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

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

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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

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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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Father of Yemeni toddler rape victim describes perpetrator's execution

Al-Maghrabi who was executed at 41 was being punished for kidnapping, raping and killing his neighbour’s three-year-old daughter Rana.

Paul Iddon

Prolonged Qatar blockade has serious ramifications for wider region

Analysis: The entrenchment of regional divisions could have far-reaching consequences beyond the Gulf, notes Paul Iddon.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

A (relatively) good week for Middle East women's rights

The struggle for women's rights in the Middle East is by no means over, but the passionate and dedicated fight for equality and protection is ...

Diana Alghoul

#RefugeeDress justification is more insulting than the dress itself

Despite the unsettling nature behind the whole situation, UZI NYC’s defence of the refugee dress was the most problematic.

Bikini-clad women in Saudi Arabia? Yes, really...

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Bikini-clad women in Saudi Arabia? Yes, really...

The new project to develop part of Saudi Arabia's coastline into a luxury tourism resort will be regulated by laws of 'international standard', ...

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New Saudi resort to allow relaxed approach to Speedos

The new project to develop part of Saudi Arabia's coastline into a luxury tourism resort will be regulated by laws of 'international standard', ...

Never mind the head-choppers: Who wants a Saudi holiday?

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Never mind the head-choppers: Who wants a Saudi holiday?

Saudi Arabia has unveiled an ambitious plan to develop its Red Sea coastline into a resort the size of Belgium in a bid to boost its non-oil ...

Don't Mess With My Outfit: Turkish women protest violence

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Don't Mess With My Outfit: Turkish women protest violence

Turkish women took to the streets of Istanbul on Saturday to protest against the animosity they face from men demanding they dress more ...

Egyptians launch 'miniskirt revolution' in solidarity with Saudi model

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Egyptians launch 'miniskirt revolution' in solidarity with Saudi model

Egyptian women stood in solidarity with Saudi women's calls to challenge patriarchy this week, by standing in front of the kingdom's embassy in ...

Saudi prince arrested after sickening abuse video

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Saudi prince arrested after sickening abuse video

Saudi Arabia has been rattled by a shocking video showing a member of the royalty family beating compatriots and threatening to kill one.

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Saudi Arabia releases 'miniskirt model' arrested for 'indecent clothing'

An aspiring Saudi model known as 'Khulood' has been released by police without charge after being arrested in a heritage village for wearing 'indecent clothing' in public.

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HRW urges action after discovery of Mosul execution site

Human Rights Watch is urging Iraqi authorities to hold its forces accountable for reported abuses and extrajudicial killings in West Mosul.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi authorities arrest miniskirt-wearing Snapchat model

Saudi authorities have arrested woman who was photographed wearing a miniskirt and crop top through a historic site over the weekend.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi authorities issue arrest warrant for miniskirt-wearing Snapchat model

Saudi authorities are investigating footage of a woman in a miniskirt and crop top walking through a historic site in the ultraconservative ...

Yemeni cleric blames pedophilia, rape on children's 'suggestive closing'

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Yemeni cleric blames pedophilia, rape on children's 'suggestive closing'

Just days after a three-year-old girl was raped in Yemen's capital, a cleric came under fire for suggesting the way in which she was dressed was ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian, Sudanese refugees already suffering from Trump's travel ban

The reinstatement of the so-called Muslim ban is shattering the hopes of refugees fleeing conflicts in Syria and Sudan who were so close to ...

'Classy' Lebanese beach resort goes cheap with burkini ban

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'Classy' Lebanese beach resort goes cheap with burkini ban

A woman attempting to enjoy a beach holiday with her family in Lebanon was forced to return home early after she was banned from bathing due to ...

Turkish woman assaulted for 'wearing shorts in Ramadan'

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Turkish woman assaulted for 'wearing shorts in Ramadan'

A Turkish man assaulted a young woman on an Istanbul bus for wearing shorts during Ramadan, images showed on Wednesday, sparking a furore among ...

Teenage Muslim girl found dead after leaving Virginia mosque

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Teenage Muslim girl found dead after leaving Virginia mosque

Police in the US state of Virginia have found the remains believed to be of a 17-year-old Muslim girl who was assaulted near a mosque before ...

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