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Book Club: Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea is a truly striking debut that explores Middle Eastern-immigrant story in a delicate and captivating light.

The conflict affected everyone and everything in Yemen, and the art scene is no exception.

Fifteen-year-old Egyptian <em>child</em> <em>bride</em> commits suicide

The New Arab Staff

Fifteen-year-old Egyptian child bride commits suicide

A family dispute allegedly led to the death of a 15-year-old child bride in Egypt, where suicide rates have increased.

At least 30,000 girls forced into marriage in Iran

The New Arab Staff

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.

The price of honour

Farrah Akbik

The price of honour

Comment: Arab women have been servicing their men for far too long. From acts of intimidation to fatal domestic violence, this abuse and ...

The New Arab Staff

Fury follows shooting of Palestinian driving to sister’s wedding

'The only terrorists are the cowards who shot to kill a beautiful young man and blamed him for it': Palestinians have voiced their outrage over the killing of Ahmed Erekat.

The New Arab Staff

Houthis kill mother of bride shopping for wedding dress

A soon-to-be bride shopping for a wedding dress with her mother and brother was attacked by Houthi gunmen, local reports confirmed on ...

Khuloud Rabah Sulaiman

Wedding fever grips Gaza amid coronavirus lockdown

With wedding halls closed, couples in Gaza have settled for small and simple home ceremonies instead of traditionally elaborate celebrations.

Narjas Zatat

Brotherhood: Oscar-nominated film on Tunisia's returned jihadists

The short has collected 60 awards in 48 countries, including the 2018 Carthage Film Days’ Tanit d’Or and the Best Canadian Short Film at the ...

Hundreds of Pakistani girls 'sold as brides to China'

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds of Pakistani girls 'sold as brides to China'

An AP investigation earlier this year revealed how Pakistan's Christian minority has become a new target of brokers who pay impoverished parents ...

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan arrests eight Chinese for trafficking young Christian girls

Pakistan has arrested eight Chinese nationals for luring young Christian girls into forced marriages and prostitution after Human Rights Watch ...

All the single ladies: The Arab world's 'spinster revolution'

Karim Traboulsi

All the single ladies: The Arab world's 'spinster revolution'

Society: Not only are Arab women taking charge of their destinies by delaying marriage or remaining single, they are fighting back against the ...

Citizenship is a basic right, even for Shamima Begum

Malia Bouattia

Citizenship is a basic right, even for Shamima Begum

Comment: Begum's case proves once again that basic human rights are always conditional for the UK's diaspora communities, writes Malia Bouattia.

IS <em>bride</em> Shamima Begum is Britain's problem

Ruqaya Izzidien

IS bride Shamima Begum is Britain's problem

Comment: Britain created the circumstances under which Begum chose to leave. This is our mess to clean up, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

High points, low points: A history of Iran-Egypt relations

Paul Iddon

High points, low points: A history of Iran-Egypt relations

Egypt and Iran had a lot in common, but seismic geopolitical events have made sure to keep them apart for much of the 20th century and the past ...

Susannah Birkwood

Social media must do more to protect girls' rights

Comment: With only 7,500 moderators and 2.2 billion users, Facebook must act more responsibly to protect against human rights violations, writes Susannah Birkwood.

The New Arab

South Sudan teenage bride sold in 'barbaric Facebook auction'

A South Sudanese businessman has controversially married a teenage girl after buying her in a highly-publicised social media auction.

The New Arab & agencies

War, famine and fear: Yemeni cinema fights back

Amr Gamal's film '10 days before the wedding' is one that has helped Aden residents take their minds off conflict.

The New Arab

Five things Arab men need to stop saying

Palestinian vlogger Laila Hzaineh's video of how Arab men really should think before speaking has gone viral

Moroccan police deploy to stop marriage of 12-year-old girl

The New Arab

Moroccan police deploy to stop marriage of 12-year-old girl

Reports of a wedding between a 12-year-old girl and a 30-year-old man in Morocco have sparked widespread condemnation and debate over ...

Martin Armstrong

Battling extremism: A mother's lament for a radicalised son

In-depth: Nicola Benyahia established an anti-radicalisation charity after her son died fighting with Islamic State militants in Iraq. Her work ...

Tunisia might end law allowing rapists to marry victims

The New Arab

Tunisia might end law allowing rapists to marry victims

Tunisia's prime minister said on Friday that his government would seek to amend a controversial law that allows men who rape underage girls to ...

Anger, grief after Turkey wedding bloodbath Anger, grief after Turkey wedding bloodbath

The New Arab & agencies

Anger, grief after Turkey wedding bloodbath

Video: Feelings continue to run high in the town of Gaziantep near the Syrian border where hundreds gathered following Saturday's bombing near a ...

Iraqis defy security threats to celebrate Prophet's birthday

Maymouna al-Basil

Iraqis defy security threats to celebrate Prophet's birthday

Thousands of Iraqis gathered in Baghdad's Adhamiyah district on Wednesday to celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad undeterred by the fragile ...

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