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The Kuwaiti woman was accused of months of abuse and torture ahead of the domestic worker's killing.

Some viewers have accused the superhero film of reproducing racist, anti-Arab tropes.

Women are key to ending Yemen's civil war

Tahani Saeed

Women are key to ending Yemen's civil war

Comment: Without women, Yemen's peace talks have gone nowhere. Peace will never be forged if our voices continue to go unheard, writes Tahani Saeed.

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Diana Alghoul

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Book Club: In Hijab and Red Lipstick, Yousra Imran alchemises her trauma into a semi-autobiographical novel that was hard to put down.

Lebanon passes landmark law criminalising sexual harassment

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon passes landmark law criminalising sexual harassment

Lebanon's parliament on Monday passed a landmark bill criminalising sexual harassment and amended a controversial domestic violence law.

The New Arab Staff

Killing of Iraqi sisters by 'drunken brother' sparks outrage

A drunken man has allegedly murdered his sisters in a so-called honour killing that has sparked outcry and calls for protection of women against domestic violence.

Gaia Caramazza

Why the Middle East cannot ignore violence against women

A new survey by the Arab Barometer highlights the devastating impact of gender-based violence in the Middle East during the coronavirus pandemic.

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

How spoilers are trying to derail Afghanistan's peace process

Analysis: A surge in deadly attacks has raised fears that attempts are being made to sabotage Afghanistan's peace process following US ...

The New Arab Staff

ICC drops UK war crimes inquiry despite finding 'atrocities'

The ICC report comes as the UK inches towards passing legislation protecting soldiers from 'vexatious claims'.

Unregulated state-backed marriage loans in Iran 'exploiting vulnerable children'

The New Arab Staff

Unregulated state-backed marriage loans in Iran 'exploiting vulnerable children'

Child marriage in Iran is being facilitated by state banks that are giving off unregulated loans to those who want to marry.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

G20 host Saudi under fire over human rights

Saudi Arabia, the first Arab state to host a G20 summit, has faced disapproval over its human rights record.

UAE gets tough on 'honour killings' in latest reform

The New Arab Staff

UAE gets tough on 'honour killings' in latest reform

The United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday a major overhaul of the country’s Islamic personal laws, allowing unmarried couples to ...

Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

Nazli Tarzi

Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

A mother's shocking crime has sparked an outpouring of anguish in Iraq, but also shows society's poor understanding of mental health issues and ...

Saudi Arabia to remove key restrictions on migrant laborers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia to remove key restrictions on migrant laborers

Human rights groups have cautioned the move does not appear to be a full abolition of the 'kafala' system.

Rights groups slam Lebanon's block of new worker contract

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rights groups slam Lebanon's block of new worker contract

A Lebanese judicial council decision to strike down a new work contract for foreign domestic workers has been slammed.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia to replace kafala system with work contracts

Saudi Arabia has announced it will replace its controversial kafala system, according to local reports.

The New Arab Staff

Kuwaiti patient cuts off Egyptian doctor's tongue

A Kuwaiti patient beat and cut off the tongue of an Egyptian doctor during an ear examination.

The New Arab Staff

Death of pregnant Palestinian woman sparks domestic abuse fears

A pregnant Palestinian woman was found dead in her home, in the latest case of domestic abuse in the occupied West Bank.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

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.

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 ...

Will Lebanon's new <em>domestic</em> worker contract end 'kafala slavery'?

Sarah Khalil

Will Lebanon's new domestic worker contract end 'kafala slavery'?

In-depth: Lebanon's new labour agreement gives foreign domestic workers their basic rights, but activists remain cynical over its ...

Rights group commends Kuwait for new <em>domestic</em> violence law

Gaia Caramazza

Rights group commends Kuwait for new domestic violence law

On 20 September, the Kuwaiti National Assembly passed a law granting protections for the survivors of domestic violence.

Lebanon's new <em>domestic</em> worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

The economic crisis-hit Mediterranean country is home to around 250,000 migrants, mostly women from Africa and Asia, who toil away in people's ...

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