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Why a new draft personal status law that reduces females to 'machines for birthing children' is a shocking and frustrating set-back for Egyptian women's rights.

Caught between an ongoing cycle of violence and gender inequality, women in Libya are fighting a war inside the war.

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Yousra Samir Imran

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, to partake in discussions that may not always be accessible.

French parliament to vote on controversial anti-extremism bill

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French parliament to vote on controversial anti-extremism bill

The French parliament votes on a bill to battle Islamist extremism, which the state argues is needed to bolster the secular system but critics ...

Row over teacher's 'Islamism' claims in Paris suburb

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Row over teacher's 'Islamism' claims in Paris suburb

The school teacher had accused the French government of underestimating the threat of Islamist extremism, sparking a row with the suburb's mayor.

The New Arab Staff

Turkish Muslim groups in France oppose controversial anti-Islam bill

Citing the bill's marginalising nature against Muslims, Turkish Muslim foundations in France refuse to sign the newly-established Islamic charter that aims to replace some Muslim values with the French ones.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron hails controversial French Muslim charter against 'extremism'

President Emmanuel Macron praised French Muslim leaders after they agreed on a "charter of principles" aimed at combatting sectarianism and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French Muslim council agrees accord on Macron's controversial 'principles'

France's Muslim federations agreed Sunday on a "charter of principles" requested by President Emmanuel Macron in his bid to eradicate ...

The New Arab Staff

Taliban now discouraging fighters from taking multiple wives

The hardline Islamist group has urged members to avoid "corrupt and illegal practices" regarding polygamy.

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

The New Arab Staff

French far-right leader praises Egypt for 'fighting radical Islam'

Marine Le Pen praised 'model' state Egypt for its alleged fight against 'radical Islam' in an interview with Egyptian state media.

UN rights chief urges France to withdraw security law

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN rights chief urges France to withdraw security law

Michelle Bachelet has said Article 24 of the 'Global Security Bill' should be 'reviewed' or 'withdrawn'.

France says stance on radicalism distorted, not anti-Islam

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France says stance on radicalism distorted, not anti-Islam

France has defended itself against criticism over Islamophobia.

Anti-extremism plan is law of freedom, says France PM

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Anti-extremism plan is law of freedom, says France PM

The proposed legislation, which clamps down on religious-based education, online hate speech and polygamy, has caused unease even among ...

Anger as Iraqi bank offers 'second wife loans'

The New Arab Staff

Anger as Iraqi bank offers 'second wife loans'

The government-owned Al-Rasheed bank is offering over $8,000 to male employees who wish to take on a second wife.

The New Arab Staff

Calls for Saudi teenager's arrest over Prophet Muhammad insults

Amal al-Asmari's tweet went viral after she condemned the Prophet Muhammad and said she doesn't believe in the word of the Quran.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi postpones reforms forcing husbands to disclose multiple wives

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council ignored a recommendation aimed at ensuring Saudi women are aware if their husband has multiple wives or is already ...

The New Arab

Divorces rise by nearly a third in Saudi Arabia

Divorces are on the rise in Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus curfew complicates lives of Kuwaiti polygamists

Tunisia was the first predominantly Muslim country to abolish the practice of polygamy in 1956.

Emirati polygamists 'need permits' to visit wives: Police chief

Kamal Afzali

Emirati polygamists 'need permits' to visit wives: Police chief

In the UAE, where polygamy is common, men who have more than one wife in one home are in a state of disarray.

The New Arab & agencies

Dubai suspends marriage and divorce during Covid-19 lockdown

Dubai is suspending marriages and divorces during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Syria Weekly: The Struggle for State in Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: The Struggle for State in Syria

The New Arab collates key points from Chatham House's series of panel discussion entitled 'The Struggle for State' , marking nine years since ...

How Muslim millennials are taking charge of their matchmaking

Diana Alghoul

How Muslim millennials are taking charge of their matchmaking

Apps are becoming increasingly popular for Muslims to find their significant other, but they're also becoming a tool for social evolution and a ...

Kuwait has 'highest rate of <em>polygamy</em>, cousin marriages'

The New Arab

Kuwait has 'highest rate of polygamy, cousin marriages'

Kuwait has topped the rates of polygamy amongst Gulf Arab countries

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