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A migrant aid group has claimed that Libya's coastguard left three people, including a toddler, to their fates in the Mediterranean Sea.

Reports of assaults against several dozen pupils at a private school in the west of the capital sparked outrage in the Iranian press when they emerged in late May.

US leaves UNHRC, and does Israel's bidding, again

Imad K. Harb

US leaves UNHRC, and does Israel's bidding, again

Comment: Withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council is a clear example of the Trump administration's policy of blind support for Israel, writes Imad K. Harb.

Sheikha Hala, wife of Bahrain's crown prince, dies

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Sheikha Hala, wife of Bahrain's crown prince, dies

Sheikha Hala bint D'aji Al Khalifa, the wife of Bahrain's crown prince, has died, the country's news agency has reported

Daring to be a visibly Muslim woman in France

Malia Bouattia

Daring to be a visibly Muslim woman in France

Comment: Pougetoux represents so-far elusive popular alliance that could transform politics in France for the better, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab & agencies

Transgender people in Iran face discrimination despite fatwa

Of Iran's 80 million people, estimates suggest under 50,000 are transgender, meaning their gender identity does not match the sex or gender they were identified as having at birth.

The New Arab & agencies

UN peacekeepers accused of child rape in South Sudan

The United Nations is investigating allegations that two girls were raped by Nepalese peacekeeping troops in South Sudan.

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Natalie Portman snubs Israeli ceremony to 'protest Netanyahu'

Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million prize to protest the policies of Israeli ...

Sheeffah Shiraz

No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out

Report: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists in the Middle East and North Africa are defying state-sponsored repression and social ...

Tunisia makes children's rights a national priority

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia makes children's rights a national priority

Tunisia has introduced a number of new laws and measures designed to protect the rights of children, making it a leader in the Arab world on ...

Amal Awad

Palestine: Let's stop pretending it's a fair fight

Comment: When it comes to war, we're not only allowed to take sides, it’s positively expected. In Palestine, however, we're told that the ...

India's capital remains unsafe for women

Mohammad Inzamam

India's capital remains unsafe for women

In-depth: Shocking headlines from Delhi have failed to stop the dangers faced by women every day, writes Mohammad Inzamam

Theresa May must tell MbS to end male guardianship

Ruqaya Izzidien

Theresa May must tell MbS to end male guardianship

Comment: Rather than celebrating Mohammed bin Salman's baby step reforms, Theresa May should amplify the voices of Saudi women calling for the ...

Rape of <em>child</em> in Turkey reignites sexual <em>abuse</em> debate

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Rape of child in Turkey reignites sexual abuse debate

Turkey's government has been urged to get tougher on child sexual abuse after a man allegedly raped a four-year-old ...

Turkey denies claims it is shooting Syrians at border

The New Arab

Turkey denies claims it is shooting Syrians at border

Turkish authorities have denied reports that Syrian refugees are being shot at and summarily returned to Syria at the Turkish border, as ...

The New Arab & agencies

HRW urges Turkey to end 'lethal force' against Syrians

Human Rights Watch called on Ankara on Saturday to stop using "lethal force" against Syrians trying to cross into Turkey, urging it to open its border to those seeking asylum.

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan arrest 'serial killer' following murder of six-year-old girl

A suspected serial killer has been arrested by police in Pakistan following the horrific murder of a small girl that has shocked the nation.

The New Arab & agencies

Outrage in Turkey over 'child marriage green light'

Turkey's religious affairs state agency Diyanet comes under attack for saying girls as young as nine could marry under Islamic law.

Pramod Acharya

Pipeline to peril: Nepalese girls trafficked to Gulf

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

Shocking new figures on violence against women in Morocco

The New Arab

Shocking new figures on violence against women in Morocco

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

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 ...

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 ...

The 'mufti marriage law' and <em>child</em> brides in Turkey

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 ...

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