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Marking International Women's Day, Amnesty highlights the plight of women throughout the MENA, who struggle with added pressures deriving from the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

The presence of the militias to counter a Turkish offensive against the PKK in Sinjar has prompted fears of a new wave of Yazidi displacement, Jahour Ali said.

Draft law sparks fears for women's rights in Egypt

The New Arab Staff

Draft law sparks fears for women's rights in Egypt

The draft personal status law would be a major set-back for women's rights if realised, a leading Egyptian rights organisation said this week.

China smears female Uighur ex-detainees as 'inferior', adulterers

The New Arab Staff

China smears female Uighur ex-detainees as 'inferior', adulterers

Chinese officials have targeted Uighur former detainees in recent months, rejecting allegations of forced sterilisation and abuse.

Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict.

Judit Neurink

Trial sparks a wave of desperation in Iraq's Kurdistan

Comment: The trial of five Kurdish activists and journalists for 'spying' has left Kurds furious with their leaders. As hardship increases, they recoil against growing authoritarianism, writes Judit Neurink.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN sanctions top Houthi police official in Yemen’s capital

“In these sites, women, including at least one minor, were forcibly disappeared, repeatedly interrogated, raped, tortured, denied timely medical ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

The chaos complicates an already intractable standoff between the military and a protest movement that has been staging large-scale ...

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Euphoria of Morocco's Arab Spring has fizzled out

Morocco has surpassed dissent in the kingdom, after a short protest campaign during the Arab Spring.

Sisters of freed Saudi activist Hathloul demand 'real' justice

The New Arab Staff

Sisters of freed Saudi activist Hathloul demand 'real' justice

Although recently released, Loujain Al-Hathloul will remain under strict restrictions, including a five-year travel ban and three years of ...

The New Arab Staff

China bans BBC World News for content 'violation'

A recent BBC report broadcast claims of the systematic rape and sexual abuse of women at detention camps for ethnic Uighurs and other ...

80 percent of Ethiopia's Tigray 'cut off from aid'

The New Arab Staff

80 percent of Ethiopia's Tigray 'cut off from aid'

Some 80 percent of Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region has been cut off from humanitarian aid, the country's Red Cross Society said.

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul released from prison

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Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul released from prison

Leading Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been released from prison after nearly three years behind bars, her family says

'Boycott Beijing Olympics' over 'Muslim genocide', British MPs demand

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'Boycott Beijing Olympics' over 'Muslim genocide', British MPs demand

Senior UK politicians have urged British athletes to boycott next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing in response to a 'genocide' against Uighurs ...

Sexual assault cases rock Egypt with criticism over handling

The New Arab Staff

Sexual assault cases rock Egypt with criticism over handling

Two cases of sexual assault in Egypt have revealed faults in prosecuting the accused and caring for victims.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Uighur protesters in Turkey demand information about family members

Dozens of Uighurs have protested at the Chinese consulate in Istanbul to demand information about relatives held in detention camps by the Chinese government.

The New Arab Staff

'Credible case' China carrying out genocide against Uighurs: lawyers

The British government has so far stopped short of invoking the term "genocide", arguing only courts can make that legal definition.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US, UK vow action after Uighur sexual violence report

The US and UK vowed action after a BBC investigation detailed testimonies of sexual violence against Uighur women in Chinese camps.

The New Arab Staff

US organisation to sue prison for denying inmate imam

Prison officials refused to grant Domineque "Hakim" Ray the religious accommodation request to have an Imam present at his execution.

US 'deeply disturbed' at reports of Uighur mass <em>rape</em>

The New Arab Staff

US 'deeply disturbed' at reports of Uighur mass rape

The US has called for an investigation on the systematic rape and sexual abuse against Muslim Uighur women in Chinese internment camps ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lord's Resistance Army commander guilty of war crimes: ICC

Dominic Ongwen was found guilty of crimes including the crime of forced pregnancy relating to women he took as sex slaves.

Woman extradited from Israel facing child sex abuse charges

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Woman extradited from Israel facing child sex abuse charges

Malka Leifer is standing trial in Australia on child sex abuse charges

The West's dangerous dalliance with Hindu extremists

Arif Rafiq

The West's dangerous dalliance with Hindu extremists

Comment: Power politics and the pursuit of profits are driving the West's enabling of the RSS and other Hindu extremist groups in India, writes ...

Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

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 ...

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