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Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too late?

Anwar Raslan claimed he had "helped to free" detainees, rather than torturing them.

Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

The New Arab

Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

Human rights groups have marked the two-year anniversary of the arrest of Saudi Arabia's leading women's rights activists by calling for an 'unconditional drop in legal charges'.

Escaping the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence in Afghanistan

Kamal Afzali

Escaping the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence in Afghanistan

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

Gay Moroccans 'outed and abused' after photos leaked online

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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 ...

Emily Lewis

Coronavirus: Lebanon's LGBT+ community is locked down and unprotected

LGBT+ people in Lebanon, whose mere existence is already criminalised, often depend on community centres, tight social networks and dedicated NGOs for emotional and financial support.

The New Arab

Saudi women expose sexual harassers on Twitter

Women in Saudi Arabia are posting sexual harassment testimonies on Twitter under pseudonyms in 'brave move,' HRW says

Florence Massena

For domestic workers, Lebanon lockdown a recipe for abuse

Already deprived of basic rights and freedom, domestic migrant workers are now at greater risk of being abused as Lebanon remains under lockdown ...

Diana Alghoul

How lockdowns are affecting Middle East domestic abuse victims

In patriarchal societies, women who suffer from domestic abuse will be left even more vulnerable in the face of lockdowns.

Lebanon's undocumented workers unable to access coronavirus testing

The New Arab

Lebanon's undocumented workers unable to access coronavirus testing

Hospitals at the forefront of Lebanon's fight against the novel coronavirus are reportedly failing to provide affordable testing to undocumented ...

Anthony Harwood

Exclusive: Loujain al-Hathloul's sister speaks out after trial postponed

The trial of Loujain al-Hathloul has been postponed indefinitely by the coronavirus outbreak. Her sister, speaking exclusively to The New Arab, ...

Dubai leader's domestic <em>abuse</em> undermines Emirate's hollow gender reforms

Alainna Liloia

Dubai leader's domestic abuse undermines Emirate's hollow gender reforms

Comment: The UAE ruler's superficial efforts to combat domestic violence are falling woefully short, writes Alainna Liloia.

Saudi women’s rights activist due in court on Wednesday

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Saudi women’s rights activist due in court on Wednesday

Human rights organisations have decried the 'bogus' charges against Hathloul and 12 other women's rights activists.

Prominent Labour Party anti-racism campaigner suspended over Islamophobia allegations

The New Arab

Prominent Labour Party anti-racism campaigner suspended over Islamophobia allegations

In the aftermath of a child sexual abuse scandal in involving male grooming gangs, Labour Party campaigner, Trevor Phillips ...

Influential Moroccan rapper tackles domestic violence with new song

The New Arab

Influential Moroccan rapper tackles domestic violence with new song

Domestic violence was the topic of a new song by a popular Moroccan rapper that was released on this year's International Women's Day.

Gaia Caramazza

Remembering the Middle East victims of gender-based violence

#IWD2020: From Saudi Arabia to Palestine, women in the Middle East are fighting against gender-based violence and sexual harassment.

The New Arab & agencies

No country for young women? Myanmar's battle against rape

The UN has warned violence against women and girls is a "silent emergency" in the country, with incidents spanning groping on public transport ...

Alessandra Bajec

Moroccan #MeToo helps women to break silence

Morocco's Masaktach movement gives voice to victims of sexual abuse to speak up and share their experiences.

Adriana Urbano

Fatema Jafari: From Afghan midwife to politician

The New Arab Meets: Fatema Jafari, a refugee, underground teacher, midwife, women's rights activist, politician and mother, who is working ...

Refugees and riot police clash on Greek Islands

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Arash Yousufi

Refugees and riot police clash on Greek Islands

Up to 2,000 refugees, mainly Afghans, Iranians and Syrians, continue to protest in the Moria camp over delays in asylum cases, inhuman living ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia using secret anti-terror courts to try activists

Saudi Arabia's shadowy terrorism courts are a 'weapon' used to systematically prosecute peaceful regime critics through torture-based ...

Kuwait and Philippines edge closer to workers protection agreement

The New Arab

Kuwait and Philippines edge closer to workers protection agreement

Kuwait and the Philippines have edged closer to signing a workers protection agreement for Filipino nationals.

Yemen in Focus: Yemeni students stranded in 'apocalyptic' Wuhan

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Yemeni students stranded in 'apocalyptic' Wuhan

This week we focus on the Yemenis who are stranded in the coronavirus epicentre city Wuhan and the United Nation's mercy flights in Sanaa.

Houthis receiving weapons similar to Iran's, UN experts say

The New Arab & agencies

Houthis receiving weapons similar to Iran's, UN experts say

A report from UN experts says Yemen's Houthi rebels are receiving weapons components with similar technical characteristics as Iranian arms.

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