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Yemeni model Entisar Al-Hammadi was kidnapped over a month ago by Houthi rebels.

The sentencing of Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison has been linked to state-sponsored Twitter agents.

Minors in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Minors in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

Despite Saudi authorities promising reforms in 2020, people who committed crimes as minors still face execution.

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Malia Bouattia

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Comment: Today, just as in the 80s, communities of colour are being driven to protest, only to be met with a government that denies the ...

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US 'concerned' over Saudi aid worker's 20-year jail term

The US expressed concern after a Saudi aid worker was sentenced to 20 years in jail.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 20 years

Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and given a 20 year travel ban for allegedly running an anonymous social media ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi arrested as juvenile faces execution despite reforms: HRW

"In sentencing a child to die while ignoring torture allegations, the Saudi court made a mockery of the country’s alleged 'reforms'," ...

Malia Bouattia

Kill the bill: Resisting a UK police state

Comment: A repressive new policing bill has been postponed, but anger over Covid failures, BLM and the Everard demonstrations points to the ...

Egypt Senate approves tougher sentences for FGM practitioners

The New Arab Staff

Egypt Senate approves tougher sentences for FGM practitioners

Egypt has approved amendments to the law that prohibits female genital mutilation, increasing prison times for those found guilty.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang rape

An outpouring of anger was further fuelled by a police chief who chided the victim for driving at night without a male companion.

Sarah Everard vigil underlines a dangerous reality for women

Malia Bouattia

Sarah Everard vigil underlines a dangerous reality for women

Comment: Sarah Everard's murder and the repressive scenes at her vigil highlight exactly why women can't rely on the very people entrusted with ...

Amnesty International denounces Sanaa Seif prison sentence

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Amnesty International denounces Sanaa Seif prison sentence

Amnesty International called the sentencing of Egyptian political activist Sanaa Seif "another crushing blow" to freedom of expression ...

Germany hands suspended sentence to spy worked for Egypt

The New Arab Staff

Germany hands suspended sentence to spy worked for Egypt

An Egyptian-born German man has been given a suspended sentence for working as a spy while employed by Angela Merkel's press office.

EU set to agree sanctions over Russia, Myanmar crackdowns

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU set to agree sanctions over Russia, Myanmar crackdowns

The EU on Monday warned Myanmar's military rulers it "stands ready" to impose sanctions over their coup.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria president to 'dissolve parliament': local media

Abdelmajdid Tebboune is expected to call for early elections.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi court sentences woman activist to eight years imprisonment

Saudi human rights defender Israa Al-Ghomgham, 32, was sentenced to eight years in prison for documenting protests in the Al-Qatif region.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul 'to be released from detention'

Saudi women’s rights activist and Nobel-prize nominated campaigner Loujain Al-Hathloul is expected to be released after being detained for more ...

The New Arab Staff

French mother on hunger strike to repatriate detained daughter

Pascale Descamps has been on hunger strike since February 1 to get her daughter repatriated from detention camp in Syria with her four children.

Three Tunisians jailed for 30 years for cannabis use

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three Tunisians jailed for 30 years for cannabis use

Amna Guellali, from campaign group Amnesty International, said such sentences for drug use and possession were "unacceptable on principle".

The New Arab Staff

US charges UK national with bribery scheme

US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey has charged Shwan Al-Mulla with fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery, in relation to ...

Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

Ibrahim Husseini

Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

In-depth: Amid political infighting and public mistrust, Palestinians are sceptical as to whether the first national elections in 15 years will ...

Florida anti-protest bill threatens even tighter chokehold on communities

Hiba Rahim

Florida anti-protest bill threatens even tighter chokehold on communities

Comment: Conservatives in Florida are introducing a new anti-protest bill, but make no mistake about its intended target, writes Hiba Rahim.

Egyptian TikTokers acquitted of 'violating family values'

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian TikTokers acquitted of 'violating family values'

Two Egyptian bloggers and TikTokers have been acquitted of 'violating family values' following a campaign to free them.

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