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In-depth: Arab women played a pivotal role as activists, organisers and leaders during the 2011 uprisings, but a decade later the promise of greater gender equality remains unfulfilled.

Al-Manassa's editor-in-chief was released on 10,000 EGP bail in the early hours of Friday, following her arrest during a raid on the outlet's offices.

Egypt police raid news outlet office, arrest editor-in-chief

The New Arab Staff

Egypt police raid news outlet office, arrest editor-in-chief

Al-Manassa news site said in a statement that at least eight police raided its offices and searched computers before arresting its editor, Nora Younis.

German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

The New Arab

German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

Identified only as Taha al-J., the 37-year-old Iraqi man is also accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes and human trafficking in the ...

Hundreds search in Malaysia for missing teenager despite Eid

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds search in Malaysia for missing teenager despite Eid

Nora Quoirin, a 15-year-old with learning difficulties, disappeared on August 4, a day after checking into the resort with her ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia temporarily releases at least four women activists

Saudi Arabia on Thursday temporarily released at least four more of the eleven women's rights activists currently facing trial, following the provisional release of three of the detainees last month.

The New Arab & agencies

US citizens among nine held in Saudi crackdown: activists

News of the arrests came the morning after US lawmakers voted to end military support for a Saudi-led war in neighbouring Yemen, which has ...

Mel Plant

The Other Americans: Tackling immigrant identity with love

Book Club: Laila Lalami's The Other Americans is an engaging tale of what it means to be an immigrant, or the daughter of immigrants, in ...

Diana Alghoul

Palestinian Journeys: archiving the struggle and continuing the resistance

Documenting Palestinian history since the Ottoman Empire, highlighting Palestine's trademark 'sumoud', or persistence, Palestinian Journeys is a ...

Palestinian Christians decry Trump's Jerusalem decision

Charlie Hoyle

Palestinian Christians decry Trump's Jerusalem decision

Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has left Palestinian Christians dismayed, with communities worried about their ...

The New Arab

Egypt clairvoyant claims she 'changed path' of Hurricane Irma

An Egyptian television host has claimed to have saved the lives of Florida residents living in the path of Hurricane Irma after she "changed the ...

Syrian refugees volunteer to feed US Hurricane Irma evacuees

The New Arab

Syrian refugees volunteer to feed US Hurricane Irma evacuees

Syrians refugees who know too well the feeling of leaving everything behind sprung into action when Hurricane Irma devastated homes in ...

Egypt 'to build naval base on Eritrea's <em>Nora</em> island'

The New Arab

Egypt 'to build naval base on Eritrea's Nora island'

The Eritrean opposition have released details on a new Egyptian naval port - but questions have emerged in Ethiopia over Cairo's real ...

7 things you must try in Marrakesh

Shaima Al Tamimi

7 things you must try in Marrakesh

Love exploring the world? Don't miss out on any of these must-dos in Morocco by travel blogger Shaima Al Tamimi

Mosul's children process trauma through play Mosul's children process trauma through play

Robert Cusack

Mosul's children process trauma through play

Thousands of children are learning to deal with the mind-destroying horrors seen in war-zones in safe spaces created by aid agencies.

Mohammed Arafat

The wedding conflict: Why Gazans are refusing marriage

Official Palestinian statistics show that there are 125,000 single women of marriageable age, in a population of 180,000.

Mohammed Arafat

Get Me Out of Here: Gaza's marriage crisis

As Gazans struggle to make ends meet, rising unemployment, soaring prices and social expectations make marriage impossible writes Mohammed ...

The New Arab

Princes and pashas: Syrian regime co-opts Druze with honours

The Syrian regime has handed out Ottoman-era titles to loyalists in the Druze stronghold of Suweida, angering some locals who believe the move ...

Khaled al-Shayea

Students complain of 'arbitrary expulsions' at Saudi technical colleges

Feature: Students at Saudi Arabia's technical colleges are complaining about chaotic administration and the expulsions of more than 2,000 ...

Jumblatt gets his day in court

Saad Kiwan

Jumblatt gets his day in court

Comment: Walid Jumblatt's evidence to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon was an impassioned accusation directed at Syria for decades of political ...

Rafat Sub Laban

My family is facing forced displacement

Blog: The Ghaith-Sub Laban family's house in the Old City of Jerusalem is a target of Israeli settlers who are trying to evict three generations ...

No happy ending for a failed love

Azmi Bishara

No happy ending for a failed love

After the rebellion of Arab youth, there can be no return to the era of tyranny. Yet just as failed romances do not have a happy ending, we ...

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