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The long read: Turkish women won political rights early on, but soon met opposition. Today their participation is not, in theory, limited, but representation remains low, writes Hazal Atay.

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

Sudanese women arrested 'for wearing trousers' released

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Sudanese women arrested 'for wearing trousers' released

Sudanese morality police raided a gathering in the capital Khartoum last week and arrested 24 women for wearing trousers.

Syrian boys in 'vicious cycle' of sex abuse: UN

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian boys in 'vicious cycle' of sex abuse: UN

Syrian men and boys have suffered sexual violence in detention centres and checkpoints manned by armed factions – but also in countries hosting ...

Mosul Eye: Blogger who exposed IS atrocities reveals identity

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Mosul Eye: Blogger who exposed IS atrocities reveals identity

When the city went dark under Islamic State's rule, Mosul Eye bravely documented its atrocities. Now, the blogger has ended his anonymity with ...

The New Arab

Woman hospitalised after being 'assaulted by Saudi religious police'

The young woman was sitting outside a shop that she worked in when she was "approached and then beaten up" by members of the religious police.

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Knives and guns: How Iraqi women handle street harassers

Women and girls in Iraq face harassment on the streets every time they leave their houses. They tell The New Arab of the different ways ...

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Half of Yazidis kidnapped by IS 'still missing'

More than 3,000 Yazidis - mostly women or girls - are still being held by Islamic State group militants or are considered missing, ...

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Myanmar anger after Pope uses term 'Rohingya' in Bangladesh

After the Pope avoided using the term Rohingya in his visit to Myanmar, there was a flurry of online anger when using the term in Bangladesh

The invisible victims of the 'War on Terror'

Malia Bouattia

The invisible victims of the 'War on Terror'

Comment: State-led racism is fragmenting UK Muslim communities, but one group providing support for the families of alleged extremists, is proof ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

Trumps tweets prove it's open season on Muslims

Comment: Trump's tweets represent a clear trend of the right wing's selective outrage that has been boosted by his presidency, writes Ruqaya ...

'Her timelessness lives on': Arab world mourns Shadia's death

Diana Alghoul

'Her timelessness lives on': Arab world mourns Shadia's death

The Arab world grieves the loss of an icon and fans are adamant that Shadia's legacy will live on through the generations...

Can Tunisia eliminate violence against women?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Can Tunisia eliminate violence against women?

In-depth: In probably the most progressive Arab nation for women's rights, officials are making efforts to end gender-based violence. But ...

South Sudan violence against women 'is twice global average'

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South Sudan violence against women 'is twice global average'

As the world's youngest nation approaches its fifth year of civil war, rape has often been used as a weapon by both government and opposition ...

Gal Gadot: BDS wants Justice League banned in Lebanon

Karim Traboulsi

Gal Gadot: BDS wants Justice League banned in Lebanon

Lebanese supporters of boycotting Israel are calling on the government to ban the screening of superhero film Justice League saying the presence ...

The New Arab

US suspends travel to Burma after 'ethnic cleansing' remark

Following the strongly worded condemnation by the US secretary of state who described the Burmese army's crackdown as 'ethnic cleansing', Washington fears potential unrest.

The New Arab

Iraq withdraws controversial 'child marriage law'

Iraq's parliament has dropped proposed amendments to the Personal Status Law which would have lowered the minimum marriage age for Muslim ...

The New Arab & agencies

US condemns 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority

The US on Wednesday hardened its stance on Myanmar, accusing the country's security forces of perpetrating "horrendous atrocities" against the ...

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 ...

Yazidi mass grave found in northern Iraq

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Yazidi mass grave found in northern Iraq

Bodies of dozens of Yazidis were found by Iraqi authorities in the northern Sinjar region.

The New Arab

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

Ofsted to quiz Muslim schoolgirls why they wear hijab

The New Arab

Ofsted to quiz Muslim schoolgirls why they wear hijab

British school watchdog Ofsted will question Muslim schoolgirls as young as four on why they wear the headscarf

Quizzing schoolgirls in hijab highlights Ofsted's false morality

Ruqaya Izzidien

Quizzing schoolgirls in hijab highlights Ofsted's false morality

Comment: Ofsted's move is not about equality for Muslim girls, but policing brown bodies; ensuring we can control Muslims in Britain, ...

Abu Dhabi businessman buys teen's virginity for $3 million

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Abu Dhabi businessman buys teen's virginity for $3 million

A 19-year old American model said she was offered nearly $3 million for her virginity by a UAE-based businessman, UK press reported.

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