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Book Club: Najwa Bin Shatwan's unforgettable novel explores questions of race, class, and freedom in nineteenth century Libya.

At least 30,000 girls forced into <em>marriage</em> in Iran

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At least 30,000 girls forced into marriage in Iran

Masoumeh Ebtekar criticised the government after saying at least 30,000 girls under the age of 14 are forced into marriage every year.

Saudi Arabia and Khashoggi murder, Tunisia battles with homophobia

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Saudi Arabia and Khashoggi murder, Tunisia battles with homophobia

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US lawmakers pledge accountability over Khashoggi killing

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US lawmakers pledge accountability over Khashoggi killing

The anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi's killing prompted several US lawmakers to criticise Trump and call for accountability.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey indicts six more Saudis over Khashoggi murder

Six new Saudis suspected of involvement in the 2018 murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been indicted by Turkish authorities.

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Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

Covid-19 cases in refugee camps across the Middle East have spiked in the last month.

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia rebuked at UN over abuses, Khashoggi

In the third joint statement to the council targeting Riyadh since the 2018 killing, the mainly European countries renewed a call for ...

'I saved his a**', Trump boasts saving MbS

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'I saved his a**', Trump boasts saving MbS

US President Donald Trump claimed he saved Mohammed bin Salman after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Pakistan detains 15 after rape of woman on highway

Two armed men allegedly gang raped a woman in front of her children after her car broke down on a deserted highway.

UN report says rebels in Yemen recruited teenage girls

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UN report says rebels in Yemen recruited teenage girls

The report is based on more than 400 accounts and focuses mainly on a period from July 2019 to June this year.

Trailer released for The Dissident, the upcoming Khashoggi documentary

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Trailer released for The Dissident, the upcoming Khashoggi documentary

Khashoggi documentary, The Dissident, dives into the late journalist's career, how and why he became persona non grata in Saudi Arabia.

Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Brooke Anderson

Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Black Muslims are part of the backbone of America's civil rights movement.

Samah Jabr: The psychiatrist fighting Palestine's mental health crisis

Ben Lynfield

Samah Jabr: The psychiatrist fighting Palestine's mental health crisis

Psychiatrist Samah Jabr has emerged as an unsung hero in the Palestinian Authority's life and death battle against coronavirus.

Gaia Caramazza

China's war on Uighur women

In-depth: China's mass sterilisation of Uighur Muslim women is rooted in Beijing's obsession with extreme population control.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota primary

Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar batted away a challenger and retained her title.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

India's Modi launches Hindu temple on Kashmir anniversary

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the construction of a new Hindu temple at a contested religious site with a history of deadly ...

Carmen Geha

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

Preventing a global education disaster

Kevin Watkins

Preventing a global education disaster

Comment: We must act now to ensure a perfect storm of lost schooling, increased child poverty, and deep budget cuts don't lead to unprecedented ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Iraq's Kurdish capital, all's fair in love, walls

"M + M = life," reads one slanted message in a dark corner.

Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

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Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

The pandemic has plunged millions of young people in the Middle East into the kind of deep uncertainty and despair they had hoped to leave ...

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Horriya Marzouk

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Comment: Egypt needs a culture shift, but also a comprehensive law against sexual violence, rather than just minor adjustments to existing ...

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