Lebanese security forces raid gay-friendly establishment, arrest 27

A man at a gay rights protest in Beirut holds a sign saying "The security forces should for our protection, not our torture." (Photo: Al-Akhbar)

A man at a gay rights protest in Beirut holds a sign saying “The security forces should for our protection, not our torture.” (Photo: Al-Akhbar)

An article on an anti-gay raid at a hammam in Beirut, published in Al-Akhbar English in August 2014. Continue reading

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Israel extends ban on Palestinian family unification

Israeli police check ID's of Palestinians on a checkpoint in an alleyway leading to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on March 16, 2014, in the Old City of Jerusalem. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)

Israeli police check ID’s of Palestinians on a checkpoint in an alleyway leading to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on March 16, 2014, in the Old City of Jerusalem. (Photo: AFP – Ahmad Gharabli)

An article on an Israeli law preventing Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza from being reunited with family members in Israel, published in Al-Akhbar English in March 2014. Continue reading