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In-depth: The decision to transfer imprisoned activist Loujain al-Hathloul to a terrorism tribunal is proof that little progress has been made on women's rights in Saudi Arabia.

In-depth: Amid a raging pandemic, campaign restrictions have allowed a new generation of candidates to enter the fray. For most Jordanians, however, the elections will yield few surprises.

Jordanians outraged after kidnapped boy found amputated, tortured

The New Arab Staff

Jordanians outraged after kidnapped boy found amputated, tortured

The kidnapping and torture of a 16-year-old boy has sparked outrage in Jordan after a video showed the moments he was found with amputated hands and gouged eyes.

Jordan deports husband of US-wanted Palestinian <em>Ahlam</em> <em>al</em>-<em>Tamimi</em>

The New Arab Staff

Jordan deports husband of US-wanted Palestinian Ahlam al-Tamimi

The husband of Ahlam al-Tamimi was expelled from Jordan after authorities refused to renew his residency permit.

How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

Stasa Salacanin

How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

Jordan has closed the teachers' union and arrested dozens of members to quell recent protests. But the crackdown on civic dissent could come at ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

The brutal murder of a Jordanian woman by her father has put domestic violence under the spotlight.

Diana Alghoul

Outrage in Jordan as 'father kills daughter with brick'

The harrowing account of Ahlam's chilling murder has caused outrage in Jordan and calls for justice.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US considers withholding aid to Jordan to force extradition

Al-Tamimi is on the FBI's list of "most wanted terrorists" for her role in the suicide bombing at a crowded Jerusalem pizzeria.

The New Arab

US Republicans threaten Jordan with sanctions over Tamimi extradition

Jordan has refused to extradite Ahlam Tamimi to the US, where she faces life imprisonment over the 2001 bombing of a Jerusalem ...

Dancing on the hagiography of George HW Bush

Hadani Ditmars

Dancing on the hagiography of George HW Bush

Blog: Bush Sr gave the green light to Saddam's invasion of Kuwait, then presided over a war crime on the infamous 'Highway of Death', notes ...

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqis raise their voices for women's rights

Protests take place in Baghdad condemning the ongoing violence against women, as the number of females being killed in Iraq, under the guise of ...

Oh Iraq, you've come so far for beauty

Hadani Ditmars

Oh Iraq, you've come so far for beauty

Comment: Jihadists' war on beauty salons is anathema to a long-held Iraqi tradition of resilience and cultural resistance, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Bookworms cheer as Amazon Kindle introduces Arabic e-books

The New Arab

Bookworms cheer as Amazon Kindle introduces Arabic e-books

Bookworms have welcomed the move by Amazon to release over 12,000 Arabic titles on its Kindle devices.

Yemen reacts to the destruction of Sanaa's Sabaeen Square

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen reacts to the destruction of Sanaa's Sabaeen Square

In-depth: The New Arab asked a number of Sanaa residents for their reaction to this weekend's punitive bombing on al-Sabaeen Square, ...

'Me Too' in MENA

Hadani Ditmars

'Me Too' in MENA

Blog: Harassment is a universal experience for women, writes Hadani Ditmars.

The New Arab

Gulf countries install hotline for citizens with Qatari relatives

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE have announced that they have activated hotlines to help families with Qatari members who are stuck between a diplomatic crisis.

Mohammed Arafat

Generation president-less: When will Abbas visit Gaza?

While Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas took care to follow the events of Arab Idol, Gazans wondered when will it be their turn to be ...

The New Arab

'Angry, tired and disappointed' Tunisian youth return to streets

In-depth: Five years since the revolution, young Tunisians once again take to the streets to voice their anger at unemployment and poverty.

Adam Mahmoud and Omar Mahmoud

Medicine in war: Killer drugs in Iraq

Counterfeit drugs have become big business in Iraq, aided and abetted by official corruption, and with ramifications throughout society.

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