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Comment: Arab women have been servicing their men for far too long. From acts of intimidation to fatal domestic violence, this abuse and obedience must end now, writes Farrah Akbik.

A controversial photoshoot of top international supermodels took place inside the historical site of Al-Ula in the province of Saudi's holy city of Medina.

Eid shopping rush across Asia despite coronavirus risk

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Eid shopping rush across Asia despite coronavirus risk

Despite coronavirus guidelines, Muslims across Asia have spilled into markets to prepare for Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

An Arab-Israeli doctor is leading the charge against coronavirus in the country, and sad news as Turkey police shoot Syrian refugee dead during ...

Leading Pakistani cleric ridiculed for blaming coronavirus on women

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Leading Pakistani cleric ridiculed for blaming coronavirus on women

Maulana Tariq Jameel, a senior member of the Tablighi Jamaat missionary group, has been criticized for saying women who dress immodestly are ...

The New Arab

Turkey gets its own friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man during lockdown

Antalya local Burak Soylu is helping deliver groceries to elderly Turks who are not allowed to go far from home.

Nabil Salih

Desperate Iraqi youth renew protests to reclaim their homeland

Men, women and even children from all walks of life marched to Baghdad's Tahrir square once again, despite a deadly crackdown on protests.

The New Arab

Jordan Queen Rania defends 'slanderous' claims in public letter

Queen Rania of Jordan posted a long letter on social media defending her work in education.

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Lebanese designer Elie Saab praises 'gentle lady' Asma al-Assad

Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab spoke positively about Bashar al-Assad's wife on a pro-regime channel.

Agroforestry empowers Morocco's mountain women

Monica Pelliccia

Agroforestry empowers Morocco's mountain women

Feature: The Femmes du Rif have boosted the value of their 329 members' olive oil, leading to remarkable social impacts ranging from better ...

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Two women caned in Malaysia for lesbian sex

Two Malaysian women were caned on Monday for having lesbian sex in violation of the country's strict Islamic laws.

The lost city of Londonistan

Khaled Diab

The lost city of Londonistan

Comment: Despite reports that London has fallen prey to Islamic conquest, the city of my youth has morphed into an enviably cosmopolitan ...

Muslim pilgrims climb Mount Arafat for peak of hajj

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Muslim pilgrims climb Mount Arafat for peak of hajj

More than two million Muslim pilgrims began ascending Mount Arafat on Monday, marking the pinnacle of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Muslims face 'systematic hostile environment' in Europe, say students

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Muslims face 'systematic hostile environment' in Europe, say students

Leading Muslim student groups slam 'systematic hostile environment' created against students as French ministers criticise student union leader ...

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki wins prestigious Cannes prize

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Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki wins prestigious Cannes prize

Film buffs are also predicting "Capernaum" will be a top contender for Best Foreign Film at this year's Oscars.

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Legendary Palestinian singer Rim Banna laid to rest

Palestinian icon Rim Banna was buried in her home town Nazareth after a nine year battle against breast cancer.

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Cloaks and daggers: Saudi Arabia's gifts to Donald Trump

Saudi Arabia presented Donald Trump during his visit to the kingdom with 83 gifts including swords, daggers, two robes lined with rare fur and ...

Amal Awad

Arab women are driving their own change

Comment: The most significant changes occurring in the Arab world for women are being driven by women, writes Amal Awad.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Lebanon joins Jordan, Tunisia scrapping reviled 'marry-the-victim' rape law

Lebanon has become the latest Middle Eastern country to repeal a law allowing rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims.

#RefugeeDress justification is more insulting than the dress itself

Diana Alghoul

#RefugeeDress justification is more insulting than the dress itself

Despite the unsettling nature behind the whole situation, UZI NYC’s defence of the refugee dress was the most problematic.

Rami Almeghari

'I just want to go home to my village'

In-depth: Palestinians displaced from their homes in 1948 remember life before the state of Israel.

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

The New Arab & agencies

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

Pope Francis led a jubilant mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics on Saturday during a visit to support the country's embattled Christian ...

Lebanon activists escalate pressure to scrap controversial rape law Lebanon activists escalate pressure to scrap controversial rape law

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Lebanon activists escalate pressure to scrap controversial rape law

A proposal to scrap Article 522 of the penal code will go before parliament on May 15 and activists hope that MPs will vote to eliminate it.

Weaving relationships: Gaza factory produces Kippahs for Israel

Mohammed Arafat

Weaving relationships: Gaza factory produces Kippahs for Israel

Could economic ties between Gaza and Israel pave the way for peace in the Middle East, Arafat asks

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