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Children and women particularly are suffering from mental health issues due to the ongoing violence in the country.

Lebanon is on the verge of a mental health emergency after the trauma of the devastating Beirut explosion.

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Yousra Samir Imran

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

Calls for UK to halt deportation of Sudanese child

The New Arab Staff

Calls for UK to halt deportation of Sudanese child

More than 300 lawyers, MPs and other prominent figures have signed a petition to see Jasmine, 11, stay in the UK.

Mel Plant

Mashrou Leila frontman sings moving tribute to gay activist

The openly gay frontman of Lebanese alternative band Mashrou Leila has voiced his support for Sarah Hegazi, the Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist who died by suicide last week.

Danya Hajjaji

Egypt LGBTQ+ activist arrested for flying Pride flag dies

Social media users mourned the passing of Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist Sarah Hegazi, who was arrested and tortured by authorities for flying a ...

Sophia Akram

Yazidis face looming mental health crisis as Covid-19 spreads

The Covid-19 pandemic risks deepening a mental health crisis for traumatised Yazidis in Iraq, who are still recovering from the barbarity of the ...

The New Arab

Canada city faces backlash over mosques' calls to prayer

The Canadian city of Mississauga has faced backlash for allowing mosques to broadcast the evening call to prayer during Ramadan.

For Syrians fleeing Idlib, there's nowhere left to run

Sam Hamad

For Syrians fleeing Idlib, there's nowhere left to run

Comment: The 2015 'refugee crisis' put the EU's inhumane anti-refugee policies on full display. A repeat of that could be about to happen, ...

Tahmina Begum

The UK-based grassroots charity taking on the Rohingya crisis

The New Arab Meets: Rahima Begum whose international human rights organisation from East London is contributing proof to the case on the ...

British woman appeals conviction of lying about gang rape

The New Arab

British woman appeals conviction of lying about gang rape

A British woman convicted of lying about being raped by a group of 12 Israeli tourists is appealing the verdict, citing legal irregularities ...

British teenager given suspended sentence for 'lying' about rape

The New Arab & agencies

British teenager given suspended sentence for 'lying' about rape

Judge Michalis Papahthansious handed the woman a fourth month sentence, suspended for three years. Protesters from Israel stood outside the ...

Cyprus court to sentence Briton over 'imaginary' gang-rape

The New Arab & agencies

Cyprus court to sentence Briton over 'imaginary' gang-rape

A Cypriot court is due Tuesday to sentence a British teenager convicted of falsely accusing a group of Israelis of gang-rape, in a case that has ...

Israel, social stigmas, patriarchy and Palestine’s growing suicide epidemic

Diana Alghoul

Israel, social stigmas, patriarchy and Palestine’s growing suicide epidemic

A recent report showed that cases of suicide in Palestine have increased by 14 percent and there are many complex reasons behind this harrowing ...

The New Arab

Corbyn joins iftar to commemorate Finsbury Park mosque attack

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn broke fast with members of the Muslim community in North London on Tuesday to commemorate the second anniversary of the Finsbury Park mosque attack

Karsen Breanne

Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and generational memory in Iran

Book Club: Physician and medical anthropologist, Orkideh Behrouzan, takes an investigative look into mental health in Iran – a country known to ...

Hanin Elholy

Israel's war crimes fuel mental illness in Gaza

International attention inevitably shifts away when a war ends, but its victims live with the scars - both visible and invisible - for years ...

Aamir Ali Bhat

Women hit worst by Kashmir's continuing conflict

In-depth: For women, the consequences of living in the world's largest militarised zone are particularly gruelling, writes Aamir Ali Bhat.

UK accused of 'inertia' after Dubai 'wrongfully detains' man

The New Arab

UK accused of 'inertia' after Dubai 'wrongfully detains' man

The UK is being accused of collusion with the UAE for inaction over the imprisonment of Andrew Neal, detained in Dubai for five months despite ...

Charlie Hoyle

When Israel strikes, Gaza's children have nowhere to run

The crushing decade-long siege on the densely populated Gaza Strip means children have nowhere to play, nowhere to escape, and, during ...

US marine veteran opens fire on packed California bar

The New Arab & agencies

US marine veteran opens fire on packed California bar

A US Marine Corps veteran has opened fire on a crowded country bar in California.

British troops suffer higher rates of <em>PTSD</em>: study

The New Arab

British troops suffer higher rates of PTSD: study

Some 17 percent of ex-military personnel who had combat roles in Iraq or Afghanistan reported symptoms suggesting probable PTSD.

McCain's wars helped get Trump elected

Wilson Dizard

McCain's wars helped get Trump elected

Comment: John McCain's support for the disastrous war in Iraq allowed Trump to appeal to a sense of anger and defeat, writes Wilson Dizard.

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