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The Half-sister of embattled Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marries British journalist Ned Donovan.

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security partnerships with the Syrian regime.

Russians to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule

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Russians to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule

Putin says the changes are needed to ensure stability and cement Russian values in the face of pernicious Western influences.

UK's first online 'Muslim sex shop' set to launch

The New Arab Staff

UK's first online 'Muslim sex shop' set to launch

Habebee.com does not break the accepted rules of relations between husband and wife in Islam.

Saudi postpones reforms forcing husbands to disclose multiple wives

The New Arab Staff

Saudi postpones reforms forcing husbands to disclose multiple wives

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council ignored a recommendation aimed at ensuring Saudi women are aware if their husband has multiple wives or is already ...

The New Arab Staff

Hackers upload porn to Sudanese religious affairs ministry site

The Sudanese religious affairs ministry has announced that it has been hit by a cyber-attack where hackers uploaded pornographic videos to its official site.

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Rights-group says confiscated Assad millions should go to Syrians

The Syrian Human Rights Committee has called for 100 million dollars confiscated by a French court from Bashar al-Assad’s uncle Rifaat to be ...

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Sanctions passed under the United States’ Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act have targeted a series of figures associated with the Syrian ...

The New Arab Staff

Uproar in Sudan after marriage of four-year-old girl

Rights groups have called on the government to annul the marriage of a four-year-old girl in southern Sudan and urgently implement ...

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed ...

The New Arab

Iran ends state-backed contraception in bid to boost population

Iran's government will no longer provide contraception or vasectomies, in a bid to force citizens to have more children and combat falling birth ...

Iran launches 'Corona Police' to tackle coronavirus lockdown rebels

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Iran launches 'Corona Police' to tackle coronavirus lockdown rebels

A police force designed to keep citizens off the streets in Iran's 'red zone' - Abadan City - has been launched, as the Covid-19 toll continues ...

Get married or get taxed, Iranian cleric proposes

The New Arab Staff

Get married or get taxed, Iranian cleric proposes

Unmarried people over-28 should have to pay a tax for refusing to build a family, a conservative Iranian cleric has argued.

Iranians must live with coronavirus 'for long time': Rouhani

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iranians must live with coronavirus 'for long time': Rouhani

The Iranian people will have to live with the novel coronavirus for a long time, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday.

Wedding fever grips Gaza amid coronavirus lockdown

Khuloud Rabah Sulaiman

Wedding fever grips Gaza amid coronavirus lockdown

With wedding halls closed, couples in Gaza have settled for small and simple home ceremonies instead of traditionally elaborate celebrations.

The New Arab & agencies

Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus woes

Worshipers will be asked to keep their distance from one another and bring their own prayer rugs and copies of the Quran from home.

The New Arab

Women can't marry without male guardian's permission: Saudi Council

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council rejects proposal by female member that would allow women to marry without the permission of a male guardian

The New Arab

Algiers recalls France envoy over Hirak documentary controversy

A French documentary about the protest movement has created conflict between France and Algeria over its depiction of the government.

The New Arab & agencies

Jihadist violence shutters 2,500 Burkina Faso schools: watchdog

The deadly attacks have had major consequences for youngsters, including trauma, increased child labour and risks of child marriage for ...

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'forgive' killers

The sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi announced that they "forgive" their father's convicted killers, potentially sparing them ...

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Anu Shukla

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Tensions are rising on the remote prison island of Bhasan Char, where some 300 Rohingya refugees were shipped after being rescued from ...

Young Tunisians eat in secret despite Ramadan and lockdown

The New Arab & agencies

Young Tunisians eat in secret despite Ramadan and lockdown

The generation gap in religious observance is not new but it took on a new dimension this year as the fasting month coincides with strict ...

Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

Danya Hajjaji

Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

When a prominent Egyptian actor came forward as the parent of a trans son, Arab LGBTQ+ activists said a long-overdue conversation had begun, but ...

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