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Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters inertia, corruption and greed, writes Carmen Geha.

The government-owned Al-Rasheed bank is offering over $8,000 to male employees who wish to take on a second wife.

Death of pregnant Palestinian woman sparks domestic abuse fears

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.

Pakistan must end 'inhumane virginity testing': Rights group

The New Arab Staff

Pakistan must end 'inhumane virginity testing': Rights group

HRW has urged Pakistan to completely end the practice of virginity testing.

An open letter to my motherland, Libya

Fatima Kried

An open letter to my motherland, Libya

Comment: Fatima Kried writes a plea for a more inclusive Libya.

Mitchell Plitnick

Sarsour is a steadfast ally, Biden shouldn't forget that

Comment: Biden's campaign must make space in the Democratic tent for anti-racist and progressive ally, Linda Sarsour, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Noor Ghazal Aswad

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Comment: We must expand our understanding of the refugee figure beyond the spectacle of suffering, to a celebration of bravery and revolution, ...

The New Arab

TNA Webinar Video: Blockade of Qatar 3 Years On

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

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

The New Arab

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.

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.

Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

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.

Amani Saeed: The poet championing 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 ...

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

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 ...

How this Arab feminist writer is smashing the patriarchy

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 ...

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 ...

The New Arab

#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.

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.

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.

The Greater Freedom tackles Middle Eastern cultural taboos

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 ...

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

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.

Turkish women arrested over viral Las Tesis anti-violence chant

The New Arab

Turkish women arrested over viral Las Tesis anti-violence chant

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

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