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Comment: The Egyptian regime's crusade against Sama El-Masry and other female influencers is another shameless attempt to police women and their bodies, writes Sam Hamad.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday defended a top religious official who claimed homosexuality caused diseases, corrupted people and was condemned in Islamic teaching.

Leading Pakistani cleric ridiculed for blaming coronavirus on women

The New Arab & agencies

Leading Pakistani cleric ridiculed for blaming coronavirus on women

Maulana Tariq Jameel, a senior member of the Tablighi Jamaat missionary group, has been criticized for saying women who dress immodestly are responsible for the coronavirus pandemic.

India's coronavirus outbreak unmasks the ugly face of Islamophobia

Shan. A. Zain

India's coronavirus outbreak unmasks the ugly face of Islamophobia

The Covid-19 outbreak has stoked vile Islamophobia in India, with right-wing extremists accusing Muslims of deliberately spreading the virus to ...

UK police investigating 'corona cough attack' on Muslim woman

The New Arab

UK police investigating 'corona cough attack' on Muslim woman

A Muslim woman said she was coughed on, threatened with coronavirus and verbally assaulted while walking down a high street in south London.

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 that offer a more honest perspective.

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

Amnesty slams 'hypocritical' Saudi Arabia for arresting rapper

A YouTube rap video from Saudi Arabia garnered more than 1.6 million views in a week before it was taken down.

The New Arab

Saudi rapper faces arrest, racism over music video

The music video, meant to empower women from Mecca, resulted in racist backlash and arrest orders.

Vicious treatment of Meghan exposes a deeply racist UK

Malia Bouattia

Vicious treatment of Meghan exposes a deeply racist UK

Comment: Coverage of Meghan and Harry shows that when it comes to racism, the media remains woefully unable to conduct a reasonable, and ...

Imogen Lambert

The 2020 Labour Party leadership contender guide

Where do the Labour leadership contenders stand on Brexit, racism and the Middle East?

Palestinian tribal leaders stand against women’s equality treaty

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, ...

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 ...

What Labour's women can learn from Tlaib and Omar

Malia Bouattia

What Labour's women can learn from Tlaib and Omar

Comment: Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar's responses to smear campaigns are good examples for Labour's Salma Yaqoob and Zarah ...

Outrage as man gropes female Lebanese reporter on air

The New Arab

Outrage as man gropes female Lebanese reporter on air

A man groped a female Lebanese journalist who was reporting on the ongoing protests in the country, and then tried to take a selfie with her.

Hadani Ditmars

Zauberland: A journey through a Syrian refugee's dreamscape

The Syrian conflict is dramatically displayed at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House in London.

The New Arab & agencies

Bangladeshi shaves wife's head after finding hair in food

A Bangladeshi man has been arrested for shaving his wife's head after finding a hair in a breakfast she prepared. Violence against women is ...

Sumaiyya Naseem

A Woman is No Man: Patriarchy and psychological abuse

Book Club: From Birzeit to Brooklyn, Etaf Rum's debut novel is a raw portrayal of generational trauma, reviews Sumaiyya Naseem.

Zahra Hankir

Queens of the Kingdom: Women of Saudi Arabia Speak

Book Club: Queens of the Kingdom will leave you with a strong sense of the deep existential crisis Saudi Arabia is facing and how its women are ...

The many faces of Arab women's activism

Sahar Khamis

The many faces of Arab women's activism

Comment: Since well before the Arab Spring, women in the Middle East and North Africa have been fighting for their political, social and legal ...

Malia Bouattia

Fighting the patriarchy means fighting racism, too

Comment: You can't fight misogyny, without also fighting social inequality, racism, xenophobia and homophobia, writes Malia Bouattia.

No filters required: It's Not About the Burqa

Sarah Shaffi

No filters required: It's Not About the Burqa

Book Club: This powerful essay collection gives Muslim women the space that they are often denied in public discourse to speak frankly on faith, ...

Catcalled in Cairo: Ending sexual harassment in Egypt

Monique Bouffé

Catcalled in Cairo: Ending sexual harassment in Egypt

Comment: The objectification of women pervades all aspects of Egyptian public and private life. Nothing less than a fundamental shift in ...

Is Netanyahu facilitating rape culture in Israel?

David Sheen

Is Netanyahu facilitating rape culture in Israel?

Comment: Netanyahu's silence - and even acceptance - of staff members accused, investigated or charged with sex crimes sets a frightening ...

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