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A jailed Moroccan journalist was included in a list of most urgent global cases of threats against the press.

An American contractor died during an altercation with US Marines in Iraq, prompting a trial.

Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

Rights groups say the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been curtailing freedoms since he took office in 2014.

Cairo hotel gang rape allegations ignite new #MeToo wave

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cairo hotel gang rape allegations ignite new #MeToo wave

Egypt's National Council for Women on Wednesday condemned retaliatory threats made against women exposing sexual misconduct.

Syrian men, trans women suffered ‘monstrous’ <em>sexual</em> violence

The New Arab Staff

Syrian men, trans women suffered ‘monstrous’ sexual violence

Human Rights Watch has reported of harrowing violence in Syria against men and trans women during the war.

Florence Dixon

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

A crackdown on Egypt's 'TikTok girls' highlights who really matters in the eyes of the law. But it also shows their power, or at least, their potential.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

A Moroccan court has ordered that the chief editor of Moroccan independent daily Akhbar Al-Yaoum remain in custody over charges of "indecent ...

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian writer Mohamed Hashem arrested over sexual assault allegations

Amid Egypt's growing #MeToo movement, prominent writer Mohamed Hashem was arrested after a poet accused him of sexually assaulting her last year.

Egypt bill protects identity of <em>sexual</em> <em>assault</em> victims

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

Narjas Zatat

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

With sexual assault cases increasing, and a growing body of voices online refusing to back down, some critics argue there ...

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

Egypt calls for investigation into online <em>assault</em> allegations

The New Arab Staff

Egypt calls for investigation into online assault allegations

The women's council in Egypt is calling for an investigation after over a hundred allegations surfaced online accusing an Egyptian man of rape ...

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad recounts torture

The New Arab Staff

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad recounts torture

Feras Fayyad, who directed an award-winning documentary about Syrian doctors recounts the horrific torture he experienced almost a decade ago.

Sisi's crusade against women influencers reveals regime's deepest fears

Sam Hamad

Sisi's crusade against women influencers reveals regime's deepest fears

Comment: The Egyptian regime's crusade against Sama El-Masry and other female influencers is another shameless attempt to police women and their ...

The New Arab Staff

Egypt actor's transgender son sued over Sarah Hegazi post

The transgender son of prominent Egyptian actor Hisham Selim was sued after posting an Instagram video in support of Sarah Hegazi, an exiled LGBTQ+ activist who died by suicide.

Rasha Younes

For Sarah Hegazy: In rage, in grief, in exhaustion

Comment: Sarah Hegazy was driven to take her life by Egypt's state-powered, lethal patriarchy. As we continue to resist, may she rest, spared of ...

Mel Plant

Mashrou Leila frontman sings moving tribute to gay activist

The openly gay frontman of Lebanese alternative band Mashrou Leila has voiced his support for Sarah Hegazi, the Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist who ...

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed ...

Kuwait transgender woman imprisoned after speaking out on abuse

Danya Hajjaji

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Moroccan editor in pre-trial detention over sex claim

A Moroccan judge placed the head of an independent daily newspaper in pre-trial detention for suspected sexual assault, his ...

A Ramadan like no other

Malia Bouattia

A Ramadan like no other

Comment: Malia Bouattia contemplates what a Ramadan under lockdown can teach us about resistance to injustice, and resilience in times of ...

Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

Danya Hajjaji

Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

When a prominent Egyptian actor came forward as the parent of a trans son, Arab LGBTQ+ activists said a long-overdue conversation had begun, but ...

How an imprisoned Saudi princess personified MbS' greatest fears

Alainna Liloia

How an imprisoned Saudi princess personified MbS' greatest fears

Comment: Under Mohammed bin Salman's rule, it is unimportant whether those detained have committed a crime, questioning his vision is enough to ...

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