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For Muslims around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a damper on Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

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

The pandemic and rising Islamophobia mar Ramadan in India

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The pandemic and rising Islamophobia mar Ramadan in India

Many of India's Muslims have faced renewed stigma, threats and the boycotting of vendors who venture into Hindu-dominated neighborhoods

Egypt's Sisi legislates against coronavirus, and his people

Sam Hamad

Egypt's Sisi legislates against coronavirus, and his people

Comment: Sisi is taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to expand his already autocratic grip on power, and to protect Egypt's elites, ...

Egypt to re-open stores, shopping centres for Ramadan

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Egypt to re-open stores, shopping centres for Ramadan

Stores and shopping centres in Egypt are allowed to re-open for Ramadan, setting the scene for the gradual lifting of the lockdown by the end of ...

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Egypt HIV patients struggle to get medicine amid coronavirus

Fever hospitals in Egypt are the only place HIV patients can receive life-saving medication, and they have been turned into Covid-19 testing centres.

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Egyptian medics battle stigma, hostility amid coronavirus crisis

Egyptian doctors and nurses are facing hostility, bullying, and rude comments from neighbours fearful of being infected by the coronavirus

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, ...

Diana Alghoul

How Palestine's Red Crescent is taking charge of Covid-19

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

Riyadh splurging millions on 'quarantine hotels' amid coronavirus outbreak

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Riyadh splurging millions on 'quarantine hotels' amid coronavirus outbreak

Saudi Arabia is splurging millions of dollars to quarantine thousands of overseas travellers and those exposed to infected people in otherwise ...

Gasia Ohanes

Is Lebanon close to containing its coronavirus outbreak?

After Lebanon's health minister said the country's "journey" was close to an end, the number of new cases surged. The good news: More people are ...

UK's coronavirus response forces most vulnerable to shoulder burden

Malia Bouattia

UK's coronavirus response forces most vulnerable to shoulder burden

Comment: UK communities of colour are propping up the stay-at-home privileged class, and putting themselves at risk in the process, writes Malia ...

Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon brace for coronavirus

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Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon brace for coronavirus

Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon, living in poor conditions and suffering from discrimination, are bracing for an outbreak of ...

Jordanian woman alleges family abuse under coronavirus lockdown

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Jordanian woman alleges family abuse under coronavirus lockdown

In a viral Facebook Live broadcast, a Jordanian woman claimed that she and her son were expelled from their family home, despite Jordan's ...

Palestinian-Israelis are not being tested for coronavirus

Diana Alghoul

Palestinian-Israelis are not being tested for coronavirus

Palestinian citizens of Israel say they are being discriminated against with the coronavirus outbreak.

Alainna Liloia

Dubai leader's domestic abuse undermines Emirate's hollow gender reforms

Comment: The UAE ruler's superficial efforts to combat domestic violence are falling woefully short, writes Alainna Liloia.

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No country for young women? Myanmar's battle against rape

The UN has warned violence against women and girls is a "silent emergency" in the country, with incidents spanning groping on public transport ...

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WHO confronts rumours of coronavirus among Syria’s pro-regime forces

Prominent analysts have discussed the possibility of Iranian soldiers bringing coronavirus into the ranks of pro-regime fighters in Syria, ...

Narjas Zatat

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi-Indian poet Amani Saeed whose poetry celebrates Muslim womanhood and intersection of faith and feminine power, while ...

Fatema Jafari: From Afghan midwife to politician

Adriana Urbano

Fatema Jafari: From Afghan midwife to politician

The New Arab Meets: Fatema Jafari, a refugee, underground teacher, midwife, women's rights activist, politician and mother, who is working ...

Sophia Akram

Empowering marginalised women one at a time in Malaysia

#IWD2020: Many social enterprises have emerged in Malaysia to help women get livelihoods in a complex policy environment for migrants and ...

How Muslim millennials are taking charge of their matchmaking

Diana Alghoul

How Muslim millennials are taking charge of their matchmaking

Apps are becoming increasingly popular for Muslims to find their significant other, but they're also becoming a tool for social evolution and a ...

42 Kuwaiti soldiers 'quarantined after testing positive for HIV'

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42 Kuwaiti soldiers 'quarantined after testing positive for HIV'

42 Kuwaiti military personnel were reportedly quarantined after testing positive for HIV, despite the fact that the condition cannot be ...

World has 'window of opportunity' to halt coronavirus spread

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World has 'window of opportunity' to halt coronavirus spread

The World Health Organisation warned the world has a 'window of opportunity' to halt transmission of the deadly coronavirus on Tuesday, as the ...

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