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Comment: To help women change the currency of their relationships to men, we must teach them who they can be, without framing it in relation to men, writes Amal Awad.

Labour Party leader accused of pandering to 'impractical' consensus among Israelis about annexing Palestinian land.

Saudi Arabia cancels Egyptian singer Sherine's charity concert

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Saudi Arabia cancels Egyptian singer Sherine's charity concert

Saudi Arabia's entertainment authority says it has cancelled plans for a concert featuring famous Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab.

British expat in Kuwait 'denied nursery job over hijab'

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British expat in Kuwait 'denied nursery job over hijab'

A British woman living in Kuwait has accused a nursery of demanding her to remove her hijab in order to work for them.

Workplace sexual abuse: Address the problem, not the symptoms

Amal Awad

Workplace sexual abuse: Address the problem, not the symptoms

Comment: For many women, the issue of abuse in the workplace strengthens the argument they require special treatment and protection, rather than ...

The New Arab & agencies

Virgin boss Richard Branson to invest in Saudi Arabia

Virgin boss Richard Branson is set to invest in a tourism project in Saudi Arabia, as the kingdom attempts to shed its stuffy image.

The New Arab & agencies

Tensions rise as Iraq Kurds defy Baghdad in referendum

Iraq's Kurds defied widespread opposition to vote on Monday in a historic independence referendum, sparking fresh tensions.

Roger Hercz

How Palestinians came to reject Kurdish demands for homeland

Comment: Among the strangest realities uncovered by the referendum in Northern Iraq is the Palestinian denial of Kurdish hopes for independence ...

The New Arab & agencies

Deir az-Zour slowly comes to life after IS siege

Traffic is still rare in Syria's Deir az-Zour due to a fuel shortage, but life has slowly returned to its markets since regime forces broke a ...

This Egyptian preacher endorsed marrying off new-born girls

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This Egyptian preacher endorsed marrying off new-born girls

A religious cleric took the marriage debate in Egypt to new levels when he said parents should be able to marry girls off as young as one day old

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Israeli designer 'duped' Palestinian women into embroidering NYFW dress

A group of Palestinian bedouin women have accused an Israeli designer of deceit after a gown embroidered for New York Fashion Week was sponsored ...

Life for Libyan women six years after the revolution

Alessandra Bocchi

Life for Libyan women six years after the revolution

In-depth: Libyan women played an active part in overthrowing Colonel Gadafi and now their role in society is changing, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

World-Cup qualifier 'humiliation' for Iranian women banned from stadium

Shams Al-Shakarchi

World-Cup qualifier 'humiliation' for Iranian women banned from stadium

The website of Iran's main stadium was hacked in protest over the ban on women watching men play football, after the World Cup qualifier in ...

A Palestinian family's last days in their Jerusalem home A Palestinian family's last days in their Jerusalem home

Ylenia Gostoli

A Palestinian family's last days in their Jerusalem home

At their Jerusalem family home of over half a century, the Shamasneh Family's Eid celebrations were cut short when Israeli forces came knocking.

Cloaks and daggers: Saudi Arabia's gifts to Donald Trump

The New Arab

Cloaks and daggers: Saudi Arabia's gifts to Donald Trump

Saudi Arabia presented Donald Trump during his visit to the kingdom with 83 gifts including swords, daggers, two robes lined with rare fur and ...

Amal Awad

Arab women are driving their own change

Comment: The most significant changes occurring in the Arab world for women are being driven by women, writes Amal Awad.

The New Arab & agencies

Sun, stoning and supplication: The Muslim rituals of Hajj

What are more than two million pilgrims doing in this year's annual Hajj pilgrimage?

The New Arab

Two 'cross dressing' Singaporeans to be deported from UAE

Two Singaporeans arrested for wearing women's clothes in an Abu Dhabi mall have had their prison sentences quashed and instead will be heavily ...

The New Arab

Beyoncé wears robe by Arab designer

The US superstar singer paired a robe by a Dubai based French-Algerian fashion designer with a red dress and gold earrings.

Lebanon joins Jordan, Tunisia scrapping reviled 'marry-the-victim' rape law Lebanon joins Jordan, Tunisia scrapping reviled 'marry-the-victim' rape law

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Lebanon joins Jordan, Tunisia scrapping reviled 'marry-the-victim' rape law

Lebanon has become the latest Middle Eastern country to repeal a law allowing rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims.

The New Arab & agencies

Moroccan woman blamed after mob of men chased her

The video, lasting just 10 seconds, shows a clearly panicking woman in jeans and a t-shirt being chased by a large group of young men.

Qatar unites as rare condition 'child prodigy' enters surgery

The New Arab

Qatar unites as rare condition 'child prodigy' enters surgery

Qataris have rallied behind a teenage social media star, who was born without three-quarters of his body, as he went into a life-saving surgery.

Saudia airline bans 'tight' and 'revealing' clothing on flights

The New Arab

Saudia airline bans 'tight' and 'revealing' clothing on flights

Saudia passengers complained of missing flights and having to purchase 'modest' new clothing after being told they could not fly in their ...

How an Arab tribal leader saved a Yazidi family

Brenda Stoter

How an Arab tribal leader saved a Yazidi family

In-depth: An ancient circumcision ritual bonded Nadine's family with that of a wealthy Arab, who sheltered them from the genocidal Islamic State ...

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