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Comment: As long as Israel continues to occupy and oppress Palestinians, the memory of the Nakba will continue to regenerate and re-emphasise itself, writes Emad Moussa.

Comment: Any new government in Kabul will likely need aid, which can be conditioned on preserving gains Afghan women have made, writes Nazila Jamshidi.

Of Necessity and Wanting: A kaleidoscopic portrayal of Karachi

Rabeea Saleem

Of Necessity and Wanting: A kaleidoscopic portrayal of Karachi

Book Club: Sascha Akhtar's novel is a collection of interconnected short stories about three different women set in Pakistan's cosmopolitan hub of Karachi.

Gender-based violence 'devastates' women across MENA: Amnesty

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gender-based violence 'devastates' women across MENA: Amnesty

Marking International Women's Day, Amnesty highlights the plight of women throughout the MENA, who struggle with added pressures deriving from ...

Remarkable Muslim women throughout history

Nadia Khan

Remarkable Muslim women throughout history

This International Women's Day, we want to celebrate brave and progressive Muslim women throughout history.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia's gender violence law struggles to get beyond paper

Adopted in 2017, the Tunisian gender violence law is supposed to protect women from domestic violence but is rarely applied properly and affects women in custody battles

Yousra Samir Imran

Remembering Palestinian poet and author, Mourid Barghouti

The world bid farewell to the celebrated poet Mourid Barghouti in February. A champion of the Palestinian cause, Palestinian authors share their ...

The New Arab Staff

Jewish communities in Arab Gulf nations form first association

The Association of Gulf Jewish Communities will include a Jewish court and a regional Kosher certification agency.

Sofia Nitti

Iraqi Christians face an uphill battle for survival

In-depth: There are hopes that Pope Francis' historic visit could be a turning point for Iraqi Christians, a community ravaged by war and ...

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian potter preserves family's 450-year-old craft

85-year-old Syrian potter of Armenian origin, Misak Antranik Petros uses an ancient pottery wheel to throw different shapes from clay.

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

Policy loopholes in MENA countries 'fail' women's rights

Narjas Zatat

Policy loopholes in MENA countries 'fail' women's rights

A report by Plan International looks at civil society and law reform in the MENA.

Transgender people to gain <em>inheritance</em> rights in Bangladesh

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Transgender people to gain inheritance rights in Bangladesh

Transgender people will soon be able to inherit property from their families, the latest effort to give the minority group more rights in the ...

US court summoned Lebanon ex-FM over kidnapping, torture case

The New Arab Staff

US court summoned Lebanon ex-FM over kidnapping, torture case

A Lebanese-American couple is seeking justice through US courts for kidnapping and torture under the alleged direction of Gebran Bassil.

The New Arab Staff

UAE gets tough on 'honour killings' in latest reform

The United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday a major overhaul of the country’s Islamic personal laws, allowing unmarried couples to cohabitate, loosening alcohol restrictions and criminalising so-called 'honour killings.'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US-based Zoroastrian priest killed in Iran, reports say

Zoroastrianism was the dominant religion in Persia, prior to the arrival of Islam.

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed Arabic edition

The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981, the last country to do so, but the practice remains deeply rooted in society.

Elias Jahshan

Bella Hadid is right, Palestinians won't stand for erasure

Comment: What happened to Bella Hadid is just one of the many ways we Palestinians are censored when we speak our truth, writes Elias Jahshan.

Former Spanish king faces probe over Saudi kickbacks scandal

The New Arab Staff

Former Spanish king faces probe over Saudi kickbacks scandal

Former King Juan Carlos allegedly received $100 million in kickbacks from Saudi Arabia in relation to a multi-billion dollar rail deal.

Pranab Bardhan

Modi's performance and the tragedy of India's poor

Comment: PM Modi's handling of the coronavirus pandemic failed India's poorest, with pitifully inadequate funds and an over-centralised ...

How an imprisoned Saudi princess personified MbS' greatest fears

Alainna Liloia

How an imprisoned Saudi princess personified MbS' greatest fears

Comment: Under Mohammed bin Salman's rule, it is unimportant whether those detained have committed a crime, questioning his vision is enough to ...

Remembering the Middle East victims of gender-based violence

Gaia Caramazza

Remembering the Middle East victims of gender-based violence

#IWD2020: From Saudi Arabia to Palestine, women in the Middle East are fighting against gender-based violence and sexual harassment.

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Sumaiyya Naseem

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Book Club: Mama Hissa's Mice is a story where the personal aligns with the political, making this a timely and important novel.

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