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Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross contradiction, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Masoumeh Ebtekar criticised the government after saying at least 30,000 girls under the age of 14 are forced into marriage every year.

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.

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.

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 homes as housekeepers, carers or nannies.

Aisha Yusuff

The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah

Book Club: A Palestinian-American woman wrestles with faith, loss, and identity before coming face-to-face with a school shooter in Sahar ...

The New Arab Staff

Biden's 'partnership plan' receives mixed response from Arab-Americans

Biden's plan touches issues from the Muslim ban, no-fly lists, refugee resettlement, census representation, to foreign policy pledges including ...

The New Arab Staff

Qatar 'dismantles' controversial kafala system in major labour reforms

Qatar become the first country in the Middle East on Sunday to set a basic 'non-discriminatory' minimum wage for workers in the Gulf state, amid ...

Jordan releases cartoonist Emad Hajjaj

The New Arab Staff

Jordan releases cartoonist Emad Hajjaj

Emad Hajjaj, who was detained in Jordan for 'offending' the United Arab Emirates, has been released by authorities.

The New Arab Staff

Activists plan 'Twitter storm' demanding release of Jordanian cartoonist

The hashtag #Freedom4EmadHajjaj will be used in the pressure campaign, which starts at 20:00 local time in Amman.

Qatar says committed to workers rights after HRW report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar says committed to workers rights after HRW report

Human Rights Watch on Monday published a report accusing Qatar of failing to pay migrant workers, prompting Doha to strongly reject the ...

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 ...

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

Alessandra Bajec

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

The killing of a 27-year-old student has sparked nationwide protests, but the government is considering rolling back legislation that protects ...

<em>Domestic</em> workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

Ylenia Gostoli

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic workers for wealthy Gulf families increasingly vulnerable to ill treatment and abuse.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Twitter permanently bans former KKK leader David Duke

Duke's account 'has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter rules on hateful conduct,' the social networking site said

Gaia Caramazza

Jordanians demand justice for slain domestic violence victim Ahlam

'We want a feminist revolution,' demanded women demonstrators en masse, as hashtags #stopkillingwomenjordan and #Ahlam_Was_Betrayed flooded ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

The brutal murder of a Jordanian woman by her father has put domestic violence under the spotlight.

Diana Alghoul

Outrage in Jordan as 'father kills daughter with brick'

The harrowing account of Ahlam's chilling murder has caused outrage in Jordan and calls for justice.

Passage to the Plaza by Sahar Khalifeh

Sumaiyya Naseem

Passage to the Plaza by Sahar Khalifeh

Book Club: Sahar Khalifeh's novel is a groundbreaking exploration of freedom, identity and nationhood, told through the experiences of ...

The New Arab Staff

Explainer: What is the Iran-China comprehensive strategic partnership?

Former President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has come out to condemn it, criticising Iran for "plundering the country" and for "allowing foreign troops ...

British Muslim charities and the Covid-19 response

Kamal Afzali

British Muslim charities and the Covid-19 response

Despite how hard British Muslims have been hit by the pandemic, the relief response from their community has been among the strongest.

Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

In-depth: Tunisia's south has long been marginalised, with successive governments since the revolution unable or unwilling to address the ...

Coronavirus reveals Tunisia's revolutionary gains only exist on paper

Sarah Yerkes and Maro Youssef

Coronavirus reveals Tunisia's revolutionary gains only exist on paper

Comment: Much of Tunisia's crucial legislation designed to protect women is yet to take effect, leaving women more vulnerable than ever, write ...

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