On Unrealistic Love: Marriage Among British Muslim Iraqis


The desire to find the ‘all-round’ partner has made marriage among British Muslim Iraqis unrealistic    “There is a marriage crisis in the Iraqi community. Both guys...

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Cornwall Beyond the Caricature


Amid the cute cottages and lush river valleys there is a county with a distinct identity and challenges of its own   "A county where, it must be remembered, a stranger is doubly...

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Boyhood: 12 Years of Growing Up


Stripped of all the usual blockbuster tools, Boyhood succeeds as a thorough journey of intricate relationships and moments of awkwardness   WARNING: Contains Mild Spoilers...

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Give Peace a Chance


Our search for peace should be paramount in the month of Ramadan and positive interfaith initiatives have paved the way towards this “The number of months with Allah is twelve months...

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Henri Matisse: Between Clay and Paint


Much like music and dance, Henri Matisse’s cut-outs show layers of motion at the Tate Modern exhibition   As an innovative 20th century painter, Matisse now has works adorning...

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Palestine’s Mountains of Blood and Shattered Bones


Civilian casualties mount in Palestine from Israeli aggression, as western politicians and the press neglect the facts on the ground   Palestine has been faced with one of its worst...

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World War I and the Arab Revolts


In an interview with The Platform, author and veteran war correspondent Scott Anderson discusses Lawrence of Arabia and explains how the structural ramifications of World War I continue...

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