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With the Taliban only offering vague comments about women's rights so far, the Afghan government's women negotiators know they are facing an uphill battle.

Iran's VP has called on the judiciary to"forcefully confront" rapists after an online campaign sparked a wave of women to come forward and share their stories of sexual assault

Saudi-backed bid for Newcastle United withdrawn: reports

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi-backed bid for Newcastle United withdrawn: reports

The controversial £300 million buy-out bid had been the subject of intense speculation since its announcement in 2019.

Just Do It: Stop forced Uighur labour <em>in</em> China

Khaled A. Beydoun

Just Do It: Stop forced Uighur labour in China

Comment: American consumers must use the power of the purse to protest the use of Uighur labour in the supply chains of global brands, ...

The Muslims who saved Liverpool F.C.

Khaled A. Beydoun

The Muslims who saved Liverpool F.C.

Comment: Liverpool wingers Salah and Mane are scoring goals well beyond the football pitch, writes Khaled Beydoun.

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UK parliament questions Saudi Arabia's Newcastle United takeover bid

A decision on Saudi Arabia's bid to buy English football club Newcastle United could be decided soon.

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Iran chess official targeted over daughter's hijab

Shohreh Bayat faced a backlash in Iran for photos in which she appeared not to be wearing the hijab while judging the FIDE ...

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Khashoggi fiancee slams Saudi takeover of Newcastle United

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz said the Saudi acquisition of Newcastle United would make English football complicit in the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Amnesty complains to Premier League about MbS Newcastle bid

The Human rights group has expressed grave concerns over Saudi Arabia's potential purchase of Newcastle, given the country's history.

Coronavirus on Lesbos worries migrants held <em>in</em> deplorable conditions

The New Arab

Coronavirus on Lesbos worries migrants held in deplorable conditions

A case of COVID-19 on Lesbos has sparked worries of its spread to Moria camp, where 20,000 people are kept in cramped conditions, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Riyadh creates new tourism, sports, investment ministries

Saudi Arabia now has separate ministries for tourism, sports and investment, authorities confirmed on Tuesday, as the kingdom attempts ...

How the Middle East is dealing with coronavirus

Narjas Zatat

How the Middle East is dealing with coronavirus

As the coronavirus sweeps across the Middle East, Arab countries are scrambling to contain it.

Amnesty slams 'hypocritical' Saudi Arabia for arresting rapper

The New Arab

Amnesty slams 'hypocritical' Saudi Arabia for arresting rapper

A YouTube rap video from Saudi Arabia garnered more than 1.6 million views in a week before it was taken down.

Profile: Lebanon's new government, including first-ever female defence chief

The New Arab

Profile: Lebanon's new government, including first-ever female defence chief

Six women have been appointed in Lebanon's allegedly 'technocratic' government – but are the ministers as fresh-faced as they ...

Dakar Rally opens dark new chapter <em>in</em> Saudi sportswashing

Anthony Harwood

Dakar Rally opens dark new chapter in Saudi sportswashing

Comment: An 'open' Saudi Arabia has nothing to do with hosting sporting events, and everything to do with transparency and accountability, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Portuguese motorcycle rider killed during Saudi Arabia's Dakar Rally

Paulo Goncalves died in a fall after seventh stage of the gruelling motorsport event, held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab & agencies

Sudanese government closes ten 'unauthorised' Islamic-themed channels

Sudan has closed down a major broadcaster for operating ten 'unauthorised' TV channels, including one run by ultraconservative preacher ...

The New Arab

The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

A revolution in Sudan. A new Turkish offensive in Syria. A controversial citizenship amendment in India. These are ...

The New Arab

Ten things to look out for in 2020

From Iran to Lebanon, Trump to Netanyahu, 2020 is looking jam-packed. Here's The New Arab's list of top ten things to look out for as we enter a ...

Nike's Modest Swimsuit makes tides <em>in</em> Islamic fashion

Sami Rahman

Nike's Modest Swimsuit makes tides in Islamic fashion

The collection, titled Victory Swim, will officially launch in February 2020 and is set to fill a gap in the modest swimwear ...

The New Arab & agencies

Mesut Ozil deleted from Chinese computer football game

Chinese internet company NetEase will remove footballer Mesut Ozil from the computer game Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 over his condemnation of ...

Saudi Arabia ends gender segregation requirement <em>in</em> restaurants

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia ends gender segregation requirement in restaurants

Despite a spate of recent women's rights reforms, Saudi Arabia continues its crackdown on activists and critics.

Saudi Arabia wants to 'offer citizenship' to experts, creatives

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia wants to 'offer citizenship' to experts, creatives

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's Vision 2030 reform drive has been criticised by rights organisations for whitewashing rights violations ...

Joshua-Ruiz rematch puts Saudi sportswashing back <em>in</em> the ring

Sam Hamad

Joshua-Ruiz rematch puts Saudi sportswashing back in the ring

Comment: Lured by vast sums of money, the boxing elite has opted to bury its head in the sand when it comes to Saudi Arabia's shameful ...

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