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Sisterhood shines as Muslim women face Ramadan under lockdown

Diana Alghoul

Sisterhood shines as Muslim women face Ramadan under lockdown

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

Iraq 'arrests four suspects' over Malak al-Zubeidi case

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Iraq 'arrests four suspects' over Malak al-Zubeidi case

Iraq has issued four arrest warrants for suspects involved in the alleged torture and burning of Malak al-Zubeidi.

How lockdowns are affecting Middle East domestic abuse victims

Diana Alghoul

How lockdowns are affecting Middle East domestic abuse victims

In patriarchal societies, women who suffer from domestic abuse will be left even more vulnerable in the face of lockdowns.

Mariam Khan

Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

#IWD2020: This International Women's Day, it's time to celebrate the untold stories of history's boundary-breaking Muslim women.

Narjas Zatat

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi-Indian poet Amani Saeed whose poetry celebrates Muslim womanhood and intersection of faith and feminine power, while ...

Sumaiyya Naseem

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

#IWD2020: For International Women's Day we list some female Muslim writers who are fighting the system back with words by contributing stories ...

Elias Jahshan

How this Arab feminist writer is smashing the patriarchy

#IWD2020: Egyptian feminist Mona Eltahawy's new book shows how the seven deadly sins can be used to dismantle patriarchal power structures ...

Saudi runaway Rahaf Mohammed faces abuse over bikini photo

The New Arab

Saudi runaway Rahaf Mohammed faces abuse over bikini photo

Rahaf, who lives in Canada, became the target of trolls after she posted a photo on social media wearing a bikini.

Ash Gallagher

Tamara Albanna raises awareness about women through Iraq's goddess

The New Arab Meets: Tamara Albanna to talk more about her artistry, her deep connection to a homeland she barely knows and her hopes of keeping ...

#BoycottCyprus movement launched in support of British teen

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#BoycottCyprus movement launched in support of British teen

Social media has come out in support of a British teen who was convicted for lying about being gang raped whilst on holiday in Cyprus.

Palestinian tribal leaders stand against women’s equality treaty

The New Arab

Palestinian tribal leaders stand against women’s equality treaty

Palestinian tribal leaders have issued a statement calling for withdrawal from the CEDAW treaty, which prohibits discrimination against women, ...

In Turkey, Kurdish educators take their classrooms underground

Jaclynn Ashly

In Turkey, Kurdish educators take their classrooms underground

Turkey's crackdown on Kurdish language schools has forced students and educators to take their courses underground.

Other Words for Home: Starting a new life

Sumaiyya Naseem

Other Words for Home: Starting a new life

Book Club: Jasmine Warga’s latest young adult novel traces the experiences of a young Syrian refugee starting a new life in America.

Tahmina Begum

The Greater Freedom tackles Middle Eastern cultural taboos

Book Club: British-Egyptian author Alya Mooro speaks to The New Arab about her new novel The Greater Freedom which tackles topics deemed as taboo in the Middle Eastern culture.

The New Arab

Turkey's women MPs perform Chilean anti-rape song in parliament

Several women have been detained in Turkey for performing 'A Rapist in Your Path', an anti-violence song created by Chilean feminists.

The New Arab

Turkish women arrested over viral Las Tesis anti-violence chant

Protesters in Istanbul chanted: 'You are the rapist.'

The New Arab

Saudi women have more rights than Westerners, says princess

Gender pay gap? Saudi women can't relate, says Princess Lamia al-Saud.

Saudi Arabia says <em>feminism</em> is not 'extremism'

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia says feminism is not 'extremism'

Saudi Arabia released a controversial video last week, condemning feminism and atheism as 'extremism'.

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia to 'lash, imprison' extremist feminists

Lawyers believe lashing and imprisonment are among the punitive measure facing Saudi citizens found guilty of engaging in homosexuality and ...

<em>Feminism</em>, homosexuality placed on Saudi Arabia's extremism list

The New Arab

Feminism, homosexuality placed on Saudi Arabia's extremism list

Saudi Arabia’s counter-extremism department announced the move on Twitter, where it warned its citizens and nationals to remain cautious against ...

Nobody knows Lebanon's problems better than its women

Carmen Geha

Nobody knows Lebanon's problems better than its women

Comment: Lebanon's women have been able to participate, lead, and shine because this uprising challenges the very pillars that govern our lives, ...

Chef becomes first Saudi to be immortalised as Barbie

Ruqaiya Haris

Chef becomes first Saudi to be immortalised as Barbie

Saudi chef Louloua el-Ezzah is now the first Saudi woman to be turned into a Barbie doll.

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