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The role of art in revolutions is as old as time, and now George Floyd's portrait is overtaking the walls of cities across the globe.

In today's roundup: Iran sees record rise in new cases, Israel suspends parliament after MK tests positive and fears mount of second wave of infections in Saudi Arabia.

Doctor, father of three face FGM charge in Egypt

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Doctor, father of three face FGM charge in Egypt

The doctor allegedly visited the girls' home under the premise that he would vaccinate them against coronavirus.

Another UAE princess attempted to escape royal family: report

The New Arab Staff

Another UAE princess attempted to escape royal family: report

A princess from the UAE's extended royal family is the latest to attempt to flee the kingdom, according to a 60 Minutes Australia report.

Stranded workers in Lebanon forced to sleep outside consulate

The New Arab

Stranded workers in Lebanon forced to sleep outside consulate

Ethiopian domestic workers in Lebanon who have lost their jobs are given little protection under the country's current sponsorship system.

Gaia Caramazza

Why art still matters in the Middle East

Despite a global pandemic, artists in the Middle East are finding new ways to express themselves.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi women struggle for work due to coronavirus pandemic

Women in Saudi Arabia are struggling to retain jobs in the wake of Covid-19.

The New Arab

Iran chess official targeted over daughter's hijab

Shohreh Bayat faced a backlash in Iran for photos in which she appeared not to be wearing the hijab while judging the FIDE Women’s World Chess ...

Khaled A. Beydoun

Trump, racism and America's original sin

Comment: By conflating Black Lives Matter protesters with looters, and nonviolent assembly with domestic terrorism, President Trump has ...

Sudanese raped in sit-in massacre wait for justice

The New Arab & agencies

Sudanese raped in sit-in massacre wait for justice

Dozens of women who were raped during the brutal dispersal of a Khartoum sit-in camp one year ago are forced to wrestle with their ...

The New Arab

Divorces rise by nearly a third in Saudi Arabia

Divorces are on the rise in Saudi Arabia.

Wedding fever grips Gaza amid coronavirus lockdown

Khuloud Rabah Sulaiman

Wedding fever grips Gaza amid coronavirus lockdown

With wedding halls closed, couples in Gaza have settled for small and simple home ceremonies instead of traditionally elaborate celebrations.

UN humanitarian coordinator Lise Grande: Covid-19 will devastate Yemen

Ibtisam Azem

UN humanitarian coordinator Lise Grande: Covid-19 will devastate Yemen

The New Arab spoke with UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande about dealing with coronavirus in war-torn Yemen.

Gazan woman 'killed by father for calling divorced mother'

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Gazan woman 'killed by father for calling divorced mother'

A 20-year-old woman in Gaza was fatally beaten by her remarried father after calling her mother to wish her a happy Eid.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

The New Arab

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East's resilience in the face of the novel coronavirus this week.

The New Arab & agencies

Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus woes

Worshipers will be asked to keep their distance from one another and bring their own prayer rugs and copies of the Quran from home.

The New Arab

Iran FM flips the script on US over protests

Tehran's top diplomat altered a State Department statement on protests in Iran to berate the US over the killing of George Floyd and protests ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

Officials in Iran have yet to issue an overall death toll for the unrest, while London-based human rights group Amnesty International has put ...

The New Arab & agencies

Top Iran body denies negligence in teenage girl's killing

Iran's Guardian Council denied there was a link between the killing of a teenage girl by her father and a delayed child protection law.

<em>Women</em> can't marry without male guardian's permission: Saudi Council

The New Arab

Women can't marry without male guardian's permission: Saudi Council

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council rejects proposal by female member that would allow women to marry without the permission of a male guardian

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Why Canada must cancel its Saudi weapons deal

Comment: It's time Justin Trudeau met Saudi Arabia's abysmal human rights record with real action, and cancelled Canada's weapons sales, writes ...

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni <em>women</em>

Sahar Esfandiari

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Al Yamaniah is shining a spotlight on the creative talents of Yemeni women.

Surrealist painter captures Iraq's descent into the abyss

Nazli Tarzi

Surrealist painter captures Iraq's descent into the abyss

Inside Karrar Sattar's work lives a distinctive darkness and haunting sadness that echoes the lived experiences of the nation at large.

Coronavirus outbreak detected among Sri Lankan workers from Kuwait

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus outbreak detected among Sri Lankan workers from Kuwait

Almost 160 Sri Lankans returning from Kuwait have tested positive for coronavirus, including one woman who has died.

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