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Comment: For the leader of a supposedly free and secular republic, Macron's attempt to preside over the lives of French Muslims is an affront to our community, writes Yasser Louati.

The New Arab has curated articles shedding powerful light on the pressing issue of gender-based violence across the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.

Policy loopholes in MENA countries 'fail' women's rights

Narjas Zatat

Policy loopholes in MENA countries 'fail' women's rights

A report by Plan International looks at civil society and law reform in the MENA.

Hospitals full as second wave of coronavirus grips Pakistan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hospitals full as second wave of coronavirus grips Pakistan

Intensive care units in Pakistani hospitals are nearing capacity, with some patients being turned away, as a new wave of coronavirus takes hold.

Death of Pakistan's firebrand cleric clouds future of movement

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Death of Pakistan's firebrand cleric clouds future of movement

In just a few short years, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, known for profanity-laced speeches and theatrical gestures, gained mass support and rose to ...

Zahra Khozema

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Comment: Calls for castration and hanging as punishment for rape have been growing, but such draconian measures fail to tackle the root cause of gender-based violence, writes Zahra Khozema.

Elizabeth Neoman

Mariam Mohamed's death reignites Egypt's digital #MeToo movement

The death of a 24-year-old Egyptian woman in Cairo has served as another catalyst for the digital feminist movement in Egypt.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America

Rising to power by claiming to fix the US, Donald Trump has left a turbulent legacy.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon falling short on women's rights: HRW

Human Rights Watch has slammed Lebanon for failing to protect women from human rights abuses and not making progress on women's rights.

What Trump’s next move might be if he loses

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

What Trump’s next move might be if he loses

If he loses Tuesday's election, Donald Trump's future may be as unconventional and erratic as his presidency

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Government bid to defend Trump in rape case rejected

An attempt by the US Justice Department to defend Donald Trump against a lawsuit by a prominent American columnist who says the president raped ...

Algerian actresses call foul on femicide

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algerian actresses call foul on femicide

Algerian actresses have launched a campaign to see the country put an end to violence against women.

French minister 'shocked' over halal supermarket aisles

The New Arab Staff

French minister 'shocked' over halal supermarket aisles

The interior minister linked the presence of halal and kosher supermarket aisles to a failure to integrate in the wake of last week's beheading.

Egypt kills 49 in 'outrageous' mass executions: HRW

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt kills 49 in 'outrageous' mass executions: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called for Egypt to 'immediately halt' carrying out death sentences.

Thousands of boys chained, tortured in Sudan Islamic schools

The New Arab Staff

Thousands of boys chained, tortured in Sudan Islamic schools

Boys as young as five-years-old have been found chained and tortured at Islamic schools in Sudan, a new BBC investigation reveals.

Mobashra Tazamal

Dismantling the counterterror narrative is long overdue

Comment: The language and logic of counter-terrorism established by the US has been used to justify a devastating spectrum of Muslim persecution from France to China, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

The New Arab Staff

Pakistan must end 'inhumane virginity testing': Rights group

HRW has urged Pakistan to completely end the practice of virginity testing.

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian woman dragged to death in Cairo car robbery

The victim, identified as a woman in her 20s, was reportedly dragged to her death by the assailants' getaway vehicle.

At least 30,000 girls forced into marriage in Iran

The New Arab Staff

At least 30,000 girls forced into marriage in Iran

Masoumeh Ebtekar criticised the government after saying at least 30,000 girls under the age of 14 are forced into marriage every year.

Yasser Louati

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Comment: Macron's tirade against 'Islamist separatism' is nothing but a racist and malicious attempt to win votes, writes Yasser Louati.

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

Anger after young Algerian woman murdered in 'revenge killing'

Gasia Ohanes

Anger after young Algerian woman murdered in 'revenge killing'

Chaima, a 19-year-old woman, was brutally murdered after Algeria's security agencies failed to provide adequate victim protection, critics said.

Syria Kurds transfer foreign families from crowded Al-Hol camp

The New Arab Staff

Syria Kurds transfer foreign families from crowded Al-Hol camp

Kurdish authorities have started to transfer foreign women and their children from an overcrowded camp in northeast Syria.

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