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The SafeNess app aims to 'protect women from harassment, violence and theft in public spaces'.

Comment: For the leader of a supposedly free and secular republic, Macron's attempt to preside over the lives of French Muslims is an affront to our community, writes Yasser Louati.

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

Horriya Marzouk

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

In-depth: As the countdown to the end of a friendly Trump administration begins, Sisi's crackdown on human rights defenders is testing the waters of international patience.

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

Kamal Afzali

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

The New Arab has curated articles shedding powerful light on the pressing issue of gender-based violence across the Middle East, North Africa ...

France threatens home-schooler parents with jail in 'anti-extremism' drive

The New Arab Staff

France threatens home-schooler parents with jail in 'anti-extremism' drive

France will introduce an identification number system to help enforce the controversial legislation.

Zahra Khozema

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Comment: Calls for castration and hanging as punishment for rape have been growing, but such draconian measures fail to tackle the root cause of gender-based violence, writes Zahra Khozema.

Elizabeth Neoman

Mariam Mohamed's death reignites Egypt's digital #MeToo movement

The death of a 24-year-old Egyptian woman in Cairo has served as another catalyst for the digital feminist movement in Egypt.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America

Rising to power by claiming to fix the US, Donald Trump has left a turbulent legacy.

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UAE gets tough on 'honour killings' in latest reform

The United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday a major overhaul of the country’s Islamic personal laws, allowing unmarried couples to ...

Lebanon falling short on women's rights: HRW

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Lebanon falling short on women's rights: HRW

Human Rights Watch has slammed Lebanon for failing to protect women from human rights abuses and not making progress on women's rights.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

What Trump’s next move might be if he loses

If he loses Tuesday's election, Donald Trump's future may be as unconventional and erratic as his presidency

UK won’t charge UAE minister for alleged <em>sexual</em> <em>assault</em>

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UK won’t charge UAE minister for alleged sexual assault

Prosecutors in the UK said that they would not bring any charges against the UAE Minister for Tolerance after a British woman accused him of ...

Qatar government to investigate body search airport claims

The New Arab Staff

Qatar government to investigate body search airport claims

Over a dozen female passengers were allegedly examined for signs of childbirth, after a newborn baby was found abandoned at Doha airport on 2 ...

Government bid to defend Trump in rape case rejected

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Government bid to defend Trump in rape case rejected

An attempt by the US Justice Department to defend Donald Trump against a lawsuit by a prominent American columnist who says the president raped ...

International donors pledge nearly $600m for Rohingya refugees

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

International donors pledge nearly $600m for Rohingya refugees

The virtual donor conference failed to meet its funding target of $1 billion.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE minister of tolerance accused of serious sexual assault

The Hay Festival has vowed not to return to Abu Dhabi while Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan remains the UAE's minister of tolerance.

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian woman dragged to death in Cairo car robbery

The victim, identified as a woman in her 20s, was reportedly dragged to her death by the assailants' getaway vehicle.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt begins trial of ex-student accused in #MeToo wave

The former student accused of sexual assaulting three minors could face life imprisonment if convicted.

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.

LGBTQ activists subjected to ‘forced virginity exams’: HRW

The New Arab Staff

LGBTQ activists subjected to ‘forced virginity exams’: HRW

Egyptian police and prosecutors have been accused of inflicting verbal abuse, extracting forced confessions and denying detainees access to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

The economic crisis-hit Mediterranean country is home to around 250,000 migrants, mostly women from Africa and Asia, who toil away in people's ...

HRW: gang rape witnesses in Cairo arrested, smeared

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HRW: gang rape witnesses in Cairo arrested, smeared

Two acquaintances of the witnesses were also detained before they were all released on August 31.

Greece's main migrant camp gutted by huge blaze

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Greece's main migrant camp gutted by huge blaze

Migrants in the camp have endured months of lockdowns as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with access severely restricted.

UK judge refuses plea to dismiss new Assange allegations

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK judge refuses plea to dismiss new Assange allegations

Lawyers for Julian Assange failed to persuade a British judge to throw out new US allegations against him, as he resumed his fight to avoid ...

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