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Egypt's public prosecution has ordered an investigation into an alleged gang rape of an 18-year-old woman at an upscale Cairo hotel following a sustained online campaign gathering evidence and testimonies

Comment: Not content with an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of learning and scholarship under his control, writes Sam Hamad.

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

Florence Dixon

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

A crackdown on Egypt's 'TikTok girls' highlights who really matters in the eyes of the law. But it also shows their power, or at least, their potential.

The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed Arabic edition

The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981, the last country to do so, but the practice remains deeply rooted in society.

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Horriya Marzouk

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Comment: Egypt needs a culture shift, but also a comprehensive law against sexual violence, rather than just minor adjustments to existing ...

The New Arab Staff

Chaos in Tunisian parliament as ‘counter-revolutionary’ MPs continue occupation

Chaos prevailed in the Tunisian parliament as MPs from the Free Constitutional Party, linked to former dictator Ben Ali, continued a sit-in after the resignation of Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh

Jo Schietti

Egypt's medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

Egypt is arresting healthcare workers who criticise the government's mishandling of the public health crisis.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

Despite an ongoing deadly coronavirus outbreak, Egypt has imposed a crackdown on health workers deemed to be critical of the Sisi regime.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

Tebboune is considering a change in the constitution that would allow Algeria to deploy military abroad and experts are concerned this could ...

Sudan could try Bashir in hybrid court over Darfur

The New Arab Staff

Sudan could try Bashir in hybrid court over Darfur

Omar Al-Bashir and three other Sudanese wanted by the ICC over alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur are currently held in ...

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Morocco is set to ease restrictive lockdown measures, while an eruption of Covid-19-like symptoms in Darfur raises fears of a spread in refugee ...

Spike in deaths in Darfur points to Covid-19 spread

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Spike in deaths in Darfur points to Covid-19 spread

South Sudan is seeing a spike in 'mysterious' deaths that are linked to coronavirus.

Tunisia's royal artefacts withdrawn from online sale following uproar

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia's royal artefacts withdrawn from online sale following uproar

The artefact has been withdrawn from online sale after uproar from the Tunisian authorities.

Tunisia condemns France attempt to sell royal artefacts

The New Arab

Tunisia condemns France attempt to sell royal artefacts

Tunisia has condemned a Paris auction house for attempting to sell royal artefacts they say were spirited out of the country during coronavirus ...

Libya government retakes several Tripoli districts from Haftar forces

The New Arab & agencies

Libya government retakes several Tripoli districts from Haftar forces

Khalifa Haftar's LNA forces suffer further setbacks in their bid to seize Libya's capital from government control.

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and prisoners of conscience in the region.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt's Red Sea resorts prepare to reopen following lockdown

Hotels at Egypt's main seaside destinations are reopening at reduced capacity for domestic tourists from Friday, as the government eases the ...

Ahmed Mefreh

Death no. 1005: Shady Habash

Comment: Appalling detention conditions and deliberate medical negligence are killing thousands in Egyptian jails, writes Ahmed Mefreh.

Sam Hamad

How jail became a death sentence for Egyptian filmmaker

Comment: Medical negligence for political prisoners means time in Egyptian jail is nothing short of a death sentence, writes Sam Hamad.

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Bahey el-Din Hassan

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Comment: Founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Bahey el-Din Hassan takes a in-depth look at the personalities and ...

Ella Linskens

North Sinai residents see blockade as 'blessing' amid coronavirus

Egypt's imposition of a mandatory "self-isolation" in the North Sinai governorate may allow it to steer clear of a coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus is killing NHS workers. Their deaths were preventable

Lowkey

Coronavirus is killing NHS workers. Their deaths were preventable

Comment: The NHS is the UK's biggest BAME employer, and the deaths of many of its frontline workers could have been prevented, writes rapper and ...

Hundreds of Egypt's medical workers apply for US visa

The New Arab

Hundreds of Egypt's medical workers apply for US visa

Egypt's healthcare workers are submitting visa applications to the US embassy after seeing an open call for doctors and health workers by the US ...

Waqas <em>Ahmed</em>: The Muslim renaissance man championing human versatility

Sadek Hamid

Waqas Ahmed: The Muslim renaissance man championing human versatility

The New Arab Meets: Author Waqas Ahmed, whose new book champions the power of human versatility and explores the importance of ...

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