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Chris Doyle

Chris Doyle is director of the London-based Council for Arab-British Understanding (CAABU). He has worked with the council since 1993 after graduating with a first class honors degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Exeter University. He has organized and accompanied numerous British parliamentary delegations to Arab countries.

Twitter: @Doylech

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UK’s single-sentence Islamophobia definition feels inadequate




Protesters holds a sign which reads “Islamophobia is not freedom” in London. (File Photo/AFP)

December 03, 2018

Effects of First World War an ongoing tragedy in Middle East

On Nov. 11, the world will reflect on the 100th anniversary of the end of the first ever truly global conflict, the First World War, which left Europe and the Middle East scarred.

November 08, 2018

Messages of hate must be condemned by political leaders




US pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc

October 29, 2018

One miscalculation could lead to a major inter-state conflict in Syria




Russian advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles in Syria (Getty)

October 23, 2018

Conditions for return of Syrian refugees far from ripe

Every government in the Middle East, openly or secretly, is desperate to see Syrian refugees return to their home country and unburden their hosts of the hundreds of thousands of extra mouths to feed, children to educate and sick to treat. 

October 16, 2018