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Dozens have been arrested as Egypt's police launch an investigation into a mob sexual assault on a young woman in Mansoura caught on video.

David Hale, the top career diplomat at the State Department, acknowledged the freeze as he spoke under oath to lawmakers in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Feminist candlelit march held in Beirut's central square

The New Arab

Feminist candlelit march held in Beirut's central square

A feminist march was held in a central Beirut square in the evening, with thousands of women carrying candles as banging on saucepans.

UAE central bank mulls financial aid to Lebanon

The New Arab

UAE central bank mulls financial aid to Lebanon

The UAE’s Central Bank Governor Mubarak Rashid al-Mansouri said his country was 'conducting a study' to investigate recommendations to Emirati ...

Thousands march in Lebanon's nationwide 'Sunday of unity' demonstrations

The New Arab

Thousands march in Lebanon's nationwide 'Sunday of unity' demonstrations

Anti-government protesters take to the streets across Lebanon for the third day in a row as well as pro-government crowds rallying in favour of ...

Federica Marsi

Lebanon scrabbles to avert imminent economic collapse

As Lebanon's citizens wait to discover the effect of the protests on their purses, analysts warn exceptional economic measures alongside rapid political solutions are the only means to avert collapse.

Alessandra Bajec

Violent scuffles mar peaceful protests in Beirut

Last Friday saw violent scuffles at Riad al-Solh Square, in central Beirut, after a group of Hezbollah supporters attacked protesters chanting ...

The New Arab

UK voices support for Lebanon's anti-corruption protesters

The UK has urged Lebanon to hear out the frustrations of protesters and implement reforms.

The New Arab

Lebanon's president breaks silence as protests enter second week

Michel Aoun addressed the nation on Thursday in his first comments since anti-corruption protests erupted in Lebanon eight days ago.

Q&A: Lebanon's revolt

International Crisis Group

Q&A: Lebanon's revolt

Comment: Crisis Group expert Heiko Wimmen says the emergency measures may be too little, too late. Most protesters are demanding the ...

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.

Revolutionaries, not 'babes': Stop <em>objectifying</em> Lebanon's women protesters

Sarah Khalil

Revolutionaries, not 'babes': Stop objectifying Lebanon's women protesters

Why have some chosen to focus on the appearance of Lebanese women in the recent wave of nationwide protests?

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 ...

'Dear Boris Johnson': Niqab-wearing women speak out

Sami Rahman

'Dear Boris Johnson': Niqab-wearing women speak out

The New Arab speaks to three British women who wear the niqab to find out what their experiences have been since Boris Johnson's Islamophobic ...

Saudi imam encourages polygamy as 'women expire, unlike men'

The New Arab

Saudi imam encourages polygamy as 'women expire, unlike men'

Twitters users were outraged after a Saudi man claiming to be an imam suggested women "expired" as a reason for encouraging polygamous ...

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Arab democracy and human rights in the Trump era

Comment: The US can no longer assume the role of the leading superpower in championing the values of pluralism and inclusion, writes Tamara Kharroub

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Why women and minorities matter in US election

Comment: Donald Trump has insulted a myriad of people, but presidential candidates can no longer afford to marginalise the interests of women ...

Otman Aitlkaboud

Syria's other battle: Women fighting militarised machismo

Kurdish women in northern Syria are fighting both the fundamentalist tyranny of the Islamic State group and the violent authoritarianism of ...

Farhad Mirza

We can't fight terrorism while exploiting its victims

Comment: Appropriating the grief of others to further our own agendas risks adopting a distorted us-and-them world view advocated by those we ...

The Nakba profiteering cliques

Samer Jaber

The Nakba profiteering cliques

Comment: Who wins in Palestine's status quo? The first part of Samer Jaber's critique studies international organisations and NGOs.

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