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Egyptian authorities have been ridiculed for the construction of a bridge that takes no consideration for the surrounding residential tower blocks.

Conflicting reports, recent measures taken by the Israeli authorities, and the prisons' cramped conditions have led many to call for action to be taken.

Egypt upholds controversial niqab ban for Cairo University staff

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Egypt upholds controversial niqab ban for Cairo University staff

An Egypt court made a final, non-appealable decision upholding a ban on teaching staff wearing the face veil at Cairo University.

A decade in photos: Images that moved the world

Sarah Khalil

A decade in photos: Images that moved the world

The New Arab puts together some of the most iconic photographs emerging from the region between 2010 and 2019. Some images may be distressing.

Australia releases gay Saudi journalists from detention

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Australia releases gay Saudi journalists from detention

Australia has released two gay journalists who have been trying to seek asylum after escaping Saudi Arabia.

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Israeli bulldozers kill man while demolishing Palestinian houses

A Palestinian man was killed after his car was hit by an Israeli bulldozer engaged in the illegal demolition of houses belonging to detainees accused of killing an Israeli ex-soldier.

CJ Werleman

Australia can do better than detaining gay Saudi journalists

Comment: Australia's treatment of two gay men fleeing persecution in Saudi Arabia is a far cry from the liberal image it likes to paint for ...

The New Arab

Palestinian Authority outlaws child marriage in occupied West Bank

Previously under the West Bank's legal system - a hybrid of Ottoman, British, Jordanian and PA laws - the legal marriage age was 15 for females ...

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Kuwait arrests man in joker costume for 'terrorising people'

Hababi posted a series of images to more than 182,000 followers on Instagram, as well as two videos in which he is seen driving while laughing ...

Instagram influencer arrested over 'blasphemous' comedy skit in Kuwait

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Instagram influencer arrested over 'blasphemous' comedy skit in Kuwait

Shahab Murtadha Ghafouri, a popular blogger with more than 1.1 million followers on Instagram, was taken to court over a skit posted on ...

Amal Nassar, Guissou Jahangiri and Anushka Sehmi

For Afghans, International Justice Day is nothing to celebrate

Comment: The ICC has effectively turned its back on the tens of thousands of Afghan victims of a never ending war, write Amal Nassar, ...

Palestinian prisoner dies in Israeli prison custody

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Palestinian prisoner dies in Israeli prison custody

A Palestinian detainee died on Tuesday while being held in solitary confinement in an Israeli jail, the latest in a series of deaths of ...

The Arab League in Tunisia must hold Bashir accountable

Amal Nassar and Fadi Al-Qadi

The Arab League in Tunisia must hold Bashir accountable

Comment: For years, Sudan's globetrotting dictator Bashir has avoided transfer to the ICC. The Arab League meeting in Tunisia must end his ...

Muslim women can jump: Defying stereotypes in sports

Sami Rahman

Muslim women can jump: Defying stereotypes in sports

Society: As more and more Muslim women take the sporting world by storm, seeing the hijab in a stadium, or even the ring, is quickly becoming ...

One Palestinian's vision for art in Washington

Rose Worden

One Palestinian's vision for art in Washington

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian artist Ahmed Hmeedat who grew up in Bethlehem's Dheisheh refugee camp and is now exhibiting work at the Museum ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

World Hijab Day promotes visibility, not meaningful progress

Comment: Let's look forward to the day when World Hijab Day no longer exists, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Rose Worden

A Washington hub for the celebration of Palestinian culture

The New Arab Meets: Bshara Nassar, the director of the Museum of the Palestinian People to learn more about his vision for a cultural ...

The New Arab & agencies

Five Palestinians 'killed by Israeli fire in border clashes'

Israel's siege on Gaza will make the enclave "unlivable" by 2020, the UN has warned.

The New Arab

Palestinian succumbs to debilitating bullet wounds after nine-year battle

Yacoub Fayeq Nassar was shot by Israeli forces in 2009, which left him paralysed from the waist down and eventually requiring leg ...

Israeli minister: Palestinian calling for right-to-return must be fired

The New Arab

Israeli minister: Palestinian calling for right-to-return must be fired

Makbula Nassar was vocal in her solidarity of fellow Palestinians on social media, which had become a topic of controversy inside Israel

The New Arab & agencies

Instagram a window to the world for besieged Gazans

Instagram stars in the Gaza Strip are using the social media platform to show the world a different side to the besieged enclave.

Palestine's new electronic crime law 'suppresses freedom of expression'

The New Arab

Palestine's new electronic crime law 'suppresses freedom of expression'

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been criticised by rights groups for introducing an electronic crime law which punishes anyone seen to ...

World Refugee Day: Trump's aid withdrawal hurts mothers

Nourhan Nassar

World Refugee Day: Trump's aid withdrawal hurts mothers

Women in refugee camps around the world have been put at risk by the Trump administration's withdrawal of funding for the UN's maternal health ...

Outrage as Palestinian authorities detain student for Facebook post

Diana Alghoul

Outrage as Palestinian authorities detain student for Facebook post

Outraged Palestinians slammed the detention of a 23-year-old student who was taken by the PA for criticising an official on Facebook.

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