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The families were given until Thursday to reach an agreement with settlers, but this seems improbable, based on statements from residents and their legal representatives.

At least three of the prisoner's family members have been detained since they published the allegations of sexual assault and torture.

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

Sarah Shaffi

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

As I Want: The abused survivors of Egypt's revolution

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

As I Want: The abused survivors of Egypt's revolution

Film Review: Premiered in the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, Samaher Al Qadi's latest feature, a biographical documentary, explores the ...

Oil spill off Israel reaches south Lebanese beaches

Maghie Ghali

Oil spill off Israel reaches south Lebanese beaches

The Lebanon Diving Center detail their efforts on cleaning up South Lebanon's tainted shoreline following a massive oil spill off the coast of ...

The New Arab Staff

Woman in Egypt arrested for impersonating doctor, kidnapping child

Police returned the child to its family after tracking down the suspected kidnapper.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Amnesty International denounces Sanaa Seif prison sentence

Amnesty International called the sentencing of Egyptian political activist Sanaa Seif "another crushing blow" to freedom of expression in the ...

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia says 'men only' job ads are illegal

The Saudi government has enacted a series of social and economic reforms under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The New Arab Staff

Egypt city spooked by 'jinn haunting' ancient mosque well

People in Qalyoub have appealed to authorities to solve the mystery of a jinn haunting a well in the ancient Al-Zahir Baybars mosque

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the ...

Gaia Caramazza

Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

While attending the Arab Spring protests, Eltahawy was beaten and sexually assaulted. Ten years on, she reflects on violence against women and ...

TNA Voice Podcast: Arab Spring Special (Part 2)

The New Arab Staff

TNA Voice Podcast: Arab Spring Special (Part 2)

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

The facade of women's rights in Saudi Arabia

Yousra Samir Imran

The facade of women's rights in Saudi Arabia

In-depth: The decision to transfer imprisoned activist Loujain al-Hathloul to a terrorism tribunal is proof that little progress has ...

Egypt arrests 14 for racism against top Zamalek footballer

The New Arab Staff

Egypt arrests 14 for racism against top Zamalek footballer

In one of the incidents, a video that surfaced on Facebook showed a group of four men chanting 'Shikabala, Shikabala' while pointing at a black ...

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Horriya Marzouk

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Plans for a new film about Cleopatra starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot have sparked controversy in Egypt.

The New Arab Staff

UAE becomes latest Arab country to grant paternity leave

The UAE will grant paternity leave to new fathers in the private sector.

The New Arab Staff

'It's permissible to mourn atheists, homosexuals,' Egyptian cleric says

A cleric in Egypt clarified it is permissible to mourn the lives of atheists and homosexuals, after a debate was triggered by the death of queer ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptian hospitals at critical threshold amid increasing coronavirus fear

Egyptian hospitals are suffering from a shortage of staff, medical supplies and protective gear amid fears that the country has not reached the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Anxiety grows for Egypt jail inmates amid coronavirus shutdowns

The families of Egypt's detainees are calling for action to be taken before coronavirus finds its way into Egypt's overcrowded and neglected ...

Egypt to free women arrested over prisoner release protests

The New Arab

Egypt to free women arrested over prisoner release protests

Four prominent Egyptian activists are set to be released on bail after protesting for the release of prisoners before the COVID-19 pandemic ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt detains prominent activists for demanding prisoner releases

Egyptian police arrested four prominent women activists as they campaigned for the release of prisoners as the country grapples with a ...

London pays musical tribute to Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum

Yousif Nur

London pays musical tribute to Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum

Vulnerability, tenderness, poignancy, scandal and tragedy: A play that has it all, documenting renowned Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum's legendary ...

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Book Club: The New Arab rounds up some of the best reads written in English by Arab authors this year.

will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

Lyndon Peters

will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

Comment: Celebrities, businesses and governments still have time to take a stand against UAE's human rights record, and pull their support from ...

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