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Amnesty has criticised the 'absurd' charges levelled against 10 Egyptian TikTok influencers, condemning the draconian policing of women's bodies and their right to earn an independent living.

Comment: The abuses Trump's agents have perpetrated on protesters in Portland were already painfully routine among immigrants and Muslim Americans, writes Imrul Islam.

Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

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Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

Rights groups say the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been curtailing freedoms since he took office in 2014.

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Yazan al-Saadi

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial attitudes ...

Afghan truce begins ahead of possible talks

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Afghan truce begins ahead of possible talks

A three-day ceasefire between Taliban and government forces has begun as Muslims across the world celebrate Eid al-Adha.

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Mental health crisis plaguing Yazidi child survivors of IS

Thousands of Yazidi children are facing an unprecedented mental and physical health crisis, including post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression, years after their release from IS captivity, Amnesty has warned

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Syrian men, trans women suffered ‘monstrous’ sexual violence

Human Rights Watch has reported of harrowing violence in Syria against men and trans women during the war.

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Love or hate? Marmite releases hummus flavour vegetable spread

After releasing a range of yeast spread-scented toiletries, Marmite is back with a bizarre new mix.

Horriya Marzouk

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Comment: Egypt needs a culture shift, but also a comprehensive law against sexual violence, rather than just minor adjustments ...

Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

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Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

A Moroccan court has ordered that the chief editor of Moroccan independent daily Akhbar Al-Yaoum remain in custody over charges of "indecent ...

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Malian jihadist on trial at ICC over Timbuktu destruction

Al Hassan is the second Islamist extremist to face trial at the ICC for the destruction of the Timbuktu shrines, following a 2016 landmark ...

Bella Hadid is right, Palestinians won't stand for erasure

Elias Jahshan

Bella Hadid is right, Palestinians won't stand for erasure

Comment: What happened to Bella Hadid is just one of the many ways we Palestinians are censored when we speak our truth, writes Elias Jahshan.

Egyptian writer Mohamed Hashem arrested over <em>sexual</em> assault allegations

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Egyptian writer Mohamed Hashem arrested over sexual assault allegations

Amid Egypt's growing #MeToo movement, prominent writer Mohamed Hashem was arrested after a poet accused him of sexually assaulting her last year.

Egypt bill protects identity of <em>sexual</em> assault victims

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Egypt bill protects identity of sexual assault victims

Egyptians filing sexual assault cases will have the option to remain anonymous to the public, while the credentials of victims will ...

How Egypt's <em>sexual</em> harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

Narjas Zatat

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

With sexual assault cases increasing, and a growing body of voices online refusing to back down, some critics argue there could be a ...

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Egypt calls for investigation into online assault allegations

The women's council in Egypt is calling for an investigation after over a hundred allegations surfaced online accusing an Egyptian man of rape and sexual assault.

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Facebook urged to block anti-gay 'hate speech' in MENA

Around 20 activist groups called on Facebook to stop the spread of anti-gay hate speech targeting the LGBTQ+ community in the Middle East and ...

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Turkey defends Red Crescent head in anti-gay tweet row

Turkey's presidency defended Turkish Red Crescent chief Kerem Kinik after he compared the LGBTQ+ community to paedophiles.

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'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

Both the Black Lives Matter movement and Lebanon's economic crisis have given the push to end the 'abusive and racist' kafala system a new sense ...

Twenty-four organisations urge UN chief to blacklist Saudi coalition

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Twenty-four organisations urge UN chief to blacklist Saudi coalition

A coalition of 24 NGOs says the Saudi-led coalition is responsible for killing or maiming 222 children in Yemen in 2019, and must be put back on ...

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UN orders war crime probe in Libya

The UN's top rights body ordered a fact-finding mission to Libya to document violations committed since 2016 as ICC prosecutors said mass graves ...

Coronavirus emptied detention centres, they should remain closed forever

Malia Bouattia

Coronavirus emptied detention centres, they should remain closed forever

Comment: The Tories' hostile environment was suspended just long enough to prove another world is possible. Now though, it's back to business, ...

Twitter permanently bans Katie Hopkins for ‘hateful conduct’

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Twitter permanently bans Katie Hopkins for ‘hateful conduct’

The social media site confirmed it has permanently suspended the account of far-right provocateur Katie Hopkins for violating its hateful ...

Arab LGBT community mourns the loss of Sara Hegazy

Yousra Samir Imran

Arab LGBT community mourns the loss of Sara Hegazy

The death of Egyptian activist Sara Hegazy sent shockwaves through the Arab LGBT community.

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