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A powerful photo essay by Saiful Huq Omi documents an overwhelming mental health crisis among the displaced population of Rohingya refugees in southeastern Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar.

“In these sites, women, including at least one minor, were forcibly disappeared, repeatedly interrogated, raped, tortured, denied timely medical treatment and subjected to forced labor.”

Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitism, Facebook should make the distinction

Mitchell Plitnick

Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitism, Facebook should make the distinction

Comment: Facebook is considering classing anti-Zionism as a kind of hate speech. Doing so would be detrimental to Palestinians and Jews alike, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Turkish court upholds jail sentence for pro-Kurdish lawmaker

The New Arab Staff

Turkish court upholds jail sentence for pro-Kurdish lawmaker

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu received a two-year-and-a-half sentence upheld by Turkey’s Court of Appeal, after being outspoken about Turkish ...

Libya: Ten years after uprising, abusive militias evade justice

The New Arab Staff

Libya: Ten years after uprising, abusive militias evade justice

It is the 10-year anniversary of the overthrowing of Gaddafi, and not much as changed, Amnesty International argues.

Alessandra Bajec

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the economic fallout from Covid-19.

The New Arab Staff

Domestic violence increase in Iraq as shelters go underground

The United Nations said only one country in eight has taken measures to lessen the pandemic's impact on women and children worldwide.

The New Arab Staff

Yemen's Houthi rebels 'recruited' thousands of child soldiers

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi militia group has used schools and other educational facilities to “lure” children into the ranks of their military, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In conservative Kuwait, women launch their own #MeToo movement

The nationwide movement was sparked after a popular fashion blogger made an explosive video in which she said there was a 'problem' with ...

Mass grave discovery highlights Iraq's impunity gap

Belkis Wille

Mass grave discovery highlights Iraq's impunity gap

Comment: One-sided justice in Iraq will not serve anyone's interests. Impunity for abusive security forces needs to end, writes Human Rights ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US, UK vow action after Uighur sexual violence report

The US and UK vowed action after a BBC investigation detailed testimonies of sexual violence against Uighur women in Chinese ...

Yazidi victims of IS massacres receive burial in Iraq

The New Arab Staff

Yazidi victims of IS massacres receive burial in Iraq

Members of the Yazidi community will gather for a burial ceremony to honour 104 victims, as many more await identification.

Lebanon 'still reeling' six months after Beirut blast: IRC

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Lebanon 'still reeling' six months after Beirut blast: IRC

Hunger, unemployment, and violence are widespread in Lebanon, six months after the deadly Beirut blast.

Acid: The face of <em>violence</em> against Yemen's women

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Acid: The face of violence against Yemen's women

Six years of war, which has left the country on the brink of famine, has "greatly increased" violence against women in Yemen.

Trump names defense lawyers as historic trial looms

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump names defense lawyers as historic trial looms

Former US president Donald Trump announced he had picked two lawyers to head his defense team days before his historic second impeachment trial.

Gaia Caramazza

Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

While attending the Arab Spring protests, Eltahawy was beaten and sexually assaulted. Ten years on, she reflects on violence against women and why Egypt needs a feminist revolution.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Disturbing' allegations of rape in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: UN

"There are also disturbing reports of individuals allegedly forced to rape members of their own family, under threats of imminent ...

Aniqah Choudhri

Debunking the myth of 'Asian grooming gangs' isn't enough

Comment: The Home Office has finally admitted most child grooming gangs are made up of white men, but for British Muslims the damage has already ...

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream ...

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Diana Alghoul

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Book Club: In Hijab and Red Lipstick, Yousra Imran alchemises her trauma into a semi-autobiographical novel that was hard to put down.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon passes landmark law criminalising sexual harassment

Lebanon's parliament on Monday passed a landmark bill criminalising sexual harassment and amended a controversial domestic ...

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

Why the Middle East cannot ignore <em>violence</em> against women

Gaia Caramazza

Why the Middle East cannot ignore violence against women

A new survey by the Arab Barometer highlights the devastating impact of gender-based violence in the Middle East during the coronavirus ...

Turkish writer accused of <em>sexual</em> harassment dies by suicide

The New Arab Staff

Turkish writer accused of sexual harassment dies by suicide

A number of Turkish authors have been accused of sexual assault and harassment in recent days.

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