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Amid Egypt's growing #MeToo movement, prominent writer Mohamed Hashem was arrested after a poet accused him of sexually assaulting her last year.

Three men who were filmed sexually assaulting a Syrian child in Lebanon have caused outrage after the video was posted online.

Lebanese-American UAE adviser sentenced over <em>child</em> sex charges

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Lebanese-American UAE adviser sentenced over child sex charges

Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, an unofficial liaison between top US and Middle Eastern officials, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in his latest child sex case.

Tunisian boy, 12, dies after 'faith healing' session

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Tunisian boy, 12, dies after 'faith healing' session

A 12-year-old Tunisian boy has died after suffering abuse during a faith healing session.

Twitter permanently bans Katie Hopkins for ‘hateful conduct’

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Twitter permanently bans Katie Hopkins for ‘hateful conduct’

The social media site confirmed it has permanently suspended the account of far-right provocateur Katie Hopkins for violating its hateful ...

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed threat.

Gasia Ohanes

Iran's Guardian Council passes child protection bill

The vague 'child protection bill' was stagnant for years before it was passed by Iran's top body on Sunday.

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Israeli court rules alleged paedophile fit to stand trial

Malka Leifer is accused of child sex abuse while she was a teacher and principal at an ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in ...

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Erdogan defends Turkey religious chief's anti-LGBT sermon

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday defended a top religious official who claimed homosexuality caused diseases, corrupted people ...

Turkish man kills daughter after coronavirus prison release

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Turkish man kills daughter after coronavirus prison release

Women's rights campaigners had warned against releasing domestic violence offenders in the Turkish government's coronavirus amnesty scheme.

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UNHCR: Refugee women facing greater violence risk during crisis

Displaced women and girls are facing a heightened risk of gender-based violence during the coronavirus crisis, the UN Refugee Agency said Monday.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The Syrian regime is being urged to release doctors amid the outbreak of coronavirus while Algeria's 'Radio Corona Internationale' continues the ...

Reports of <em>child</em> <em>abuse</em> in Turkey rise during pandemic

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Reports of child abuse in Turkey rise during pandemic

Turkey is witnessing a sharp rise in both child abuse and domestic violence, as families remain confined at home due to the ...

Prominent Labour Party anti-racism campaigner suspended over Islamophobia allegations

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Prominent Labour Party anti-racism campaigner suspended over Islamophobia allegations

In the aftermath of a child sexual abuse scandal in involving male grooming gangs, Labour Party campaigner, Trevor Phillips ...

Fatema Jafari: From Afghan midwife to politician

Adriana Urbano

Fatema Jafari: From Afghan midwife to politician

The New Arab Meets: Fatema Jafari, a refugee, underground teacher, midwife, women's rights activist, politician and mother, who is working ...

Sumaiyya Naseem

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Book Club: Mama Hissa's Mice is a story where the personal aligns with the political, making this a timely and important novel.

Alessandra Bajec

Troubling and tragic: Suicides rise among Tunisian children

Suicidal acts and attempts are not uncommon among children and adolescents in the North African country, as financial, social and psychological ...

Malia Bouattia

How French 'secularism' became a front for Islamophobia

Comment: President Macron has demonstrated once again that in France, inciting hatred or attacking a person's dignity is ok, if the target is ...

Aniqah Choudhri

For the UK's ethnic minorities, our citizenship is conditional

Comment: The Shamima Begum ruling suggests that for Britain's ethnic minorities, our citizenship is not as 'valid' as ethnically white Britons, ...

Australia urges Israel to return alleged 'paedophile headmaster'

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Australia urges Israel to return alleged 'paedophile headmaster'

Australia will pass a motion to urge Israel to immediately take back alleged child sex abuser Malka Leifer.

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Anger as Turkey lawmakers set to introduce 'marry-your-rapist' bill

A bill intended to grant amnesties for child rapists if they marry their victim is due to be introduced later this month in Turkey.

Syrian regime detains dozens of Palestinian children in Yarmouk

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Syrian regime detains dozens of Palestinian children in Yarmouk

The Syrian regime arrested over 50 children after it accused them of ripping down a poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Jordan's women don't see the end of male guardianship

Alessandra Bajec

Jordan's women don't see the end of male guardianship

Dozens of women in Jordan face attempted murders, death threats and physical abuse at the hands of their own families, under the logic ...

Lebanese women press for legal protection against domestic violence

Alessandra Bajec

Lebanese women press for legal protection against domestic violence

Lebanese women are pushing for a serious stance on laws to protect them against domestic violence amid large discontent over an inadequate legal ...

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