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Independent.ae is a multi-platform online news publication and educational resource focusing on the wider Middle Eastern region, its people, current affairs, lifestyle, and events, based on ethical journalism.

Expats out, Saudis in – Ministry to dismiss all foreign public...

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Civil Service has asked all ministries and government departments to get rid of all expatriate workers within three years, according...

Akala’s Thoughts On The Upcoming UK General Election

I have a confession to make. I have never actually voted in a general election in my life. Despite being involved in overtly political activity...

1 Million Children Have Now Fled South Sudan

More than one million children have now fled South Sudan where escalating conflict is ravaging the country, UNICEF and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency,...

A day in Calais: Refugees hiding in the forest to escape...

Badessa* pushes through the trees and into a grubby forest clearing. "My home," mutters the 17-year-old from Ethiopia's Oromia region, pointing to a set of crumbling...

United Nations proposes new measures to curb sex abuse by peacekeepers

The United Nations has unveiled a new strategy aimed at stamping out sex abuse by its peacekeepers with measures that include withholding the salaries...

Young refugees find hope in UAE-Jordanian camp

They escaped the horrors of war in Syria, leaving behind friends and school as they fled a country that is unlikely to be the...

Death gets a New Name in South Sudan

Something extraordinary happened last week – something that should have been cause for alarm and a source of shame for every caring person. For...

Special UN report: Israel has established an ‘apartheid regime’

A new United Nations report accuses Israel of having established "an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole". The publication...

Mosab Abu Toha: The man on a mission to establish Gaza’s...

Escaping the confines of the besieged Gaza Strip, often described as "the world's largest open-air prison", is a nearly impossible dream for many of...