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Lebanon's interior minister was mocked after suggesting women start cooking following a suspension of food deliveries during the country's coronavirus lockdown.

Black, South Asian and a woman: Kamala Harris has made history with her appointment as VP.

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

Mitchell Plitnick

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

Comment: Trump is using a highly problematic definition of anti-Semitism to silence rights groups, while right-wing anti-Semitic violence flourishes, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

#FreeToBeOnline calls for protection of girls against online harassment

Narjas Zatat

#FreeToBeOnline calls for protection of girls against online harassment

Young women's access to the internet is not only curtailed, but in many places, including in parts of the Middle East, they face many dangers on ...

Male-female friendships cannot exist and Friends is proof: preacher

The New Arab Staff

Male-female friendships cannot exist and Friends is proof: preacher

A video of Egyptian preacher Moez Masoud forbidding mixed gender friendships, using Friends as an example, has resurfaced.

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.

Fatima Kried

An open letter to my motherland, Libya

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

Farrah Akbik

The price of honour

Comment: Arab women have been servicing their men for far too long. From acts of intimidation to fatal domestic violence, this abuse and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

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 ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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.

Malaysian authorities urge women to 'avoid nagging' during lockdown

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.

Pushing Trevor Phillips out of Labour won't fix anything

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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' ...

Why Bassil is the most reviled politician in Lebanon

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 ...

Israel says it wants more women soldiers

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.

Outrage as man gropes female Lebanese reporter on air

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.

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