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Traffickers are exploiting a legal loophole to avoid serious punishment, even when they are caught. Pramod Acharya investigates.

A new report documents cases of gender based violence in Morocco, but are these figures just the tip of the iceberg?

Gulf migrant workers are being abused in complete silence

Fadi al-Qadi

Gulf migrant workers are being abused in complete silence

Comment: Migrant workers across the Gulf suffer abuse and inhumane conditions imposed by their employers in the absence of serious governmental monitoring or intervention, writes Fadi al-Qadi.

How disabled Arabs are using journalism to fight discrimination

Diana Alghoul

How disabled Arabs are using journalism to fight discrimination

Feature: Some discriminatory perceptions of disability may still remain in the Arab mainstream, but they are now slowly being unpicked and ...

Man executed for raping and murdering boy in Dubai

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Man executed for raping and murdering boy in Dubai

Jordanian citizen Nidal Eisa Abdullah has been executed for crimes he committed against a child he kidnapped in the emirate of Sharjah ...

Ylenia Gostoli

The 'mufti marriage law' and child brides in Turkey

In-depth: Changes to Turkey's marriage laws may only make underage marriage rates - linked to rising illiteracy rates - rise even higher, writes Ylenia Gostoli.

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Five things Arab men need to stop saying

Palestinian vlogger Laila Hzaineh's video of how Arab men really should think before speaking has gone viral

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Israeli settlers pepper spray Palestinian children in occupied Hebron

Israeli settlers pepper sprayed two Palestinian children causing them to suffocate in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in ...

More than 20,000 illegal <em>child</em> marriages every day

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

More than 20,000 illegal child marriages every day

More than 100 million girls are still not protected by law against child marriage, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

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Egypt bans prominent human rights activist from receiving award

Egyptian activist Mohammed Zaree said he hopes the award will him and other members of the country's vulnerable human rights community some ...

Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinians' cars, injure children

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Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinians' cars, injure children

A seven-year-old Palestinian girl was hospitalised after settlers threw stones at her family's car in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank.

Almost all Palestinian <em>child</em> detainees 'abused in Israeli prison'

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Almost all Palestinian child detainees 'abused in Israeli prison'

Ninety-five percent of Palestinian children held at an Israeli prison have been beaten severely by security forces, the Palestinian Authority ...

Education value decays in Yemen during wartime

Khalid Al-Karimi

Education value decays in Yemen during wartime

4.5 million school students in Yemen will not be able to resume their classes this coming school year.

Viral: Outrage after man beats son in Saudi mall

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Viral: Outrage after man beats son in Saudi mall

Thousands of Saudi social media users were left enraged this week after a video showing a man beating his son at a Saudi mall went viral.

Diana Alghoul

Video sparks debate on parenting methods in Lebanon

Aida Sabra had mixed reactions to her video talking about whether hitting your child was a good form of discipline in the Arab world.

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Egyptian MP proposes lowering marital age for girls

An Egyptian MP has sparked anger after he called to lower the marital age for girls from 18 to 16, so that those in rural areas could marry ...

The New Arab

Jordan issues new work permits to Syrian refugees

Jordan became the first Arab country to issue Syrian refugees with a new type of work permit that opens up the growing construction sector, the ...

The New Arab & agencies

More Syrian families in Jordan resorting to child marriage

More Syrian families in Jordan are marrying off their young daughters to ease the financial burden or protect the "honour" of girls seen as ...

The Iraq Report: Iraq becoming a theocratic rump state

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The Iraq Report: Iraq becoming a theocratic rump state

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Alessandra Bajec

Meeting Lebanon's slaves

In-depth: Slave labour remains common practice among migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, whose death rate has doubled as a result of suicides ...

Meeting Lebanon's slaves

Alessandra Bajec

Meeting Lebanon's slaves

In-depth: Slave labour remains common practice among migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, whose death rate has doubled as a result of suicides ...

#StopArmingIsrael: Activists close down UK Israel weapons factory

Diana Alghoul

#StopArmingIsrael: Activists close down UK Israel weapons factory

In-depth: Names of the children who died during the 2014 massacre were tied onto the gates, and coffins with photos of every single ...

Radiohead playing Tel Aviv: no worse than playing America

Sam Hamad

Radiohead playing Tel Aviv: no worse than playing America

Comment: Can Radiohead play in a country without endorsing its government? The answer is yes, writes Sam Hamad.

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