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A report has exposed the 'barbaric' conditions British women and children are kept in in Syria.

Maher al-Akhras was taken out of Israeli prison and sent home after being imprisoned by Israel and kept on administrative detention.

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

Kamal Afzali

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

The New Arab has curated articles shedding powerful light on the pressing issue of gender-based violence across the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.

Policy loopholes in MENA countries 'fail' women's <em>rights</em>

Narjas Zatat

Policy loopholes in MENA countries 'fail' women's rights

A report by Plan International looks at civil society and law reform in the MENA.

Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court

The trial of jailed Saudi womens’ rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been transferred to a court dealing with terrorism cases, her ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hunger-striking Saudi activist's trial resumes Wednesday: family

The trial of Loujain Hathloul began in March 2019, but campaigners and her family say court sessions are arbitrarily announced and closed to diplomats and journalists.

The New Arab Staff

Uighur men detained in Saudi risk deportation, torture: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on the Saudi authorities to immediately disclose the status of Hemdullah Abduweli, a 52 year-old Muslim ...

The New Arab Staff

Biden appoints Palestinian-American woman to senior White House role

Reema Dodin, a Palestinian-American whose family comes from Hebron, has been appointed to a senior role in the White House Office of Legislative ...

The New Arab Staff

Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

Moscow reportedly said it wants more evidence of civilian killings before it agrees to the sanctions.

G20: World leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Courtney Freer

G20: World leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Comment: Despite calls for boycotting the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this year, the world will send representatives. But this is not a ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

Israeli forces have arrested at least 400 Palestinians since the start of this year.

Top Spain court backs rapid migrant deportations

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Top Spain court backs rapid migrant deportations

Spain's top court backed the immediate deportation of migrants who enter the country's North African enclaves.

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Gia Noortas and Hiba Rahim

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Comment: Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat character is as xenophobic and offensive today as he was in 2005. He should be shunned by Hollywood, write ...

PA to halt prisoner funds to mend US relations

The New Arab Staff

PA to halt prisoner funds to mend US relations

The PA is planning to end its payments to prisoners after US Democrats said the only way a Biden administration will show sympathy to them is if ...

Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid coronavirus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid coronavirus

The G20 Summit, which was held on line due to covid social distancing restrictions left much to be desired, as Saudi Arabia's lacklustre human ...

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 stereotypes.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

G20 host Saudi under fire over human rights

Saudi Arabia, the first Arab state to host a G20 summit, has faced disapproval over its human rights record.

Carmen Geha

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that ...

The New Arab Staff

Iran cut internet access to conceal protest killings: Amnesty

Amnesty said Iran deliberately cut internet access to hide November 2019 killings of protestors and called for a probe by the UN Human ...

Six Middle East realities Biden can't afford to ignore

Rami G. Khouri

Six Middle East realities Biden can't afford to ignore

Comment: For there to be any real progress in our region, Biden must grasp how we reached this situation, and how we get out of it, writes Rami ...

The New Arab Staff

Khashoggi fiancee urges world leaders to snub G20 summit

Speaking at this year's Logan symposium, Hatice Cengiz urged journalists to continue to ask questions over Khashoggi's murder until the truth is ...

31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

The New Arab Staff

31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

Children aged two to 16 were flown to Moscow from Syria on Friday as part of Russian efforts to evacuate its minor nationals from the war-torn ...

Azerbaijan extends Armenian pullout deadline from disputed area

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Azerbaijan extends Armenian pullout deadline from disputed area

Baku has agreed to allow Armenian civilians and troops more time to leave the Kalbajar district of Azerbaijan.

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 ...

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