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Baria Alamuddin

Baria Alamuddin is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster in the Middle East and the UK. She is editor of the Media Services Syndicate and has interviewed numerous heads of state.

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Iranians thirsty for change are met with gunfire and brutality

Iran is running out of water. Livestock and crops are dying in some of the highest temperatures on record. Thirsty, desperate people poured on to the streets, first in Khuzestan and then in cities throughout Iran. The regime’s forces quenched their thirst with live ammunition.

July 25, 2021

Lebanon is bleeding, its children left to die

Four-year-old Mila Moussa had been receiving chemotherapy for leukaemia and already had a dangerously weakened immune system when she fell ill.

The desperate family and doctors phoned dozens of hospitals, but received the same answer: No beds were available.

June 12, 2021

Rethink this betrayal of Afghan women before it’s too late

Only last month, video footage was circulated of an Afghan woman screaming for mercy as she received 40 lashes, meted out in rapid succession by two men. Her crime — judged by a rural Taliban court — was “immoral relations,” after allegedly talking to a man on a phone.

May 08, 2021

Anticipating a new decade of Syrian conflict

After a decade of war in what used to be Syria, are 10 further years of conflict the best that can be expected?

March 14, 2021

Deadly consequences of indulging Iran’s hostage diplomacy

The Islamic Republic of Iran was born out of hostage taking, and it continues to reap billions of dollars by abducting foreign nationals and assets, while holding entire nations to ransom.

February 28, 2021