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

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 bodies, writes Sam Hamad.

Egypt actor's transgender son sued over Sarah Hegazi post

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 ...

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

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 died by suicide last week.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iranian woman 'faked coronavirus infection' to escape rape

The New Arab

Iranian woman 'faked coronavirus infection' to escape rape

An investigation has been launched in Iran after a man tried to rape a woman who escaped by claiming to have the deadly Covid-19 virus.

Somalia outraged by gang-rape of toddler and infant girls

The New Arab

Somalia outraged by gang-rape of toddler and infant girls

Arrests have been made in Somalia after the abduction and rape of girls aged three and four, authorities confirmed on Monday.

Turkey urged to release journalists, activists amid coronavirus outbreak

The New Arab

Turkey urged to release journalists, activists amid coronavirus outbreak

More than 20 rights organisations have called for the release of prisoners charged or convicted 'simply for exercising their rights'.

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.

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan's crackdown killed up to 241 in June massacre

The death toll of Sudan's Khartoum massacre last June is estimated to be 241 as opposed to the original figure of 128.

Defiant, the women of Shaheen Bagh lead India's resistance

Aniqah Choudhri

Defiant, the women of Shaheen Bagh lead India's resistance

Comment: Modi has mounted a grave threat to India's secular democracy, and the women of Shaheen Bagh will not stand for it, writes Aniqah ...

Mohammed Harun Arsalai, Arash Yousufi and Qusay Noor

Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Chaotic scenes of families choking over plumes of tear gas, and grizzly images of the death of one Syrian refugee have brought the plight of ...

Jailed French academic Adelkhah hospitalised in Iran: lawyer

The New Arab

Jailed French academic Adelkhah hospitalised in Iran: lawyer

A French-Iranian academic who has been imprisoned in Iran since last year has been admitted to hospital, her lawyer confirmed.

Jailed Iranian ecologist 'sexually assaulted, forced to imitate animals'

The New Arab

Jailed Iranian ecologist 'sexually assaulted, forced to imitate animals'

Niloufar Bayani, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence, said Iranian authorities threatened her with death and rape, while also forcing her ...

US accuses Julian Assange of endangering sources

The New Arab & agencies

US accuses Julian Assange of endangering sources

As Julian Assange's court case unfolds, the US accused the WikiLeaks founder of endangering the lives of intelligence sources.

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