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Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison is a senior editor at Arab News in the Dubai office. He has covered the Middle East for more than a decade. His Twitter account is @PhotoPJHarrison

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The lost generation, the desensitized and the vocal youth

Take a moment, think back to when you were a child, when you would wake up in the morning, your mum or dad yelling through the house to get up — “you’re late for school and breakfast is on the table.”

June 09, 2024

Immigration crisis: What crisis?

There is no avoiding the fact that, in recent years, the number of migrants on the move has been on the increase.

A combination of war, civil unrest and abject poverty have pushed many thousands to take enormous risks in the hope of finding a better life in another country.

May 23, 2024

The party looks to be all but over for PM Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday apologized for attending a party in the gardens of 10 Downing Street in London in May 2020. He then went on to say that he was unaware it was a party and simply thought the approximately 40 people were attending a work event.

January 13, 2022

Immediate change the only way to tackle climate crisis

For as long as I can remember, there has been talk of saving the planet — it is nothing new.
Now, in a cold, gray and rather damp Glasgow, the world’s leaders are yet again speaking about the same subject.

November 05, 2021

The aim in Afghanistan never seemed to be defeating the Taliban

When I went to Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007 it was clear even then that Western forces in the country had no end plan.

August 17, 2021