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Two people have been convicted in Iran for allegedly spying on behalf Israel, the UK and Germany.

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirak’ protests, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment amid condemnation from human rights and press freedom groups.

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

Aram Balakjian

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

In Patras, young Afghan migrants strive to reach western Europe. For those willing to endure an often brutal journey, the dream of building a new life awaits.

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

Ylenia Gostoli

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic workers for wealthy Gulf families increasingly vulnerable to ill treatment and abuse.

20 dead in Afghan prison raid claimed by IS

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

20 dead in Afghan prison raid claimed by IS

Fighting was raging one day after gunmen stormed the prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

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Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

Iraqi General Mahdi Gharawi, who was accused of desertion and treason for allowing IS to take over Mosul in 2014, was released from prison to the shock of many Iraqis.

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Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

Rights groups say the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been curtailing freedoms since he took office in 2014.

Alainna Liloia

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna ...

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Moroccan singer jailed in high-profile cyber blackmail scandal

Popstar Dounia Batma and two others were sentenced to eight months in prison over their involvement in a Moroccan blackmail case known as 'Hamza ...

Cairo hotel gang rape allegations ignite new #MeToo wave

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cairo hotel gang rape allegations ignite new #MeToo wave

Egypt's National Council for Women on Wednesday condemned retaliatory threats made against women exposing sexual misconduct.

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Calls for release of Moroccan man jailed for 'blasphemy'

Mohammad Awatif Kachchach was jailed for six months for sharing a cartoon online.

Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

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Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

Australia's foreign ministry this week said Kylie Moore-Gilber case remained one of its "highest priorities, including for our embassy officials ...

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Sam Hamad

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Comment: Not content will an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of learning ...

Egyptian TikTok influencer charged with 'spreading debauchery' granted bail

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian TikTok influencer charged with 'spreading debauchery' granted bail

Manar Samy has been released on bail, suspending her three-year prison sentence for posting dance videos on TikTok, which led her to be charged ...

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Kurdish activist jailed for 15 years on Iran return

The Kurdish activist was given promises of amnesty by Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

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Saudi Arabia jails Yemeni blogger over LGBTQ+ rights support

The blogger is scheduled to be deported to Yemen, where he faces death threats.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt female TikTok influencers get 2-year jail terms

Five female social media influencers have been sentenced to two years in jail on charges of violating public morals, Egypt authorities ...

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Former Saudi finance minister imprisoned after tweet mourning dissident

The son of former Saudi deputy Finance Minister and writer Abdulaziz Al-Dakhil revealed that his father is currently being detained by ...

S.Sudan dissident thanks President Trump for US asylum

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

S.Sudan dissident thanks President Trump for US asylum

Prominent South Sudanese dissident Peter Biar Ajak thanked President Donald Trump for giving him refuge after fleeing 'a death squad sent by ... ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fears for Uighur culture as scholars vanish in crackdown

At least 435 Uighur intellectuals have been imprisoned or forcibly disappeared since April 2017, according to the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

Jordanians demand justice for slain domestic violence victim Ahlam

Gaia Caramazza

Jordanians demand justice for slain domestic violence victim Ahlam

'We want a feminist revolution,' demanded women demonstrators en masse, as hashtags #stopkillingwomenjordan and #Ahlam_Was_Betrayed flooded ...

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

Yousra Samir Imran

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

The brutal murder of a Jordanian woman by her father has put domestic violence under the spotlight.

Afghan government airstrike 'kills at least 14'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Afghan government airstrike 'kills at least 14'

District elders and well wishers had arrived to welcome Ghulam Nabi, a Taliban fighter released as part of a prisoner exchange.

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