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Dozens of women who were raped during the brutal dispersal of a Khartoum sit-in camp one year ago are forced to wrestle with their trauma alone.

The transitional authorities have formed a committee to probe the massacre but have yet to announce its findings.

Sudan protesters rally one year after bloody crackdown

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan protesters rally one year after bloody crackdown

Sudanese protesters took to the streets on the anniversary of the bloody crackdown, in which men in military fatigues killed at least 128 people.

Moroccan editor in pre-trial detention over sex claim

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 lawyer said.

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

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 adversity.

Anu Shukla

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Tensions are rising on the remote prison island of Bhasan Char, where some 300 Rohingya refugees were shipped after being rescued from ...

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 ...

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

The New Arab

EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

The representatives of Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union in Iraq marked the International Day Against Homophobia by raising the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Facebook apologises for role in 2018 Sri Lanka unrest

Facebook has apologised for its role in the 2018 deadly unrest in Sri Lanka, after an investigation found incendiary content on the platform may ...

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Alessandra Bajec

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Sudan's decision to outlaw female genital mutilation is a small step on the long road to achieving gender equality.

Jordan sentences middle-aged rapist of 7-year-old girl to death

The New Arab

Jordan sentences middle-aged rapist of 7-year-old girl to death

A man in his forties found guilty of tricking and raping a 7-year-old girl on her way home from school will be hung to death, Jordan's supreme ...

Escaping the shadow pandemic of gender-based <em>violence</em> in Afghanistan

Kamal Afzali

Escaping the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence in Afghanistan

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

ICC working on new Libya arrest warrants, prosecutor confirms

The New Arab & agencies

ICC working on new Libya arrest warrants, prosecutor confirms

Military commanders allied to Haftar's LNA may face responsibility for crimes committed by their forces during the offensive to take the Libyan ...

The New Arab

Sudan must do more than ban FGM: rights group

Sudan must dismantle 'deeply misogynistic' laws to address discrimination against women, regional rights group SIHA has said.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

The forces of the Islamic State are once more on the march.

Emily Lewis

Coronavirus: Lebanon's LGBT+ community is locked down and unprotected

LGBT+ people in Lebanon, whose mere existence is already criminalised, often depend on community centres, tight social networks and dedicated ...

Rasha Younes

In Lebanon's Covid-19, aid the vulnerable, including LGBT people

Comment: LGBT people in Lebanon already faced structural marginalisation. With many of their support networks unavailable under lockdown, ...

For domestic workers, Lebanon lockdown a recipe for abuse

Florence Massena

For domestic workers, Lebanon lockdown a recipe for abuse

Already deprived of basic rights and freedom, domestic migrant workers are now at greater risk of being abused as Lebanon remains under lockdown ...

Kamal Afzali

Wives can refuse sexual advances from husbands: Saudi cleric

The promising suggestion offers a glimmer of hope for Saudi Arabia’s religious authorities, whose ranks are dominated by proponents of dogmatic ...

How lockdowns are affecting Middle East domestic abuse victims

Diana Alghoul

How lockdowns are affecting Middle East domestic abuse victims

In patriarchal societies, women who suffer from domestic abuse will be left even more vulnerable in the face of lockdowns.

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 fight for LGBT rights in Iraq's revolution

Azhar Al-Rubaie

The fight for LGBT rights in Iraq's revolution

LGBT Iraqis are fighting for their rights on the frontline of the country's protest movement.

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