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Ali Alyas has been formally named as the Yazidi 'Baba Sheikh'.

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

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.

Second Libya shipwreck raises toll to around 100

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Second Libya shipwreck raises toll to around 100

'Rescued by local fishermen, they were in shock and terrified; they saw loved ones disappear beneath the waves, dying in front of their eyes,' ...

At least 74 migrants dead in Libya shipwreck: UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

At least 74 migrants dead in Libya shipwreck: UN

"The boat was reported to be carrying over 120 people, among them women and children."

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

Five dead after Mediterranean migrant boat capsizes

Five people have died in the latest incident on the Mediterranean, as another boat capsized.

The New Arab Staff

Haftar 'show horse' among assets targeted in US lawsuits

Lawyers for the families of alleged victims of torture are targeting a pedigree Arabian show horse which has competed in international ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Miracle' girl rescued 91 hours after Turkey quake

Some 91 hours after the deadly earthquake struck Turkey's Izmir, a three-year-old girl was pulled from rubble.

Turkey quake death toll rises to 100

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey quake death toll rises to 100

Rescue workers in Izmir province are continuing to search tirelessly for survivors, while 147 are still in hospital.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IS claims deadly Kabul University attack: propaganda arm

The Islamic State group has claimed an attack on a gathering set up by the Afghan government at Kabul University.

US seeks lifting of Darfur sanctions amid Sudan reconciliation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US seeks lifting of Darfur sanctions amid Sudan reconciliation

The promise is another sign that the United States is eager to reward Sudan after it agreed to recognise Israel.

Two children pulled out alive days after Turkey quake

The New Arab Staff

Two children pulled out alive days after Turkey quake

Ambulances carrying the girls rushed to hospital immediately, as onlookers applauded.

Turkey quake death toll rises to 57

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Turkey quake death toll rises to 57

The death toll from an earthquake that hit western Turkey on Friday rose to 57 as rescuers pulled out a 70-year-man from underneath the rubble ...

Trump renews state of emergency on Sudan

The New Arab Staff

Trump renews state of emergency on Sudan

A US decision to renew the state of national emergency on Sudan has been downplayed as routine procedure by Khartoum.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rescuers race to find Turkey quake survivors, 30 dead

For many Turkish families, the wait has been agonising as rescuers raced against the clock to save people trapped under rubble.

The New Arab Staff

Pompeo urges Indonesians to oppose China's Uighur persecution

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Indonesian Muslim groups not to be swayed by China on the Uighur issue.

The New Arab Staff

US signs deal to restore Sudan's sovereign immunity

The deal, which comes as part of Sudan's removal from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, means Khartoum will no longer be exposed to US ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

26 dead as major quake hits Turkey, Greece

Much of the damage from the earthquake has hit Turkey's Aegean resort city of Izmir.

Death toll from Aegean Sea quake rises in Turkey

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Death toll from Aegean Sea quake rises in Turkey

At least 14 people are dead and more than 400 injured after a major earthquake hit between Turkey and Greece on Friday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

At least 11 refugees dead in shipwreck off Libya

At least 11 refugees died when their boat floundered off the coast of Libya.

Iran says US-brokered Sudan-Israel deal secured by 'ransom'

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Iran says US-brokered Sudan-Israel deal secured by 'ransom'

Iran accused Sudan of turning a blind eye to 'crimes against Palestinians' to appease Washington and be removed from the US terror list.

Trump says 'five more' Arab nations want Israel normalisation

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Trump says 'five more' Arab nations want Israel normalisation

The US president did not name which five countries were interested in normalising ties with Israel after the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan agreed to ...

US says Sudan to normalise ties with Israel

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US says Sudan to normalise ties with Israel

Palestinian officials have slammed the move as a 'stab in the back'.

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