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Thousands of Yazidi children are facing an unprecedented mental and physical health crisis, including post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression, years after their release from IS captivity

The education ministry's decision - made during an online meeting - to hold physical exams in crowded halls has sparked fury among Egypt's students

Stateless Kuwait student’s suicide attempt leads to outcry

The New Arab Staff

Stateless Kuwait student’s suicide attempt leads to outcry

The attempted suicide of a medical student from Kuwait’s persecuted Bidoon, who are denied citizenship, has led to anger on social media about the government’s treatment of the stateless community.

British Muslims say CBD oil is a 'halal healer'

Ruqaiya Haris

British Muslims say CBD oil is a 'halal healer'

CBD oil is sold legally in the UK and could provide Muslims a 'halal' alternative with its reported health benefits.

Iran's Guardian Council passes child protection bill

Gasia Ohanes

Iran's Guardian Council passes child protection bill

The vague 'child protection bill' was stagnant for years before it was passed by Iran's top body on Sunday.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanese man detained over killing of wife, nine others

The horrific shooting is suspected to be Lebanon's deadliest peacetime mass shooting in decades.

The New Arab

Reports of child abuse in Turkey rise during pandemic

Turkey is witnessing a sharp rise in both child abuse and domestic violence, as families remain confined at home due to the pandemic.

Diana Alghoul

How lockdowns are affecting Middle East domestic abuse victims

In patriarchal societies, women who suffer from domestic abuse will be left even more vulnerable in the face of lockdowns.

Adriana Urbano

Fatema Jafari: From Afghan midwife to politician

The New Arab Meets: Fatema Jafari, a refugee, underground teacher, midwife, women's rights activist, politician and mother, who is working ...

Yemen in Focus: Houthis introduce martyrdom lectures at school

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthis introduce martyrdom lectures at school

Students in Saada are made to watch daily video broadcasts from the Houthi rebel leader, who lectures them on the merits of martyrdom and ...

Alessandra Bajec

Troubling and tragic: Suicides rise among Tunisian children

Suicidal acts and attempts are not uncommon among children and adolescents in the North African country, as financial, social and psychological ...

Lebanon's economic crisis is hitting Syrian refugees hard

The New Arab

Lebanon's economic crisis is hitting Syrian refugees hard

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are facing worsening living conditions amid a period of political uncertainty, including growing calls for their ...

Saudi Arabia's inclusion of Chinese as a third language

Hind Berji

Saudi Arabia's inclusion of Chinese as a third language

The addition of the Chinese language to Saudi curriculums reveals a carefully planned strategic partnership that points beyond linguistic ...

Saudi Arabia ends gender segregation requirement in restaurants

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia ends gender segregation requirement in restaurants

Despite a spate of recent women's rights reforms, Saudi Arabia continues its crackdown on activists and critics.

Hundreds of Pakistani girls 'sold as brides to China'

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds of Pakistani girls 'sold as brides to China'

An AP investigation earlier this year revealed how Pakistan's Christian minority has become a new target of brokers who pay impoverished parents ...

Hind Berji

China's Uighurs: A genocide in the making

China is sparing no effort in its attempt to erase any proof of its Uighur Muslim population.

Rothna Begum

The lethal cost of being a woman in Palestine

Comment: To prevent more killings like Israa's, abuse in all its forms must be criminalised so that the perpetrators can be prosecuted, writes ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Sudanese torture survivors neglected by the UK Home Office

Asylum seekers who suffered under the former regime of Bashir in Sudan now face another obstacle in their bid for safety and a new life: the UK ...

CJ Werleman

Religious freedom isn't about who you can discriminate against

Comment: Rising Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in the US is seeing Muslims and Jews denied services in the name of 'religious liberty', writes ...

The Aziziye Mosque: One of London's most stunning mosques

Sophia Akram

The Aziziye Mosque: One of London's most stunning mosques

See in pictures: The Aziziye Mosque in Stoke Newington is thought of as one of Britain's most stunning mosques.

The New Arab & agencies

Seven refugees drown as boat capsizes off Greek island

Seven people have died as a boat smuggling refugees from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos capsized in the Aegean Sea.

<em>Physical</em> violence in Lebanon's schools 'amounts to rights abuse'

The New Arab

Physical violence in Lebanon's schools 'amounts to rights abuse'

Lebanon's schools are using shocking levels of corporal punishment in the name of 'discipline' against vulnerable children without being held ...

A Woman is No Man: Patriarchy and psychological abuse

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.

Moroccan teachers protest in sixth week of strike

The New Arab

Moroccan teachers protest in sixth week of strike

Hundreds of Moroccan teachers gathered outside the education ministry in the capital Rabat to protest in the sixth week of their strike.

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