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A French documentary about the protest movement has created conflict between France and Algeria over its depiction of the government.

A Malaysian man is mounting the first legal challenge to the country's law against gay sex, in a bid to combat the growing persecution of the LGBT community.

Morocco's LGBT community is living in fear

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Morocco's LGBT community is living in fear

A month after gay men were outed in Morocco, Ramadan and the Covid-19 lockdown have only made matters worse for the LGBT community.

Israeli court rules alleged paedophile fit to stand trial

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Israeli court rules alleged paedophile fit to stand trial

Malka Leifer is accused of child sex abuse while she was a teacher and principal at an ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne.

Moroccan editor in pre-trial detention over <em>sex</em> claim

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Moroccan editor in pre-trial detention over sex claim

A Moroccan judge placed the head of an independent daily newspaper in pre-trial detention for suspected sexual assault, his lawyer said.

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and in the halls of Iraqi power.

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Young Tunisians eat in secret despite Ramadan and lockdown

The generation gap in religious observance is not new but it took on a new dimension this year as the fasting month coincides with strict ...

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Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

When a prominent Egyptian actor came forward as the parent of a trans son, Arab LGBTQ+ activists said a long-overdue conversation had begun, but ...

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EU embassies face Iraqi backlash after raising 'LGBTQ flag'

An LGBTQ flag that was raised by western diplomats in Iraq's capital Baghdad prompted a swift backlash online, forcing the missions to U-turn on ...

EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

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EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

The representatives of Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union in Iraq marked the International Day Against Homophobia by raising the ...

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INSAF: Helping Morocco's most vulnerable survive the coronavirus lockdown

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

Facebook apologises for role in 2018 Sri Lanka unrest

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Facebook apologises for role in 2018 Sri Lanka unrest

Facebook has apologised for its role in the 2018 deadly unrest in Sri Lanka, after an investigation found incendiary content on the platform may ...

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

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Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Sudan's decision to outlaw female genital mutilation is a small step on the long road to achieving gender equality.

Top Egyptian actor breaks taboo by revealing transgender son

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Top Egyptian actor breaks taboo by revealing transgender son

Hesham Salim said he was not 'confused or surprised' when his son Nour came out as transgender.

Tunisian authorities deny country's 'first gay marriage'

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Tunisian authorities deny country's 'first gay marriage'

A marriage that took place in France between two men - including one Tunisian - has reportedly been registered in Tunisia, making it the 'first ...

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Gay Moroccans 'outed and abused' after photos leaked online

Gay men in Morocco are facing abuse and homelessness after being kicked out by family members following a targeted abuse campaign to 'out' their dating app profiles.

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Teenager's death in Lebanese prison sparks 'foul play' rumours

The death of 17-year-old Ahmed al-Daham sparked rumours in Lebanon, with his family saying the conditions surrounding his demise are ...

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Hijabi Egyptian TikTok star arrested for 'inciting debauchery'

The Egyptian content creator was arrested on Tuesday and may face permanent suspension from Cairo University over a viral video.

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Aceh's public floggings continue amid Indonesia's coronavirus outbreak

Authorities insist the coronavirus outbreak will not get in the way of corporal punishment measures.

Egypt police bust 'gym orgy’ following lockdown breach complaints

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Egypt police bust 'gym orgy’ following lockdown breach complaints

The police discovered an orgy event in a Cairo fitness centre after investigating reports of a coronavirus lockdown breach.

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UNHCR: Refugee women facing greater violence risk during crisis

Displaced women and girls are facing a heightened risk of gender-based violence during the coronavirus crisis, the UN Refugee Agency said Monday.

Turkey releases mob boss as political prisoners remain jailed

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Turkey releases mob boss as political prisoners remain jailed

An organised crime boss is among thousands of prisoners released by Turkey to ease overcrowding in prisons.

French doctors propose testing coronavirus vaccine 'on Africans'

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French doctors propose testing coronavirus vaccine 'on Africans'

Two French doctors have come under fire for suggesting a vaccine for coronavirus should be tested in Africa.

Wives can refuse sexual advances from husbands: Saudi cleric

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Wives can refuse sexual advances from husbands: Saudi cleric

The promising suggestion offers a glimmer of hope for Saudi Arabia’s religious authorities, whose ranks are dominated by proponents of dogmatic ...

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