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

Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too late?

Lebanese women organise flash mob against sexual violence

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanese women organise flash mob against sexual violence

Women flooded the streets of Beirut to stand up against sexual violence, performing to the Chilean feminist anthem 'Un Violador En Tu Camino,' resonating with females around the world.

Hundreds of Tunisian women march against gender-based violence

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds of Tunisian women march against gender-based violence

Hundreds of women have gathered in Tunis to protest against violence targeting women and sexual harassment after an MP allegedly found ...

Tunisian women protest as 'masturbating' MP sworn in

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisian women protest as 'masturbating' MP sworn in

Tunisian women held protests as Zouheir Makhlouf, a new MP for the Qalb Tounes party who was caught in a video allegedly masturbating outside a ...

The New Arab & agencies

MP 'masturbating' near school ignites Tunisia #MeToo scandal

A newly elected Tunisian deputy appeared in court Monday over a video filmed by a woman that purported to show him masturbating in front of a school.

Ruby Hamad

Feminism doesn't just mean equal rights for white women

Comment: White feminist leaders must reach out to women of colour to heal a growing divide, writes Ruby Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces rape accuser in court

Ramadan was a professor at Oxford University until he was forced to take leave when the rape allegations surfaced at the height of the "Me Too" ...

The New Arab

Investigation finds Israel's spy agency undermined Iran deal

An investigation by NBC News uncovered how an Israeli security firm underwent a campaign to undermine the Iran 2015 deal by targeting US ...

There's no place for racism in women's liberation

Malia Bouattia

There's no place for racism in women's liberation

Comment: Intersectionality in feminism means also fighting the structures that dispossess People of Colour, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab

Arab women reveal rampant sexual harassment in entertainment industry

Arab women have revealed that sexual harassment is rife in the local entertainment industry, according to over a dozen women working in the ...

Harvey <em>Weinstein</em> 'hired ex-Mossad spies to silence accusers'

The New Arab

Harvey Weinstein 'hired ex-Mossad spies to silence accusers'

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein allegedly hired intelligence agents formerly of Israel's Mossad to investigate and attempt to ...

Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan disputes fresh misconduct claims

The New Arab & agencies

Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan disputes fresh misconduct claims

Tariq Ramadan on Monday rejected new allegations of sexual misconduct with minors and vowed legal action over the claims reported by the Tribune ...

'Me Too' in MENA

Hadani Ditmars

'Me Too' in MENA

Blog: Harassment is a universal experience for women, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Lessons from the 'female modesty' obsession

Amal Awad

Lessons from the 'female modesty' obsession

Comment: To help women change the currency of their relationships to men, we must teach them who they can be, without framing it in relation to ...

The New Arab

#MeToo: Arab women open up about sexual harassment

Women in the Middle East have shared their experiences with sexual assault and harassment as part of the global #MeToo hashtag to raise awareness of the magnitude of the problem.

Amal Awad

Workplace sexual abuse: Address the problem, not the symptoms

Comment: For many women, the issue of abuse in the workplace strengthens the argument they require special treatment and protection, rather than ...

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Jewish Defence League wants US comeback

In-depth: Canada's JDL leader says Trump presidency presents chance to rebuild far-right, Jewish nationalist movement in United States.

The New Arab

Israeli police back criminal investigation against Netanyahu over corruption

Israeli police will submit recommendations to Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit to investigate suspicions of criminal acts allegedly involving ...

Israeli PM Netanyahu 'suspected of criminal conduct'

The New Arab

Israeli PM Netanyahu 'suspected of criminal conduct'

A fresh probe into the Israeli prime minister's past travel expenses again raises suspicions of misconduct.

Nidal Mohammad Watad

Israeli cabinet votes on harsher laws against Palestinian stone-throwers

Israel's security cabinet was set to vote Thursday on harsher laws against Palestinians, including the introduction of mandatory minimum ...

Israel expands use of snipers in Negev

Nidal Mohammad Watad

Israel expands use of snipers in Negev

Israel plans to expand the use of snipers against protesters throwing stones at Israeli vehicles in Palestinian Bedouin areas, Haaretz said on ...

Battling the Bedouins' birth rate for Israeli-style democracy

Nick Rodrigo

Battling the Bedouins' birth rate for Israeli-style democracy

Comment: The fight against polygamy is less about protecting vulnerable women and children and more about demographic control, writes Nick ...

The US drone war will never end

Said Arikat

The US drone war will never end

Comment: Drones have conditioned United States citizens to be comfortable with reports of "collateral damage". But despite Obama's assurances of ...

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