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In-depth: China's mass sterilisation of Uighur Muslim women is rooted in Beijing's obsession with extreme population control.

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

British Muslims have an important choice to make

Malia Bouattia

British Muslims have an important choice to make

Comment: As the new decade approaches, Muslims, Jews, people of colour and all marginalised communities must make a conscious choice to unite, and fight for our rights, writes Malia Bouattia.

Syria-stranded Shamima Begum 'bored' of Brexit, prefers cartoons

The New Arab

Syria-stranded Shamima Begum 'bored' of Brexit, prefers cartoons

In her latest interview, Shamima Begum says she has grown bored of Brexit updates as the UK remains in political deadlock.

Yemeni boys 'raped by Saudi-backed militiamen' inside mosque

The New Arab

Yemeni boys 'raped by Saudi-backed militiamen' inside mosque

Three boys were raped and a fourth was sexually assaulted in the southwestern city of Taiz, Amnesty International said, likely by militants ...

The New Arab & agencies

SDF confirms British IS teen's baby son dies

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have confirmed that the baby of a London teenager who joined the Islamic State group has died in a Syrian refugee camp.

The New Arab & agencies

War kills over 100,000 babies a year

Babies in conflict-affected areas have been dying from violence, lack of aid and hunger.

The New Arab

Yemen's Houthi rebels weigh 'seriousness' of Sweden talks

The head of Yemen's rebel delegation said the group will weigh up the "seriousness" of fragile UN-brokered talks with the rival government in ...

The New Arab

Aid, peace 'not enough' to save Yemenis from hunger

A World Food Programme official said boosting aid and even ending the devastating Yemen conflict would not be enough to end hunger in the ...

Yemeni father's marathon efforts fail to save dying baby

The New Arab

Yemeni father's marathon efforts fail to save dying baby

Abdo Shoo’i arrived to a medical centre in the Aslam district of Hajja while carrying his five-month old boy Aqeel, in a last bid to save the ...

Tallha Abdulrazaq

A frank look at George HW Bush's grim legacy

In the aftermath of George HW Bush's death, speaking the truth on the former president's grim legacy shouldn't be hushed, writes Tallha ...

85,000 children have 'starved to death' in Yemen's war

The New Arab

85,000 children have 'starved to death' in Yemen's war

The war and a Saudi-led blockade have created the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with more than 8 million people at risk of starvation.

This is what collapsing systems look like in Yemen

Henrietta H. Fore

This is what collapsing systems look like in Yemen

Comment: It is the face of a father who has to choose between buying food for his family or buying medicine for his sick wife, writes UNICEF's ...

Syrian refugee baby gets life-saving surgery, others wait

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian refugee baby gets life-saving surgery, others wait

Italian pediatric surgeons are performing free surgeries on Syrian refugee children, but many still can't afford treatment or medical care.

In Yemen, women bear the brunt of war

Afrah Nasser

In Yemen, women bear the brunt of war

Comment: Celebrating women's rights today in an apocalyptic situation like the one in Yemen, seems an extravagant thought, writes Afrah Nasser.

Nourhan Nassar

World Refugee Day: Trump's aid withdrawal hurts mothers

Women in refugee camps around the world have been put at risk by the Trump administration's withdrawal of funding for the UN's maternal health agency

Charlie Hoyle

Mental health in Palestine among world's worst

In-depth: Chronic exposure to violence over a 50-year period of Israeli occupation has left Palestine with the highest rate of mental health ...

James Brownsell

US Navy presses Arab media charm-offensive, but what next?

Blog: Going overboard to impress reporters is certainly one way to project soft power in the fight against the Islamic State group, but what ...

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The War on Terror: Did the US defeat al-Qaeda?

Comment: Despite trillions of dollars spent, millions of lives lost or damaged and 15 years of strife, the US War on Terror has not achieved its ...

Blair's war on Iraqis started long before the invasion

Usaid Saddiqui

Blair's war on Iraqis started long before the invasion

Comment: After experiencing the most comprehensive sanctions in modern times, the invasion in 2003 sealed Iraq's political, economic and social ...

The New Arab

World must 'focus on poorest children'

Millions under the age of five will die from preventable causes between now and 2030 if all countries don't accelerate action to improve health ...

Morocco approves progressive abortion law amendment

The New Arab

Morocco approves progressive abortion law amendment

An amendment to Morocco's abortion law has been approved by the government as part of efforts to reform the country's Penal Code in accordance ...

In Sudan's Darfur, displaced children battle to learn

The New Arab & agencies

In Sudan's Darfur, displaced children battle to learn

Society: Children forced from their homes and schools as violent conflict erupted in Sudan's Darfur region struggle to balance their studies ...

Corruption Index: Qatar is the 'cleanest' Arab state

The New Arab

Corruption Index: Qatar is the 'cleanest' Arab state

Transparency International's annual Corruption Perception Index has noted key improvements in some GCC countries, while other conflict-ridden ...

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