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Investigation: The slave trade for Nepalese women being trafficked to the Gulf has overtaken trafficking for India's sex trade, finds Pramod Acharya.

Analysis: Ankara's investments south of its border indicate it plans to maintain influence there so some time to come, writes Paul Iddon.

Morocco reinstates military service and people are not impressed

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco reinstates military service and people are not impressed

Some view the return of military conscription as gainful employment for youths with too much free time, others as a tool to blunt protest movements.

How British Muslim women are taking back their narrative

Sadek Hamid

How British Muslim women are taking back their narrative

Comment: A new generation of British Muslim women is shaping profound changes within Muslim communities and challenging lazy assumptions in ...

Tunisia-Libya border reopening sparks hope for locals

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia-Libya border reopening sparks hope for locals

Cross-border activity is back to normal after the reopening of the Tunisian-Libyan border, amid an ongoing commercial dispute between the two ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt’s police lose court battle to keep their beards

A six-year legal battle that triggered a debate between personal freedoms and state security in Egypt has ended in a loss for bearded police officers.

Mona Alami

Iraq's protests are about more than corrupt elites

Comment: In addition to anger over corruption and the lavish lives of the elites, the effects of climate change are compounding resentment in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran seeks 'expanded ties' with North Korea amid turmoil

Rouhani held talks with North Korea over widening cooperation in the face of renewed US sanctions, while the president suffered a setback after ...

Imogen Lambert

Radical tactics help abused migrant workers in Lebanon

A new social media group names and shames abusive employers to fight for justice for domestic workers in Lebanon, and to draw attention to the ...

Morocco king urges 'urgent action' on social problems

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco king urges 'urgent action' on social problems

Morocco is marked by glaring social and territorial inequalities, against a backdrop of high unemployment among young people.

Imad K. Harb

Plans to repatriate Syrians are futile while Assad remains

Comment: Repatriating over 12 million refugees and internally displaced people cannot be done on a whim, writes Imad K. Harb.

Iraq has become a kleptocrat's dream

Sam Hamad

Iraq has become a kleptocrat's dream

Comment: The gulf between what a significant number of Iraqis want, and what political elites and foreign powers are willing to give them, has ...

Marginalisation drives Tunisians to migrant boats

Alessandra Bajec

Marginalisation drives Tunisians to migrant boats

In-depth: A worsening economy and frustration among civilians drives more Tunisians from the marginalised interior towards irregular migration, ...

Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Women are watching closely to make sure the transitional justice process will give dignity to those who suffered violence and abuse, writes ...

Denmark's Islamophobic 'ghetto' laws: A slippery slope towards fascism

Khaled Diab

Denmark's Islamophobic 'ghetto' laws: A slippery slope towards fascism

Comment: The package of measures passed by Danish legislators in May is misguided, racist and undermines the justice system, writes Khaled Diab.

Vicki Squire

Asylum processing centres would merely mask EU migration failings

Comment: So long as the testimonies of people on the move are ignored, the EU will continue to struggle with a crisis of its own making, writes Vicki Squire.

The New Arab

Hamas, Israel 'in indirect talks over solving Gaza crises'

Qatari envoy for Gaza Mohammed al-Emadi reveals Hamas and Israel are indirectly negotiating, with the knowledge of the US, to reach a deal to ...

Stasa Salacanin

How will Europe deal with returning IS fighters?

In-depth: In the aftermath of the Islamic State group's defeat, the question remains what to do with captured and returning fighters and their ...

Catherine Cartier

Syrian refugees keep storytelling tradition alive

Feature: Displaced from their country, but not their culture, Syrian women are keeping memories of Syria alive among refugee communities by ...

Protesters march for domestic workers' rights in Lebanon

Nicholas Frakes

Protesters march for domestic workers' rights in Lebanon

Society: Demonstrators marched in Lebanon calling for the protection of rights for domestic workers, who face increasing abuse by employers and ...

The New Arab

Abolish Kafala: Lebanon domestic workers protest 'slave like' conditions

Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon took to the streets on International Domestic Workers' Day to demand the end of the unjust Kafala system and ...

Celebration over Saudi driving ban lift marred by arrests

The New Arab & agencies

Celebration over Saudi driving ban lift marred by arrests

Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades Sunday but the jubilation is dented by the jailing of female activists who ...

Women's r-evolution in Turkey under Erdogan's AKP

Hilal Kaplan

Women's r-evolution in Turkey under Erdogan's AKP

Comment: Women's rights and freedoms under Erdogan's government have improved significantly, writes Hilal Kaplan.

Revolution without revolutionaries: Making sense of the Arab Spring

Alain Gresh

Revolution without revolutionaries: Making sense of the Arab Spring

Book review: Asef Bayat takes a fascinating look at the forces driving the Arab Spring, and the reasons for events that followed, writes Alain ...

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