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Saudi Arabia allowed sexually explicit Netflix shows to stream domestically in exchange for the company's removal of a satire show's episode that criticised the kingdom.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the worst sex crimes should be punishable by chemical castration, following an arrest in a gang-rape case that has prompted nationwide protests.

Former UN Iraqi-American official accused of sexually assaulting women

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Former UN Iraqi-American official accused of sexually assaulting women

A former United Nations official in Iraq has been accused by more than six women of sexual assault.

Israel's top court rejects alleged child <em>sex</em> abuser's appeal

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Israel's top court rejects alleged child sex abuser's appeal

Israel's Supreme Court has ruled in favour of extraditing a former teacher wanted on charges of child sex abuse in Australia, after she ...

Former sailor details misconduct by SEALs pulled from Iraq

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Former sailor details misconduct by SEALs pulled from Iraq

A female ex-sailor revealed horrible misconduct committed by Navy SEALS in Iraq.

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Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa auctions infamous glasses for Lebanon

Porn star-turned-activist Mia Khalifa is selling her infamous glasses to raise money for the Lebanese Red Cross.

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Tunisia should end 'gay proof' anal tests: HRW

Human Rights Watch urged Tunisia to end the use of anal testing, used as "proof" to prosecute same-sex relations.

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Kuwaiti influencer sparks outrage over sex education post

Rawan bin Hussain said sex education should be taught at schools in Kuwait to help stem the spread of sexually transmitted disease.

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British Muslims condemn lockdown announced two hours before Eid

'It is like being told they cannot visit family and friends for Christmas on Christmas Eve itself,' the UK's largest Muslim group said, ...

Coronavirus crisis sparks a young Israeli anti-government protest movement

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Coronavirus crisis sparks a young Israeli anti-government protest movement

Thousands have been taking to the streets several times a week to protest the Israeli government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Israelis continue protests against PM's handling of pandemic

The protests have been going on for the past few weeks, sparked by what critics see as a government failure to handle the coronavirus crisis.

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Horriya Marzouk

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Comment: Egypt needs a culture shift, but also a comprehensive law against sexual violence, rather than just minor adjustments to existing ...

Netanyahu baselessly links Israel protests to Jeffrey Epstein

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Netanyahu baselessly links Israel protests to Jeffrey Epstein

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed, without evidence, that recent protests in Israel were linked to disgraced American financier ...

Sudan drops death penalty, flogging for gay <em>sex</em>

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Sudan drops death penalty, flogging for gay sex

Activists praised Sudan's decision to lift the death penalty for gay sex 'as first step', but warned that queer people could still ...

Egypt bill protects identity of sexual assault victims

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Egypt bill protects identity of sexual assault victims

Egyptians filing sexual assault cases will have the option to remain anonymous to the public, while the credentials of victims will only be ...

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UK's first online 'Muslim sex shop' set to launch

Habebee.com does not break the accepted rules of relations between husband and wife in Islam.

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UN investigating 'abhorrent' vehicle sex act in Israel

The United Nations said it was investigating a viral video demonstrating a sexual act in the backseat of a UN-marked car in a busy Israeli ...

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Lebanese-American UAE adviser sentenced over child sex charges

Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, an unofficial liaison between top US and Middle Eastern officials, was sentenced to 10 years in ...

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US removes Saudi Arabia from 'worst human traffickers' list

The United States has removed the Saudi kingdom from its Tier 3 trafficking list.

Muslim BLM protester 'forced' to remove hijab by police

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Muslim BLM protester 'forced' to remove hijab by police

Alaa Massri, 18, was arrested while protesting at the site of the statues of Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de León, which protesters have ...

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Arab LGBT community mourns the loss of Sara Hegazy

The death of Egyptian activist Sara Hegazy sent shockwaves through the Arab LGBT community.

Kuwait transgender woman imprisoned after speaking out on abuse

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Kuwait transgender woman imprisoned after speaking out on abuse

Social media users rallied around a Kuwaiti transgender woman who surrendered herself to police after she spoke out on her alleged sexual ...

Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

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Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

Yemen's 'hidden' migrant population has become even more vulnerable as the coronavirus crisis hits the war-torn nation.

Algiers recalls France envoy over Hirak documentary controversy

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Algiers recalls France envoy over Hirak documentary controversy

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

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