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Algeria's major cities are facing a severe housing crisis, not helped by government's policies aimed at addressing this which have instead created tension and pitted communities against each other.

Feature: Despite the fierce war devastating Yemen, activists have not lost faith in the power of coffee beans, one of Yemen’s oldest exports, symbolising its past and, hopefully, its future.

Sirte: From Gaddafi's oppression to the brutality of IS

The New Arab

Sirte: From Gaddafi's oppression to the brutality of IS

Feature: Investigating life in the Libyan city of Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown, overrun by the Islamic State group and declared an "Islamic emirate" in June.

Saudi women break world record for breast cancer awareness

Paul McLoughlin

Saudi women break world record for breast cancer awareness

Ten thousand Saudi women packed a Riyadh stadium on Saturday to highlight the deadly impact of breast cancer, as well as celebrate the steady ...

Christian women join the fight against IS

AFP

Christian women join the fight against IS

More Christian women are joining militias to fight against the Islamic State, ...

Green resistance: Building Palestine's first eco-village

Alice Gray

Green resistance: Building Palestine's first eco-village

Farkha, a small village of around 1,500 people in the northern West Bank known for its Communist organisation, is set to be Palestine's first member of the Global Ecovillage Network.

Nada Ramadan

Putting a price tag on Egyptian women

Feature: A newly amended law that requires foreign men intending to marry Egyptian women to pay $6,385 if the prospective wife is 25 years younger has sparked outrage.

The New Arab

US Muslim women defiant in face of growing threats

Amid a reported spike in harassment, threats and vandalism directed at American Muslims and at mosques, Muslim women are intensely debating the duty and risks related to wearing their head-coverings.

'I killed a girl': FGM undeterred by manslaughter conviction

Nada Ramadan

'I killed a girl': FGM undeterred by manslaughter conviction

Human rights organisations are calling for action and law enforcement as Female Genital Mutilation continues to be a common practice in Egypt ...

Hundreds of Saudi women run for election

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds of Saudi women run for election

Saudi Arabian women are running for election for first time on Dec. 12, but their enfranchisement marks only a tiny step towards gender ...

Ghaith al-Ahmad

Aid futile without halt to barrel bombing of Aleppo

Feature: While German aid worker Frank was in Syria's Aleppo to offer help to those affected by war, he saw first hand the horrible aftermath of a barrel bomb attack.

Drought, heavy snow affect thousands of displaced Iraqis

al-Araby al-Jadeed Arabic service

Drought, heavy snow affect thousands of displaced Iraqis

Dozens of Iraqis have had to leave their homes in the southern marshlands due to drought, while thousands of refugees in the north struggle to stay warm following heavy snow.

Hassan Shaqrani

Canada puts its Syria refugee plan to the test

Feature: While Europe grapples with terrorist threats and increasing Islamophobia, Canada prepares to receive 25,000 Syrian refugees amid speculation over the eventual outcome of its refugee resettlement model.

Maryam al-Nasiri

Business as usual: Tunisians defy terrorism threat despite curfews

Feature: Despite the attack on a bus transporting presidential guard members in late November, residents of the Tunisian capital continue their lives as normal in defiance of terrorism.

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