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Burcu Ozcelik uncovers the creative practices of reBirth, a visual arts project in Erbil that unapologetically showcases womanhood and femininity in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Comment: A toxic mix of pervasive misogyny and policies that roll back essential baseline protections has seen the state of women's rights in Turkey enter free fall, writes Deniz Yuksel.

Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

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Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The sentencing of Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison has been linked to state-sponsored Twitter agents.

Oil spill off Israel reaches south Lebanese beaches

Maghie Ghali

Oil spill off Israel reaches south Lebanese beaches

The Lebanon Diving Center detail their efforts on cleaning up South Lebanon's tainted shoreline following a massive oil spill off the coast of ...

The phenomenal legacy of Nawal El Saadawi

Natali Dare

The phenomenal legacy of Nawal El Saadawi

Physician, psychiatrist and a prolific novelist, Dr Nawal El Saadawi was an influential voice in the fight for women's rights.

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Growing support for Palestinians in Congress, says Rashida Tlaib

US lawmakers are now saying the 'unthinkable' about Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands, Tlaib said.

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Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

Rami Aman documented torture and being forced to divorce his wife at the hands of Hamas.

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Black adviser to Boris Johnson quits amid race report

Boris Johnson's most senior Black adviser has quit over the heavily contested race report published by the government this week.

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Exit from women's treaty splits Turkey's activists

A top aide in Erdogan's government has said withdrawal from the treaty is due to the LGBTQ movement's push to normalise homosexuality.

Algeria supreme court orders retrial for prominent journalist

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Algeria supreme court orders retrial for prominent journalist

During journalist Khaled Drareni's trial in September, his defence team said there had been "pressure (from the executive) on judges".

Emad Moussa

As diaspora Palestinians, our votes should count too

Comment: Palestinians in the diaspora are a significant intellectual and economic force that aids the Palestinian cause. We should be allowed to ...

How diaspora <em>activism</em> lives on after the Arab Spring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and ...

Legendary Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi dies aged 89

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Legendary Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi dies aged 89

Saadawi was the Arabic-speaking world's most influential feminist.

Muslim climate activist wins seat in Dutch parliament

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Muslim climate activist wins seat in Dutch parliament

Moroccan-Dutch politician Kauthar Bouchallikht faced an 'Islamophobic and racist' campaign against her election bid, supporters say.

Young Tunisian activists under police pressure

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Young Tunisian activists under police pressure

Young Tunisian activists still fear the police, a decade after the popular uprising established freedom of expression, because of a lack of ...

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Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif jailed for 1.5 years

Seif was arrested last year after traveling to the notorious Tora prison to deliver a letter to her jailed brother.

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Amnesty urges release of Tunisian LGBTQ activist

The human rights organisation has called on Tunisian authorities to drop the charges against Rani Amdouni ahead of her appeal hearing on ...

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French activist stands trial over calls for Israeli boycott

Olivia Zemor appeared in court over an online appeal she made on her website EuroPalestine urging readers to boycott Teva, a French company ...

Amr Salahi

Syrian activists: No regrets on tenth anniversary of revolution

In-depth: A decade after Syria's revolution began, activists say that despite the great sadness they feel for their country, they have no ...

Cornel West claims pro-Palestine stance cost him Harvard tenure

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Cornel West claims pro-Palestine stance cost him Harvard tenure

West left Harvard University amid a controversy over his consideration for tenure.

William Christou

10 years on, Syrian activists remain resolute

In-depth: Syria's revolution created a groundswell of activism, enabling those living under Assad's brutal regime to finally speak. ...

Australia contacts Morocco over preacher's extradition to Saudi Arabia

The New Arab Staff

Australia contacts Morocco over preacher's extradition to Saudi Arabia

Osama al-Hasani, 42, is thought to be wanted by Riyadh over his opposition to Saudi Arabia's Salafist brand of Islam.

The Islamic State in Britain

Sadek Hamid

The Islamic State in Britain

Book Club: Michael Kenney's The Islamic State in Britain: Radicalization and Resilience in an Activist Network uses a social science approach to ...

Saudi court denies activist's appeal, upholds her travel ban

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Saudi court denies activist's appeal, upholds her travel ban

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday denied the appeal by Loujain Al-Hathloul, one of the kingdom's most prominent political activists, to have her travel ...

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