Middle East

Sinjar, Iraq: Ruined home in Sinjar, destroyed during the war with the Islamic State.

UNSW Middle East expert, Dr Farida says killing ISIS’s leader will not end its terrorism, but tapping into youth grievances could stop lone-wolf attacks.

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It is rapidly becoming clear that nobody is capable of remaining in charge of the welfare of Australian animals once they arrive in the chaos of the developing world, writes Siobhan O'Sullivan. 

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International attention must focus on the civilians who are suffering on both sides of the Israeli Palestinian conflict, writes Anthony Billingsley.

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Iraq is facing an assault on its sovereign integrity from Islamic extremists that is testing the organs of the state, writes Anthony Billingsley. 

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While America's allies Israel and Saudi Arabia stand to lose from the peaceful resolution to the Iranian stand-off, the causes of peace in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine have just been given a boost, writes Anthony Billingsley.

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Continuing bomb attacks in Iraq show sectarian tensions have not been resolved in the wake of the US military withdrawal and could be a portent of more upheaval to come, warns Dr Anthony Billingsley.

Israeli human rights advocate and litigator Professor Frances Raday will deliver the Australian Human Rights Centre annual lecture at the University of New South Wales on Tuesday 17 November.

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A visiting Israeli academic has told a packed lecture at UNSW that Israel is practising "apartheid" and will never accept a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine problem.

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UK-based al-Qa'ida expert Abdel Bari Atwan - the last western journalist to interview Osama bin Laden - will give a public lecture at UNSW on Monday 17 September.