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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.

Ahmed Douma, who has been jailed since 2013, has had a 15-year prison sentence upheld.

Lebanon suicides spark outrage at govt over economic crisis

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Lebanon suicides spark outrage at govt over economic crisis

A 61-year-old man shot himself on the sidewalk of a bustling Beirut shopping street in broad daylight.

Egypt releases Canadian engineer detained for over a year

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Egypt releases Canadian engineer detained for over a year

A Canadian engineer who was detained for over a year without charges in Egypt has been released.

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

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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 ...

Paul McLoughlin

'Mute': A Syrian protest that is louder than words

Syrians are holding a silent protest outside a German courthouse where two alleged Assad regime security officials are standing trial for torture.

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Algerian activist Karim Tabbou to be released from jail

Karim Tabbou was arrested by Algerian authorities in 2019 on charges of “incitement to violence” and “harming national security” but he may be ...

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'More than 80' killed in Ethiopia unrest

Hacahlu Hundessa had been a prominent voice in anti-government protests that led to a change in leadership in 2018. Deadly protests followed his ...

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US seizes 'human hair' shipment 'made in Uighur camps'

A shipment of almost $1 million worth of hair products were seized by US customs, on suspicions they were made in forced Uighur labour camps.

Long-Bailey slipped up, but exporting Israeli violence is unacceptable

Malia Bouattia

Long-Bailey slipped up, but exporting Israeli violence is unacceptable

Comment: Sacking Long-Bailey for making a factual mistake about an otherwise verified practice is a low-down attempt to punish Labour's left, ...

Sam Hamad

Sisi's crusade against women influencers reveals regime's deepest fears

Comment: The Egyptian regime's crusade against Sama El-Masry and other female influencers is another shameless attempt to police women and their ...

Israeli court releases anti-Netanyahu <em>activist</em> after arrest

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Israeli court releases anti-Netanyahu activist after arrest

An Israeli court has released Retired Brigadier General Amir Haskel a leader the protest movement against Netanyahu after a brief arrest.

Imran Khan slammed for saying bin Laden was 'martyred'

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Imran Khan slammed for saying bin Laden was 'martyred'

Prime Minister Imran Khan described former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden as a martyr.

UK Foreign Office urged to secure Gulf activists' safety

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UK Foreign Office urged to secure Gulf activists' safety

A group of UK lawmakers urged the UK Foreign Office to intervene in the cases of three Gulf activists who are at risk of contracting Covid-19 in ...

Algeria's constitutional reform process 'undermined by crackdown'

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Algeria's constitutional reform process 'undermined by crackdown'

The rights group says Tebboune's crackdown on anti-government activists is preventing true constitutional reform.

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Egypt police release journalist Nora Younis following raid

Al-Manassa's editor-in-chief was released on 10,000 EGP bail in the early hours of Friday, following her arrest during a raid on the outlet's offices.

Malia Bouattia

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Comment: Reparations are a good starting point, but are no substitute for replacing an economic system built on inequality and exploitation, ...

The New Arab Staff

Rights groups condemn Egypt's harassment of US-based activist's family

Five of Egyptian-American activist Mohamed Soltan's cousins have been detained, in what is thought to be a reprisal for his lawsuit ...

Gaia Caramazza

Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the NEOM project.

Egypt actor's transgender son sued over Sarah Hegazi post

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Egypt actor's transgender son sued over Sarah Hegazi post

The transgender son of prominent Egyptian actor Hisham Selim was sued after posting an Instagram video in support of Sarah Hegazi, an exiled ...

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Egypt police raid news outlet office, arrest editor-in-chief

Al-Manassa news site said in a statement that at least eight police raided its offices and searched computers before arresting its editor, Nora ...

Lebanese <em>activist</em>, cleric face charges of ‘contact with Israel’

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Lebanese activist, cleric face charges of ‘contact with Israel’

Amnesty have condemned the military prosecution of an activist charged with spying for Israel, as a Shia cleric opposed to Hezbollah ...

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

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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 ...

Everything you need to know about Hajj 2020

Kamal Afzali

Everything you need to know about Hajj 2020

This year's Hajj pilgrimage has been scaled back to 1,000 participants in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. Here is everything you need ...

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