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Protesters in Idlib gathered to remember the victims of the 2018 chemical weapons attack on Douma that killed 39, and to demand accountability.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was criticised for suggesting the veil can contain sexual assault.

Turkish <em>women</em> <em>activists</em> battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

Alessandra Bajec

Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

On an almost daily basis, several thousand women's rights activists have hit the streets to demand Erdogan re-instate Turkey to the Istanbul Convention, aimed at combating violence against women.

Islamic State group abducts 19 in Syria: monitor

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Islamic State group abducts 19 in Syria: monitor

IS on Tuesday abducted 19 people, mostly civilians, in the centre of war-torn Syria.

Libya <em>women</em> bloc demand politicians work towards December elections

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Libya women bloc demand politicians work towards December elections

A women's bloc is challenging a largely male political class in Libyan politics, fearing they will try to delay elections to cling onto power.

Kamal Afzali

'Talibanisation of education': Afghanistan overturns ban on schoolgirls singing

Afghanistan's Ministry of Education backtracked on a decision to impose a nationwide singing ban on schoolgirls, following an outcry, as women in the country powerfully reclaimed their right to sing.

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Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

Rami Aman documented torture and being forced to divorce his wife at the hands of Hamas.

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Iran 'obsessively' carrying out executions: activists

Rights groups said Iran is "obsessively" executing death row inmates despite a decline in public support for capital punishment.

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Three women polio workers shot dead in Afghanistan

The three women were killed in two separate attacks in the restive eastern city of Jalalabad, officials said.

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Facebook says cyber spies in China targeted Uyghurs

Facebook said it disrupted efforts by hackers in China to spy on supporters of the Uyghur minority living abroad.

Turkish police frees politician after detention in assembly

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Turkish police frees politician after detention in assembly

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu, from the Peoples' Democratic Party, was arrested then released after a few hours of questioning by the police.

Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang rape

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang rape

An outpouring of anger was further fuelled by a police chief who chided the victim for driving at night without a male companion.

Five <em>women</em>, child killed in Afghan bus bombing

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Five women, child killed in Afghan bus bombing

Five women and a child were killed in a when a bus carrying Afghan government employees was struck by a bomb.

Syrian <em>activists</em>: No regrets on tenth anniversary of revolution

Amr Salahi

Syrian activists: No regrets on tenth anniversary of revolution

In-depth: A decade after Syria's revolution began, activists say that despite the great sadness they feel for their country, they have ...

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian woman 'pushed off balcony' for having male visitor

The 34-year-old woman reportedly fell to her death following a confrontation with her landlord over a male visitor.

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Saudi court denies activist's appeal, upholds her travel ban

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday denied the appeal by Loujain Al-Hathloul, one of the kingdom's most prominent political activists, to have ...

The New Arab Staff

Hagia Sophia imam mansplains femicides in Women's Day message

The media's interest in femicides is "propaganda" designed to divide men and women, the Turkish imam claimed.

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Turkish parliament to probe violence against women

A video on social media purportedly showing a man beating his ex-wife in front of their five-year-old child pushed Turkey to legally tackle ...

In post-2003 Iraq, fear pervades daily life for <em>women</em>

Nazli Tarzi

In post-2003 Iraq, fear pervades daily life for women

Almost two decades after the US-led invasion of Iraq, promises of representation and empowerment for women have all but fallen flat.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Flower protest in Paris for Iranian no-headscarf activist

During a protest organized by Amnesty International in Paris on International Women's Day, activists laid flowers near the Iranian ...

India to deport Rohingya Muslim refugees to military-ruled Myanmar

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India to deport Rohingya Muslim refugees to military-ruled Myanmar

Local authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have been instructed to detain and deport Rohingya refugees.

The Palestinian <em>women</em> fighting Israel's family separation law

Jessica Buxbaum

The Palestinian women fighting Israel's family separation law

Trapped by Israeli checkpoints and border walls, thousands of unregistered Palestinians in the occupied West Bank feel doubly imprisoned as ...

Harrowing #MeToo stories in Pakistan mark Women's Day

Alia Waheed

Harrowing #MeToo stories in Pakistan mark Women's Day

Women across Pakistan are sharing their #MeToo stories on colourful fabrics lined up on the busy streets to bring attention to the ...

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