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Comment: Calls for castration and hanging as punishment for rape have been growing, but such draconian measures fail to tackle the root cause of gender-based violence, writes Zahra Khozema.

As Lebanon reels from one of its worst tragedies in recent times, experts are concerned about what the explosion could mean for the future.

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

Tehran is cautious over developments taking place in Lebanon, where a deadly blast killed more than 170 people last week and prompted the resignation of the government.

Lebanon government on brink over blast fallout

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon government on brink over blast fallout

The under-fire cabinet, struggling to weather the political storm, was due to meet in the afternoon amid widespread demands for an end ...

Lebanese justice minister resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese justice minister resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast

Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm has become the third Lebanese cabinet member to resign as angry protests continue over the deadly Beirut ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'No hope' of finding survivors at Lebanon blast site

The huge explosion that hit Beirut's port devastated large parts of the Lebanese capital, claimed over 150 lives and wounded some 6,000 people.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Furious Lebanese vow new protests over deadly mega-blast

While the exact circumstances that led to the blast are not yet known, protesters say it could not have happened without corruption and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron hosts Trump for virtual donor conference on Lebanon

A virtual conference is due to be held on Sunday to bring together world leaders in efforts to assist Lebanon after the deadly Beirut port blast.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Canada launches Lebanon relief fund after deadly Beirut blast

Canada has vowed to match donations to a Lebanon relief fund to aid the victims of the Beirut port blast, where more than 150 people died ...

Lebanon PM Diab to call for early polls

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon PM Diab to call for early polls

Hassan Diab said he would propose early polls to cabinet on Monday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron visits Lebanon after deadly mega-blast

Macron's visit was the first by a foreign head of state since Tuesday's unprecedented tragedy.

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

Narjas Zatat

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

With sexual assault cases increasing, and a growing body of voices online refusing to back down, some critics argue there could be a ...

Autopsy confirms cop suffocated George Floyd

The New Arab & agencies

Autopsy confirms cop suffocated George Floyd

An autopsy found Monday that an African-American man whose death has set off nationwide unrest was suffocated by a police officer.

The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

Mustafa al-Kadhimi is the third candidate in as many months, only this time it appears he may succeed in forming yet another in a long ...

Brotherhood: Oscar-nominated film on Tunisia's returned jihadists

Narjas Zatat

Brotherhood: Oscar-nominated film on Tunisia's returned jihadists

The short has collected 60 awards in 48 countries, including the 2018 Carthage Film Days’ Tanit d’Or and the Best Canadian Short Film ...

Sarah Khalil

Three months after Lebanon's uprising began, protesters target banks

In-depth: Public anger has boiled over in crisis-hit Lebanon as the protest movement enters its third month. The New Arab interviewed an activist to understand why banks are being targeted.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon central bank seeks formal banking controls

Since September, Lebanon Banks have arbitrarily capped the amount of dollars customers can withdraw or transfer abroad, sparking fury ...

The New Arab

Tunisia's president promises to honour demands of revolution

Tunisia's president made an unscheduled visit to Sidi Bouzid, where the first protests of Tunisia's revolt erupted, sparking the Arab Spring ...

The New Arab

Tunisia arrests protesters amid clashes in 'Arab Spring birthplace'

Clashes in Jelma started after the death last Friday of 25-year-old Abdelwahed Hablani who set himself on fire in the centre of the ...

Iraqi protesters regroup as crackdown death toll tops 50

The New Arab

Iraqi protesters regroup as crackdown death toll tops 50

Determined Iraqis in Nasiriyah, Najaf, and other cities resumed protests on Friday after a brutal crackdown by security forces ...

The New Arab

'Bloodbath': Witnesses describe brutal crackdown on protests in Iraq

At least 35 anti-government protesters have been killed by security forces in the past 24-hour period, amid spiraling violence in the capital ...

Middle East women killed, blinded, imprisoned <em>and</em> kidnapped

Mel Plant

Middle East women killed, blinded, imprisoned and kidnapped

Women continue to face extreme violence throughout the region, whether from former partners or while protesting on the streets.

Pro-government violence threatens Lebanon’s mourning protesters demanding activist’s release

The New Arab

Pro-government violence threatens Lebanon’s mourning protesters demanding activist’s release

Despite increasing violence from armed pro-government supporters, Lebanon’s protesters filled streets in Beirut and Baabda to mourn ...

Revolutionaries, not 'babes': Stop objectifying Lebanon's women protesters

Sarah Khalil

Revolutionaries, not 'babes': Stop objectifying Lebanon's women protesters

Why have some chosen to focus on the appearance of Lebanese women in the recent wave of nationwide protests?

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