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Ankara requested the streaming giant take down 'Cuties', a French film accused of sexualising young girls.

Many Muslim women under lockdown miss their friends and family, but for them, sisterhood knows no distance.

Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

Danya Hajjaji

Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

When a prominent Egyptian actor came forward as the parent of a trans son, Arab LGBTQ+ activists said a long-overdue conversation had begun, but not without its flaws.

The Baghdad Clock: A searing coming of age story

Sumaiyya Naseem

The Baghdad Clock: A searing coming of age story

Book Club: Shahad Al Rawi's The Baghdad Clock beautifully portrays the exhilaration, thrill and anticipation that comes with falling in love for ...

Notes on the Flesh: Love, identity, and disability

Ilham Essalih

Notes on the Flesh: Love, identity, and disability

Book Club: Notes on the Flesh is groundbreaking in its raw representation of disability and pain. It crushes taboos and speaks up about gender ...

Rabi’ah M

Arab designers in the spotlight at London Fashion Week

An array of flamboyant, vibrant and beautifully crafted outfits by Arab designers showcased at the Stories from Arabia event as part of London Fashion Week.

Ruqaya Izzidien

Serena Williams is being held to impossible standards

Comment: Williams is held to a different standard than her white, male counterparts both because she's a woman, and because she's black, writes ...

Ruby Hamad

Silencing Arab and Muslim women

Comment: When you are an Arab woman in the public eye, almost anything you say can and likely will be used against you, writes Ruby Hamad.

Amar Diwakar

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Comment: Robot Sophia presents us with a future where robots are recognised as human, while migrants continue to toil with no basic rights, ...

Despite Beirut Pride cancellation, the show must go on

Florence Massena

Despite Beirut Pride cancellation, the show must go on

In-depth: Lebanon's gay pride may have been cancelled, but activists vow to continue their fight to have their rights heard in front of ...

Justin Salhani

La Sposa Yemenita: The expression of women in Yemen

A new graphic novel aims to portray a Yemen beyond al-Qaeda, civil war and child marriage. Justin Salhani met its creator, Laura Silvia ...

Kuwaiti designer takes Arab Haute Couture to Hollywood

Priyanka Jethwa

Kuwaiti designer takes Arab Haute Couture to Hollywood

Known for his stunning craftsmanship and ability to create jaw-dropping, intrinsic gowns, Kuwait-born Yousef al-Jasmi has become this century’s ...

Egypt: Anti-sexual harassment campaign tells women to wear dresses

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egypt: Anti-sexual harassment campaign tells women to wear dresses

"Wear your dress and reclaim your femininity" is a new anti-sexual harassment campaign, which been raising eyebrows in Egypt since it ...

Egypt's sexist anti-sexual-harassment campaigns are absurd

Nada Ramadan

Egypt's sexist anti-sexual-harassment campaigns are absurd

Comment: Nada Ramadan asks how to fight the spread of sexual harassment in a society where victims do not report crimes for fear of social ...

Syrian women take the flak of war

Mat Nashed

Syrian women take the flak of war

Comment: After fleeing the hell of war in Syria, women refugees are suffering from poverty, depression, harassment and violence, says Mat Neshad.

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