probe' over Islamophobic remarks

The former UK foreign secretary compared Muslims who wear veils with bank robbers in article published in major outlet.

Boris Johnson 'to face probe' over Islamophobic remarks

Arts & Culture

British Museum to return looted ancient Iraq artifacts

The origin of the up to 5,000-year-old collection was identified after a unique archaeological detective work.

British Museum to hand over looted antiquities to Iraqi embassy

United Kingdom

'Dehumanising': Muslims dissect Boris' 'burka' comments

The former foreign secretary is yet to apologise for saying Muslims wearing the full face veil 'look like letter boxes'.

UK Muslim women on Boris Johnson's racist 'burka' comments

United States

US to impose sanctions on Russia over Skripal attack

Punitive measures will take effect on or around August 22, the US State Department announced on Wednesday.

Islamophobia

UK: Boris Johnson slammed over Islamophobic comments

New calls for Islamophobia inquiry in Johnson's party after he says women wearing face veils resemble 'letter boxes'.

UK: Boris Johnson slammed over Islamophobic comments

Middle East

Europe vows to uphold Iran deal as US sanctions return

EU diplomats say they will work to protect Iran's continued export of oil and gas as US threatens 'severe consequences'.

Europe vows to preserve Iran deal as US sanctions return