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Two Egyptian women were killed by their husbands in separate incidents - one over not preparing a meal because of no gas and another over only giving birth to girls.

Comment: The uneducated children of war are like a social, economic and political time bomb. We can avoid future catastrophe only if we act now, writes Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.

Mosul's vulnerable street children are being exploited

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Mosul's vulnerable street children are being exploited

After losing parents either in the battle or during Islamic State's brutal three year occupation of Mosul, dozens of children have turned to street peddling or begging to survive.

Turkey arrests Muslim televangelist fond of 'dancing <em>girls</em>'

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Turkey arrests Muslim televangelist fond of 'dancing girls'

Adnan Oktar is known for his talk shows that blend theological discussion and dancing.

Hodeida: From hell of war to displacement camps

A Yemeni journalist

Hodeida: From hell of war to displacement camps

Comment: The glimmer of hope may come to light too late for the people of Hodeda, writes a Yemeni journalist.

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqis struggle with social anxiety after Islamic State rule

Feature: War, death and destruction has left many unable to leave their homes after living in fear under Islamic State rule, writes Marta Bellingreri.

Sheeffah Shiraz

Mosul's children haunted by fear a year after IS

Feature: Mosul’s children continue to suffer from the trauma and pain they faced during the Islamic State group's brutal rule.

Malia Bouattia

Prince William is no 'peacemaker' for Palestinians

Comment: The royal visit paid lip service to the Palestinian right to statehood, but remained silent on the causes that have stood in its way, ...

The New Arab

UN slammed for exonerating coalition of Yemen child deaths

A UN report received harsh criticism from Save the Children for seeming to absolve the Saudi-led military coalition of responsibility for the ...

Egypt law doesn't criminalise FGM performed by medics: report

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Egypt law doesn't criminalise FGM performed by medics: report

Most female genital mutilation (FGM) in Egypt is carried out by medical professionals, research has found, but national laws still do not ...

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Myanmar military leaders oversaw 'crimes against humanity': Amnesty

A detailed report by Amnesty International found that Myanmar's military have overseen an "orchestrated, systematic attack" on the Rohingya ...

Saudi woman takes victory lap in Formula One car

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Saudi woman takes victory lap in Formula One car

Racing driver Aseel al-Hamad hit the track ahead of the French Grand Prix as her compatriots drove in Saudi Arabia for the first time.

Parents of Sudanese teen facing death penalty speak out

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Parents of Sudanese teen facing death penalty speak out

The parents of a Sudanese teenager facing death penalty for killing her husband, who she accuses of rape, have spoken for the first time about ...

Celebration over Saudi driving ban lift marred by arrests

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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.

Moha Ennaji

Love, violence and daily survival: Inside Morocco's LGBTIQ community

Comment: Morocco's combination of established public morality and religious values means that gay rights are unlikely to improve in the near future, writes Moha Ennaji.

Aijaz Nazir

Kashmir: Waking up to the end of Ramadan

In pictures: Traditions run deep in Kashmir during Ramadan and at Eid, despite the deadly ongoing conflict. Words by Aijaz Nazir, photos by ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian orphans who fled Aleppo find new home

Nearly 50 children orphaned by the Syrian war escaped their hometown of Aleppo after they appeared in a video and appealed for their lives as ...

Florence Massena

Slave to Sirens: Middle East's first female metal band

The New Arab meets: An all-woman metal band is breaking norms in Lebanon with a new sound. Florence Massena meets the women behind the music.

Turkey slams 'racist', 'anti-Islam' Austria following mosque closures

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Turkey slams 'racist', 'anti-Islam' Austria following mosque closures

Turkey's presidential spokesperson has fired back at Austria over the closure of Turkish-linked mosques, and potential deportation of dozens of ...

Otman Aitlkaboud

The misogyny of terror

Comment: Trivialising misogyny's role in terrorism's wider context is dangerous, writes Otman Aitlkaboud.

'Stop protecting sexual abusers' demand Algerian women

Diana Alghoul

'Stop protecting sexual abusers' demand Algerian women

Algerian women have rallied behind a fitness blogger whose sexual harassment complaint to police failed to spark action against her abuser.

Women's football team heads change in conservative Jordan

Victoria Schneider

Women's football team heads change in conservative Jordan

In Jordan, a handful of athletes have managed to establish the Women’s National Football Team in their conservative society. In just over a ...

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.

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