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Over 1.5 million people have been affected by disaster displacements, with floods and droughts being the principal causes.

It faces the daunting challenge of addressing the grievances of ordinary Libyans, hit by a dire economic crisis, soaring unemployment, wretched public services and crippling inflation.

What Myanmar's military coup means for Rohingya Muslims

Gaia Caramazza

What Myanmar's military coup means for Rohingya Muslims

In-depth: Concerns are mounting over the fate of Rohingya Muslims following Myanmar's military coup, with refugees uncertain about repatriation and those inside the country fearing further persecution.

Rasha Nahas' Desert pays homage to her cultural background

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 ...

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

Ariane Lavrilleux

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring, Sisi rules Egypt with an iron fist. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, civil society has faced an ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families

Al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria is being plagued by assassinations, as calls for the repatriation of foreigners increase.

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US Capitol riot probe planned, Trump's legal woes mount

Most Republicans in the US Senate voted to acquit Donald Trump in last week's impeachment trial, but the former president's woes are far from ...

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 ...

Dozens killed in overnight clashes in northern Yemen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens killed in overnight clashes in northern Yemen

The Iran-backed Houthi rebels launched an offensive to seize the northern city of Marib earlier this month.

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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.

In conservative Kuwait, <em>women</em> 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 ...

Jordan make-up artist lightens lockdown with celebrity impressions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan make-up artist lightens lockdown with celebrity impressions

Alaa Bliha, 27, rose to fame with videos of herself imitating famous figures from across the Arab world and beyond.

'Credible case' China carrying out genocide <em>against</em> Uighurs: lawyers

The New Arab Staff

'Credible case' China carrying out genocide against Uighurs: lawyers

The British government has so far stopped short of invoking the term "genocide", arguing only courts can make that legal definition.

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 camps.

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

In-depth: A decade since the 2011 uprising, the hopes of Yemenis for freedom and an end to authoritarian rule have been shattered by war and a ...

Lebanese fashion model killed in suspected femicide

Kamal Afzali

Lebanese fashion model killed in suspected femicide

A Lebanon-based women's group has called for the strongest possible punishment for the perpetrator of Zeina Kanjo's brutal femicide.

Arif Rafiq

The West's dangerous dalliance with Hindu extremists

Comment: Power politics and the pursuit of profits are driving the West's enabling of the RSS and other Hindu extremist groups in India, writes ...

Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

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 ...

Florida anti-protest bill threatens even tighter chokehold on communities

Hiba Rahim

Florida anti-protest bill threatens even tighter chokehold on communities

Comment: Conservatives in Florida are introducing a new anti-protest bill, but make no mistake about its intended target, writes Hiba Rahim.

12 murdered in Syria camp in two weeks: UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

12 murdered in Syria camp in two weeks: UN

Twelve murders took place in just over two weeks at a displaced camp in northeast Syria.

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