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Francesca Borri

Borri is a war correspondent and writes regularly for Ny Tid.

A typical day in Sheikh Jarrah

JERUSALEM: I'm hit by a bucket of water, an apple, a rock. A glass bottle. A man turns the stereo fully on in my ear. I'm moving. I'm trying to write. A boy comes running and steals my pen. "Do you want coffee?" asks a man kindly. He throws me a cup.

Two girls with clasped hands stare expressionlessly at the ground

AFGHANISTAN: Sangin – during twenty years of war, this area has been the bloodiest battlefield. It is reminiscent of Roman ruins. In 2001, one in three Afghans was starving – now one in two is starving.

It is not about peace, but about smart business

MIDDLE EAST: While other countries were preoccupied with covid-19, Arabs and Israelis could, without outside interference, concentrate on peace. And business.

The Arab Spring and us – ten years later

ESSAY: The Arab Spring has mainly been a revolt against inequality. What was the result?

The people of Lebanon do not give up

LEBANON: "We go home when the government goes home," said the protesters at the Riad al-Solh in Beirut.

The Assad family's long-standing mask game

Syria: The Assad family has ruled Syria since 1970. Sam Dagher's new book shows how the family has clung to power at all costs, exposing their cynical strategies and brutal acts of violence.

Beauty in the ruins

War correspondents: Jan Grarup's work as a photographer has brought him to conflict zones and disasters around the world – from Darfur to Haiti. He juggles life in the front lines with family life.

You will not get peace even if you are dead

THE RANGE OF SYRIA: Yaser Kassab (31) is stuck in a gray suburb of Sweden.

Guaidó or Maduro?

VENEZUELA: The United States and Europe, on the one hand. Russia, China and Cuba on the other – the whole world has chosen sides. What do the citizens themselves say?