Features

Do Sweden’s refugee policies work?

Refugee's welcome on the front page of free newspaper Metro in Sweden

Refugee’s welcome on the front page of free newspaper Metro in Sweden

Malmo – Aida Hadzialic arrived in Sweden as a Bosnian refugee in 1992. She was five years old and her parents had just escaped the Balkan war.

Hadzialic learned Swedish, integrated into her new neighbourhood, graduated from high school and enrolled as a law student at the University of Lund, where she first started to get involved in politics.

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Your Breakfast Itinerary in the Brunch Capital of the World

An-iranian-couple-eats-outside-at-Van-Kahvalti

An-iranian-couple-eats-outside-at-Van-Kahvalti

 “Do you know what you want?” Ercan, one of the six brothers running Van Kahvalti Evi, Istanbul’s best breakfast spot, asks me. “Istanbul’s best breakfast” is a hard claim to defend in a sprawling city with more than 15 million people, but the queue outside the restaurant seems to confirm that this place is brunch royalty.c

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Inside the booming Muslim fashion Industry

Jakarta fashion week

A moment of Jakarta fashion week (photo via Vogue)

 

Anas Silwood moved to Jordan from Britain to study Arabic back in 2000. The 20-something was supposed to stay for only a few months, but he soon decided Amman was the place he wanted to be. He learned Arabic, converted to Islam and settled.

“Every time I went back to the UK I had the same problem,” he says. “People looked at me in a funny way because of what I was wearing. It happened over and over again, and that’s how I realised there must be a lot of Muslims in need of better-designed and better-made clothing.” 
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