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The former boss of Catholic Relief Service in Sudan was arrested following an altercation in which he called a security guard a 'slave'.

Authorities seized $10 million worth of fossils from homes belonging to Adnan Oktar, an infamous Islamic creationist cult leader.

Kuwaiti patient cuts off Egyptian doctor's tongue

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Kuwaiti patient cuts off Egyptian doctor's tongue

A Kuwaiti patient beat and cut off the tongue of an Egyptian doctor during an ear examination.

Death of pregnant Palestinian woman sparks domestic <em>abuse</em> fears

The New Arab Staff

Death of pregnant Palestinian woman sparks domestic abuse fears

A pregnant Palestinian woman was found dead in her home, in the latest case of domestic abuse in the occupied West Bank.

Thousands of boys chained, tortured in Sudan Islamic schools

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Thousands of boys chained, tortured in Sudan Islamic schools

Boys as young as five-years-old have been found chained and tortured at Islamic schools in Sudan, a new BBC investigation reveals.

Mobashra Tazamal

Dismantling the counterterror narrative is long overdue

Comment: The language and logic of counter-terrorism established by the US has been used to justify a devastating spectrum of Muslim persecution from France to China, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

Ramona Wadi

The Slave Yards by Najwa Bin Shatwan

Book Club: Najwa Bin Shatwan's unforgettable novel explores questions of race, class, and freedom in nineteenth century Libya.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

At least 30,000 girls forced into marriage in Iran

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At least 30,000 girls forced into marriage in Iran

Masoumeh Ebtekar criticised the government after saying at least 30,000 girls under the age of 14 are forced into marriage every year.

Narjas Zatat

#FreeToBeOnline calls for protection of girls against online harassment

Young women's access to the internet is not only curtailed, but in many places, including in parts of the Middle East, they face many dangers on ...

Tribe pleas with UN to stop Saudi forced displacement

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Tribe pleas with UN to stop Saudi forced displacement

One tribe is calling on the United Nations to intervene in what it is calling a campaign of forced displacement by Saudi authorities in NEOM bid.

European Parliament urges EU to boycott Saudi G20 summit

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European Parliament urges EU to boycott Saudi G20 summit

The bill calls for EU Presidents Von der Leyen and Charles Michel to snub the G20 summit in Riyadh in November.

How LGBT activists rallied against a 'homophobic' Tunisian influencer

Gaia Caramazza

How LGBT activists rallied against a 'homophobic' Tunisian influencer

With same-sex relations criminalised in Tunisia, the queer community is usually forced to live in the shadows - but now an influencer is ...

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

Sarah Khalil

Will Lebanon's new domestic worker contract end 'kafala slavery'?

In-depth: Lebanon's new labour agreement gives foreign domestic workers their basic rights, but activists remain cynical over its implementation.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Soon-to-be-released detainees dying in Houthi prisons

This week we focus on abductees dying in Houthi prisons, a damning UN report revealing grave violations against children and more.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia recruited children for Yemen war: report

Families of child soldiers reported being targeted by Saudi-led forces due to their dire economic situation.

The New Arab Staff

LGBTQ activists subjected to ‘forced virginity exams’: HRW

Egyptian police and prosecutors have been accused of inflicting verbal abuse, extracting forced confessions and denying detainees ...

New report on Yemen underscores ‘grave violations against children’

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New report on Yemen underscores ‘grave violations against children’

Children in Yemen are in "grave danger" according to the findings of a new report by a UN group, and charities are voicing serious concerns ...

The New Arab Staff

Priti Patel considered sending migrants to South Atlantic: report

The idea has been slammed by the UK's official opposition party as 'inhumane'.

Rights group commends Kuwait for new domestic violence law

Gaia Caramazza

Rights group commends Kuwait for new domestic violence law

On 20 September, the Kuwaiti National Assembly passed a law granting protections for the survivors of domestic violence.

Biden says Trump using Supreme Court to 'eliminate' Obamacare

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Biden says Trump using Supreme Court to 'eliminate' Obamacare

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accused Donald Trump of rushing to install a new Supreme Court justice to eliminate Obamacare in the ...

16 drown in migrant shipwreck off Libya coast

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16 drown in migrant shipwreck off Libya coast

Nearly two dozen migrants who had been fleeing the war-torn country died after the boat carrying them capsized.

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