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The UAE will grant paternity leave to new fathers in the private sector.

Iran's government will no longer provide contraception or vasectomies, in a bid to force citizens to have more children and combat falling birth and marriage rates.

Far-right Israeli lawmaker compares Bedouin birth rate to bomb

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Far-right Israeli lawmaker compares Bedouin birth rate to bomb

A far-right Israeli lawmaker with a history of espousing anti-Arab sentiment said Bedouin birth rates in Israel were comparable to a bomb that needed defusing.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Job cuts in the UAE, a spike in cases in Yemen, and a tragic death in Algeria.

Outcry in Algeria after pregnant doctor dies of coronavirus

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Outcry in Algeria after pregnant doctor dies of coronavirus

Wafa Boudissa was denied maternity leave and forced to work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Idlib city prepares for mass exodus of civilians

With an estimated 150,000 people displaced in the past two weeks, aid agencies are warning of a potential humanitarian catastrophe unlike anything seen in the past nine years of war.

Stasa Salacanin

Drinking water a major conflict deterrence factor in Gulf

Large parts of the population in Gulf countries are dependent on desalination for their drinking water, but high tensions in the region openly ...

The New Arab

New female UK party leader vows to stop Brexit

Britain's pro-EU opposition Liberal Democrats on Monday elected their first female leader on a promise that she will do everything possible to ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Regime onslaught on Idlib continues

The bloodbath in Idlib continued this week, with pressure on regional player Turkey to accept more refugees and do more to protect civilians ...

Egyptian company first to grant women menstrual <em>leave</em>

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Egyptian company first to grant women menstrual leave

An Egyptian digital marketing company last week became the first in the country - and the Arab world - to grant women leave for their ...

Ebti Numari

American feminists should drop the 'global saviour' rhetoric

Comment: American women's activists should start by asking why the US has resisted ratifying global women's rights treaties and human rights ...

Women's r-evolution in Turkey under Erdogan's AKP

Hilal Kaplan

Women's r-evolution in Turkey under Erdogan's AKP

Comment: Women's rights and freedoms under Erdogan's government have improved significantly, writes Hilal Kaplan.

Far-right Israeli party to 'pay Palestinians to <em>leave</em>'

The New Arab

Far-right Israeli party to 'pay Palestinians to leave'

A far-right nationalist party in Israel will launch a new online campaign to pay Palestinians to leave the occupied West Bank and move ...

Lebanon's army of foreign maids organise to fight exploitation

Rita Bassil

Lebanon's army of foreign maids organise to fight exploitation

Feature: Long marginalised, exploited and abused, domestic workers in Lebanon have started a trade union to defend their rights.

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