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The US Navy announced Sunday it seized an arms shipment of thousands of assault weapons, machines guns and sniper rifles hidden aboard a ship in the Arabian Sea.

Journalists in Yemen remain among the world's most endangered.

Rape and torture of Egypt detainee prompts international outrage

The New Arab Staff

Rape and torture of Egypt detainee prompts international outrage

At least three of the prisoner's family members have been detained since they published the allegations of sexual assault and torture.

UAE royal sent legal complaint over <em>sexual</em> <em>assault</em> allegations

The New Arab Staff

UAE royal sent legal complaint over sexual assault allegations

Caitlin McNamara alleges Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan sexually assaulted her at a private villa in Abu Dhabi.

Israeli NGO founder accused of <em>sexual</em> abuses attempts suicide

The New Arab Staff

Israeli NGO founder accused of sexual abuses attempts suicide

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, who has been accused of multiple sexual crimes, was discovered unconscious at his home in the West Bank after ...

The New Arab Staff

Ramadan TV show sparks #MeToo solidarity moment in Egypt

A TV show in Egypt has sparked controversy with a scene depicting the gang-rape of a young women, similar to the real life events during the Fairmont Hotel attack.

The New Arab Staff

Morocco called for release of jailed journalists

Moroccan journalists have called on authorities to release Suleiman Raissouni and Omar Al-Radi, who have been held for several month on ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt jails man for 8 years in #MeToo case

An Egyptian court sentenced a man to eight years in prison for sexually harassing three minors and drug possession, in a case that sparked ...

The New Arab Staff

Moroccan teacher 'sex assault' victim charged: lawyer

Moroccan teachers have been charged after accusing security forces of sexual assault at a protest in the capital.

As I Want: The abused survivors of Egypt's revolution

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

As I Want: The abused survivors of Egypt's revolution

Film Review: Premiered in the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, Samaher Al Qadi's latest feature, a biographical documentary, explores the series of ...

The New Arab Staff

Sudanese women rally against gendered violence, inequality

Protesters were reportedly faced with incidents of harassment and violence.

Activists say Pakistan PM blames women's dress for rape

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Activists say Pakistan PM blames women's dress for rape

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was criticised for suggesting the veil can contain sexual assault.

Kurdish humanitarian dies from Covid-19 in Sweden

The New Arab Staff

Kurdish humanitarian dies from Covid-19 in Sweden

Ghafouri set up a charity to support Yazidis diplaced by IS.

Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang rape

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang rape

An outpouring of anger was further fuelled by a police chief who chided the victim for driving at night without a male companion.

Berlin film festival 2021 roundup: The MENA films

Sarah Khalil

Berlin film festival 2021 roundup: The MENA films

The MENA films selected by this year's Berlinale brimmed with ambition and artistic audacity.

The New Arab Staff

Egypt charges three men after woman's death

The three suspects have preliminarily been charged with 'thuggery' and unlawful imprisonment.

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian woman 'pushed off balcony' for having male visitor

The 34-year-old woman reportedly fell to her death following a confrontation with her landlord over a male visitor.

The New Arab Staff

Israel's rescue chief steps down over sexual assault claims

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, the celebrated founder of Zaka rescue, was allegedly taking advantage of his position with the knowledge of others in the ...

Maedeh Sharifi

MENA women shake region out of sexual harassment silence

Women from Morocco, to Egypt, Iran and Kuwait took their countries by storm in the past year through social media to break the silence on ...

Libyan women fight gender gap and violence

Alessandra Bajec

Libyan women fight gender gap and violence

Caught between an ongoing cycle of violence and gender inequality, women in Libya are fighting a war inside the war.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gender-based violence 'devastates' women across MENA: Amnesty

Marking International Women's Day, Amnesty highlights the plight of women throughout the MENA, who struggle with added pressures deriving from ...

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Malia Bouattia

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace ...

Draft law sparks fears for women's rights in Egypt

The New Arab Staff

Draft law sparks fears for women's rights in Egypt

The draft personal status law would be a major set-back for women's rights if realised, a leading Egyptian rights organisation said this week.

How does Uighur 'genocide' designation affect US policy?

Allison Quatrini

How does Uighur 'genocide' designation affect US policy?

Comment: Whether to designate human rights atrocities as genocide is a fraught discussion that can hinder rather than precipitate further ...

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