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Kameel Ahmady, who has done research on FGM and child marriage in Iran, says his charges stem from his research into "harmful traditions in deprived regions of Iran".

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

Will Sudan's historic deal with rebels finally bring peace?

Austin Bodetti

Will Sudan's historic deal with rebels finally bring peace?

The peace agreement to end devastating wars in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile could be a key turning point in Sudan's democratic transition.

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 ...

Sudan protest movement rejects government plans to cut subsidies

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan protest movement rejects government plans to cut subsidies

Leaders of Sudan's protest movement rejected the government's economic reform plan.

The New Arab Staff

Calls for UK to halt deportation of Sudanese child

More than 300 lawyers, MPs and other prominent figures have signed a petition to see Jasmine, 11, stay in the UK.

The New Arab Staff

Sudan repeals death penalty for apostasy, allows alcohol

A ban on Female Genital Mutilation [FGM], repealing the death penalty for apostasy and allowing the drinking of alcohol are among a set ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan ratifies law criminalising female genital mutilation

Anyone found guilty of performing the procedure will be sentenced to up to three years in prison, according to a copy of the new law obtained by ...

Gaia Caramazza

Deadly silence: The fight against FGM in Arab states

In-depth: More than 4.1 million girls and women are at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation in 2020.

Egyptian doctor arrested for removing genitals of three girls

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptian doctor arrested for removing genitals of three girls

An Egyptian doctor has been arrested for removing the genitals of three young girls after telling them they would be vaccinated against ...

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran sees record rise in new cases, Israel suspends parliament after MK tests positive and fears mount of second wave of ...

Doctor, father of three face <em>FGM</em> charge in Egypt

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Doctor, father of three face FGM charge in Egypt

The doctor allegedly visited the girls' home under the premise that he would vaccinate them against coronavirus.

Coronavirus lockdown sees 'massive' <em>FGM</em> increase in Somalia

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus lockdown sees 'massive' FGM increase in Somalia

As many stay at home to stay safe from coronavirus, girls are now at increased risk of harm amid a reported surge in FGM cases.

Sudan's fight against <em>FGM</em> has only just begun

Alessandra Bajec

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Sudan's decision to outlaw female genital mutilation is a small step on the long road to achieving gender equality.

Sudan must do more than ban <em>FGM</em>: rights group

The New Arab

Sudan must do more than ban FGM: rights group

Sudan must dismantle 'deeply misogynistic' laws to address discrimination against women, regional rights group SIHA has said.

Danya Hajjaji

UNICEF welcomes Sudan's criminalisation of female genital mutilation

Sudan's transitional government has officially criminalised female genital mutilation, according to UNICEF.

The New Arab & agencies

Doctors in Egypt campaign against female genital mutilation

A group of Egyptian doctors campaigned against FGM outside a Cairo metro station after last month's death of a 12-year-old girl by the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt frees doctor who performed fatal FGM on girl

The gynaecologist was bailed for 50,000 pounds ($3,000) by the court in Manfalout, about 400 kilometres (249 miles) south of the capital Cairo.

The New Arab

On International Day Against FGM, Egypt remains top offender

As the world commemorates the fight against FGM, last week's death of a young girl by the procedure is fresh in Egyptian memory.

12-year-old girl dies after genital mutilation in Egypt

The New Arab

12-year-old girl dies after genital mutilation in Egypt

The parents of a girl who died after genital mutilation and the doctor who performed the outlawed procedure in southern Egypt have been arrested.

The New Arab & agencies

British-Iranian FGM researcher arrested in Iran on unknown charges

A British-Iranian anthropologist known for studying politically sensitive topics, including FGM and LGBTQ issues, has been detained in ...

Ilhan Omar slams 'appalling question' about <em>FGM</em>

The New Arab

Ilhan Omar slams 'appalling question' about FGM

Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar rebuked an audience member who asked her to condemn FGM, saying she is 'disgusted' that only Muslim ...

UAE illegally proliferating Middle East conflicts with US-made weapons

Paul Iddon

UAE illegally proliferating Middle East conflicts with US-made weapons

Comment: The US needs to enforce end-user requirements in arms sales to the UAE, writes Paul Iddon.

Sudan uprising: Echoing the voices of the youth

Afnan Hassab Jaffar

Sudan uprising: Echoing the voices of the youth

Feature: Why did these youngsters take to the streets and what is driving them to put their lives at risk? The New Arab speaks to the youth of ...

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