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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 endangering their safety.

Netanyahu’s wife violated lockdown 'to get a haircut'

The New Arab Staff

Netanyahu’s wife violated lockdown 'to get a haircut'

Netanyahu is already facing trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. So with protesters rallying against lockdown restrictions, Mrs. ...

Israelis defy emergency restrictions to protest government

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israelis defy emergency restrictions to protest government

Israelis took to the streets again to protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, defying a restriction on protests amid a coronavirus-related ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israelis protest Netanyahu despite emergency regulations

Critics say restrictions on demonstrations are geared at silencing protests against Netanyahu rather than controlling the spread of Covid-19.

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 access to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran begins new school year amid coronavirus concerns

Iranian children are returning to school despite covid-19 danger.

China to help Iran build 'new national internet'

The New Arab Staff

China to help Iran build 'new national internet'

A leaked document allegedly outlines a 25-year strategic partnership between Iran and China, including for China to a national intranet.

The New Arab Staff

Pakistan bans dating apps Tinder, Grindr over ‘immoral’ content

Pakistan has blocked access to the popular dating apps, prompting outrage.

Iran bill seeks to ban all 'foreign messaging <em>apps</em>'

The New Arab Staff

Iran bill seeks to ban all 'foreign messaging apps'

A bill seeking the replacement of all foreign messaging apps with locally-made alternatives has been submitted in Iran.

Trump congratulates 'proud Islamophobe' on Republican primary victory

The New Arab Staff

Trump congratulates 'proud Islamophobe' on Republican primary victory

The US president wished good luck to Laura Loomer, a far-right congressional candidate in his home district.

Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

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Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

Faced with deserted markets, Muslim livestock breeders and traders across South Asia have turned to websites, apps and social media to ...

Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

The pandemic has plunged millions of young people in the Middle East into the kind of deep uncertainty and despair they had hoped to leave ...

CJ Werleman

India and China play political football with Muslims

Comment: Both Beijing and New Delhi are seeking to smear each other's reputation by pointing to their respective mistreatment of Muslims, writes CJ Werleman.

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

Narjas Zatat

UK says it will help pay Yemen teachers' salaries

The UK government has pledged to help thousands of teachers in the poorest refugee-hosting countries in the world.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar coronavirus cases pass 100,000 mark amid easing restrictions

More than 100,000 coronavirus cases have now been confirmed in Qatar, the health ministry said.

UAE police warn 'gangs luring, robbing dating app users'

The New Arab Staff

UAE police warn 'gangs luring, robbing dating app users'

After dozens of alleged gang members were arrested in Dubai, the police are warning dating app users to be cautious of tactics deployed to lure ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan slaps wristbands on arrivals to monitor virus quarantine

Jordan is using electronic wristbands to ensure they stick to home-quarentine measures.

Saudi Arabia reopens cinemas after coronavirus lockdown

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia reopens cinemas after coronavirus lockdown

Saudi Arabia has eased lockdown measures across the kingdom, with authorities confirming the reopening of cinema theatres.

Arab LGBT community mourns the loss of Sara Hegazy

Yousra Samir Imran

Arab LGBT community mourns the loss of Sara Hegazy

The death of Egyptian activist Sara Hegazy sent shockwaves through the Arab LGBT community.

Amnesty sounds alarm over Bahrain, Kuwait coronavirus tracking <em>apps</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Amnesty sounds alarm over Bahrain, Kuwait coronavirus tracking apps

Highly invasive and unjustified surveillance tools are being used by Kuwaiti and Bahraini authorities to tackle Covid-19, Amnesty warned on ...

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