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Comment: Arab women have been servicing their men for far too long. From acts of intimidation to fatal domestic violence, this abuse and obedience must end now, writes Farrah Akbik.

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

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

Alessandra Bajec

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

The killing of a 27-year-old student has sparked nationwide protests, but the government is considering rolling back legislation that protects women from gender-based violence.

Palestinian bride-to-be's murder reignites campaign against 'honour crimes'

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian bride-to-be's murder reignites campaign against 'honour crimes'

The alleged murder of 24-year-old Rozan Nasser at the hands of her fiance has sparked calls for justice against domestic abusers in the ...

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

Anu Shukla

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

From the metaphysical to the political, spoken word artist Potent Whisper explores the concept of lucid dreaming.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan to reopen to 'low risk' countries in August

The move comes as the country is trying to revive its economy which has been badly hit since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Gaia Caramazza

Jordanians demand justice for slain domestic violence victim Ahlam

'We want a feminist revolution,' demanded women demonstrators en masse, as hashtags #stopkillingwomenjordan and #Ahlam_Was_Betrayed flooded ...

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.

US considers withholding aid to Jordan to force extradition

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 ...

Israel uses animal rights to 'veganwash' the occupation

Nick McAlpin

Israel uses animal rights to 'veganwash' the occupation

Animal rights activism and national emancipation are rarely mentioned in the same breath. Nevertheless, for the Palestinian Animal League, the ...

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 ...

Iraqis raise their voices for women's rights

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.

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.

The New Arab

'Like screeching': Egyptian singer causes outrage after mocking call-to-prayer

Shireen Reda has caused outraged on social media after she described the Muslim call to prayer as annoying and closer to "screeches and shouts"

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, writes ...

Hadani Ditmars

'Me Too' in MENA

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

Gulf countries install hotline for citizens with Qatari relatives

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 ...

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 ...

Emirati pop star <em>Ahlam</em> enrages Lebanese calling them 'falafel-peddlers'

The New Arab

Emirati pop star Ahlam enrages Lebanese calling them 'falafel-peddlers'

The Lebanese are fuming after pop-star Ahlam labelled them as "falafel-sellers" and "beggars", prompting a Twitter hashtag to have her ...

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

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.

Medicine in war: Killer drugs in Iraq

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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