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Comment: Fatima Kried writes a plea for a more inclusive Libya.

Comment: Arab women have been servicing their men for far too long. From acts of intimidation to fatal domestic violence, this abuse and obedience must end now, writes Farrah Akbik.

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Yazan al-Saadi

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial attitudes will define this watershed moment, writes Yazan Al-Saadi.

Trump could lose reelection in 100 days

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump could lose reelection in 100 days

Trump faces possible humiliation at the hands of Biden, a man he derides as "sleepy" and mentally incompetent, yet who leads by double digits in ...

Cairo film festival's art director resigns over past tweets

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cairo film festival's art director resigns over past tweets

Ahmed Shawky has resigned from Cairo's international film festival following outcry at past social media posts that activists say celebrate ...

Anu Shukla

How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

Lockdown is bringing an ironic sense of freedom to artists in the Middle East, with live streams dismantling borders and opening frontiers like never before.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Malaysia tells wives how to behave during the lockdown, prisoners riot in Iran, and the Syrian regime records its second death.

The New Arab & agencies

Malaysian authorities urge women to 'avoid nagging' during lockdown

Malaysian social media has been abuzz with memes and videos mocking guidance from authorities on how women should behave during lockdown.

Malia Bouattia

Pushing Trevor Phillips out of Labour won't fix anything

Comment: It is easy to get rid of people, it is much more difficult to take on their oppressive views, writes Malia Bouattia.

Idlib-based Syrian journalist faces horrific sexist trolling

The New Arab & agencies

Idlib-based Syrian journalist faces horrific sexist trolling

A freelance Syrian journalist based in Idlib has been targeted by sexist attacks and smear campaigns online, Reporters Without Borders has found.

The New Arab & agencies

Love, lust, heartache: Secret dating lives of young Saudis

Covert dating operations illustrate how Saudi Arabia's young population is often compelled to lead dual lives in the pursuit of social liberties ...

Iranian Olympic medallist hopes to compete for Germany

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian Olympic medallist hopes to compete for Germany

Kimia Alizadeh took the bronze medal for taekwondo at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She hopes to compete for Germany in Tokyo this year.

Cyprus rape case exposes toxic system, stacked against women

Malia Bouattia

Cyprus rape case exposes toxic system, stacked against women

Comment: The Cypriot state has demonstrated exactly where its judicial system stands when it comes to believing women, supporting survivors and ...

Lebanese TV slammed over blackface comedy sketch

The New Arab

Lebanese TV slammed over blackface comedy sketch

In the sketch comedian Nady Abou Chabke put on a prejudiced depiction of a migrant domestic worker by wearing a blackface, a dreadlocks wig and ...

LGBTQ+, disabled workers banned from applying to Indonesian ministries

The New Arab & agencies

LGBTQ+, disabled workers banned from applying to Indonesian ministries

LGBTQ+, pregnant and disabled job hunters have been banned from applying for work at a number Indonesian ministries in a bid for more 'normal' ...

Dalal al-Bizri

Why Bassil is the most reviled politician in Lebanon

Comment: Overambitious Gebran Bassil represents everything wrong with Lebanon's political system. For this reason, he has become the butt of jokes at demonstrations, writes Dalal al-Bizri.

The New Arab

Israel says it wants more women soldiers

The Israeli army is looking to increase the number of women serving in its forces.

The New Arab

Outrage as man gropes female Lebanese reporter on air

A man groped a female Lebanese journalist who was reporting on the ongoing protests in the country, and then tried to take a selfie with her.

Austin Bodetti

Jordan trains female citizens and refugees as plumbers

In a bid to fight gender inequality and water scarcity, Jordan is training a legion of Jordanian woman and female Syrian refugees to become ...

Ramy: Why this Muslim-American sensation doesn't care about Trump

Mel Plant

Ramy: Why this Muslim-American sensation doesn't care about Trump

The New Arab Meets: Egyptian-American comedian Ramy Youssef, who explains why his latest semi-autobiographical TV series is not just about a ...

Malia Bouattia

On Trump and Palestine solidarity, Ireland leads the way

Comment: The Irish people's commitment to solidarity with Palestine, women's rights and social justice, has been demonstrated again and again, ...

Serena Williams is being held to impossible standards

Ruqaya Izzidien

Serena Williams is being held to impossible standards

Comment: Williams is held to a different standard than her white, male counterparts both because she's a woman, and because she's black, writes ...

Shades: White feminism, poetry and hyper-sexualisation of Muslim women

Diana Alghoul

Shades: White feminism, poetry and hyper-sexualisation of Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Asma Elbadawi, a spoken word poet whose latest piece compiles the struggles of being a Muslim female athlete.

The misogyny of terror

Otman Aitlkaboud

The misogyny of terror

Comment: Trivialising misogyny's role in terrorism's wider context is dangerous, writes Otman Aitlkaboud.

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