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Yalla! Let's Talk is a platform made by Arabs that found success by creating a safe space for people from all walks of the community.

A TV show in Egypt has sparked controversy with a scene depicting the gang-rape of a young women, similar to the real life events during the Fairmont Hotel attack.

Protest sparks over 'offensive' Prophet cartoons at UK school

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Protest sparks over 'offensive' Prophet cartoons at UK school

A teacher at a school in the UK has been suspended for showing 'offensive' cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

East Jerusalem's Palestinians torn between two elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

East Jerusalem's Palestinians torn between two elections

East Jerusalem's Palestinians will not be allowed to vote in Tuesday's election as they are considered as residents despite paying taxes.

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

The new invite-only audio app Clubhouse has created a space for Saudi users to discuss topics deemed sensitive, but at the cost of surveillance.

The New Arab Staff

Cornel West claims pro-Palestine stance cost him Harvard tenure

West left Harvard University amid a controversy over his consideration for tenure.

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Morocco government backs legalising hashish for medical use

Moroccan authorities approved a draft bill to legalise the medical use of cannabis on Thursday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

Clubhouse has given way to unbridled debates about a variety of topics deemed sensitive in Saudi Arabia, but users fear surveillance in the ...

Maedeh Sharifi

MENA women shake region out of sexual harassment silence

Women from Morocco, to Egypt, Iran and Kuwait took their countries by storm in the past year through social media to break the silence on sexual ...

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Yousra Samir Imran

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, to ...

Elias Jahshan

Rasha Nahas' Desert pays homage to her cultural background

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rasha Nahas, to talk more about the release of her highly ...

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Horriya Marzouk

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Earlier this year, Egypt approved amendments to the 2016 law against FGM, toughening prison sentences against those undertaking the illegal ...

In conservative Kuwait, women launch their own #MeToo movement

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 ...

Two gay men publicly lashed 77 times in Indonesia

The New Arab Staff

Two gay men publicly lashed 77 times in Indonesia

Two men who were allegedly caught by neighbour having sex, were publicly whipped 77 times each in Aceh province.

Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

While Tunisia - unlike most of its regional neighbours - has kept the candle of a fragile democracy burning, widespread popular discontent is ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

Acclaimed coming-of-age story 'You Will Die at Twenty' is only the eight film to have been made inside Sudan.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN probe on 1988 Iran massacres a 'breakthrough': Amnesty

Amnesty have longed campaigned for what they describe as the extrajudicial executions of thousands of Iranian dissidents at the end of the ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel warns citizens not to talk politics with Emiratis

Israel has warned its citizens not to discuss democracy, the royal family, or other taboo issues with Emiratis during their trips to ...

Fakhrizadeh's assassination throws Biden's Iran policy into the spotlight

Arash Azizi

Fakhrizadeh's assassination throws Biden's Iran policy into the spotlight

Comment: Biden has his work cut out, but he must stand up to the warmongers and formulate a peace policy for Iran and the region, writes Arash ...

Mitchell Plitnick

Pompeo’s attack on BDS is assault on free speech

Comment: The only remedy to Pompeo’s assault on the rights of American supporters of Palestinians is to fully open the debate, writes Mitchell ...

A Match Made In Heaven: Muslim women talk desire

Tahmina Begum

A Match Made In Heaven: Muslim women talk desire

Book Club: A new anthology of stories by British Muslim women exploring romance and desire proves to be a powerful and nuanced response to ...

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

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.

Tunisian actress sparks debate after announcing out-of-marriage pregnancy

The New Arab Staff

Tunisian actress sparks debate after announcing out-of-marriage pregnancy

Aicha Attia shared an image of her baby bump on Instagram and confirmed she was four months into a pregnancy, triggering a media frenzy.

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