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Liberté, égalité, fraternité? The case of Tariq Ramadan, accused of sexual assault by five women, has unearthed deeper questions about being a Muslim in the French judicial system.

The US envoy Ron Dermer has come under fire for not reporting sexual assault allegations made against a top Netanyahu aide.

Is Netanyahu facilitating rape culture in Israel?

David Sheen

Is Netanyahu facilitating rape culture in Israel?

Comment: Netanyahu's silence - and even acceptance - of staff members accused, investigated or charged with sex crimes sets a frightening precedent, writes David Sheen.

Netanyahu spokesman 'takes leave' after 12 sex misconduct accusations

The New Arab

Netanyahu spokesman 'takes leave' after 12 sex misconduct accusations

David Keyes was notably accused in recent days of sexual assault by Julia Salazar, a candidate for the New York state senate ...

Top Netanyahu aide accused of <em>sexual</em> <em>assault</em>

The New Arab

Top Netanyahu aide accused of sexual assault

On Tuesday, New York State Senate hopeful Salazar claimed on Twitter that she had been a 'victim of sexual assault by David ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt's al-Azhar calls for 'absolute' criminalisation of sexual harassment

Cairo's al-Azhar scholars have said that sexual harassment should be condemned without 'condition or context' in a new statement on the issue.

The New Arab

Saad Lamjarred arrested in France over third rape allegation

Saad Lamjarred, who was already on bail over two separate rape and sexual assault cases dating back to 2010, was detained ...

Malia Bouattia

Today we celebrate Tamimi's release, tomorrow the struggle continues

Comment: It's important to celebrate, especially when there aren't many things to celebrate, writes Malia Bouattia.

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

Worse than prison? America's privatised detention centres

Comment: Private detention centres have become draconian hellholes driven by the perverse incentive of profit, write Behnam Gharagozli, Jon ...

Brutal Afghan-Uzbek leader set for Kabul return

The New Arab & agencies

Brutal Afghan-Uzbek leader set for Kabul return

Ethnic Uzbek leader Abdul Rashid Dostum has been in self-imposed exile from Afghanistan since last year, when he was accused of being behind the ...

The New Arab

Iran school official jailed over sexual abuse of boys

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 ...

South Sudan needs a stronger state and reconciliation

Andrew Edward Tchie

South Sudan needs a stronger state and reconciliation

Comment: Unless sustainable plans are put in place to guide the world's newest failed state, South Sudan will continue to sign agreements with ...

American feminists should drop the 'global saviour' rhetoric

Ebti Numari

American feminists should drop the 'global saviour' rhetoric

Comment: American women's activists should start by asking why the US has resisted ratifying global women's rights treaties and human rights ...

Iranian man flogged for drinking alcohol as a child

The New Arab

Iranian man flogged for drinking alcohol as a child

Amnesty International says Iran's use of corporal punishment shows "a shocking disregard for basic humanity".

Bahrain court jails two over anti-government social media posts

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain court jails two over anti-government social media posts

Activist Najah Ahmad Youssef, detained since April 2017, was jailed over Facebook comments criticising the Bahraini Grand Prix.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi flown back to Germany after 'confessing' teen's murder

Ali Bashar, 20 is alleged to have strangled 14-year-old Susanna Maria Feldman after raping her in the German city of Wiesbaden.

Amal Awad

Listen to Arab women: They know what they're doing

Comment: The voices of women from ethnic minorities are not trusted as authorities in their own lives. Arab women can - and do - speak for ...

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 ...

Mansour Omari

The New Arab speaks to Marie Colvin's family lawyer

Interview: Mansour Omari speaks to human rights lawyer Scott Gilmore to find out more about Marie Colvin's case, the first war crimes-related ...

No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Man arrested after shocking Morocco sexual assault video

Police in Morocco have arrested a man in connection with a shocking public sexual assault video that was shared online earlier ...

Morocco police investigate shocking public <em>sexual</em> <em>assault</em> video

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco police investigate shocking public sexual assault video

A video showing a teenage girl being stripped and assaulted in public has triggered an investigation after the footage was shared on social ...

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

British expats 'tortured and abused in UAE prisons'

The New Arab

British expats 'tortured and abused in UAE prisons'

Investigative report sheds new light on previously unknown cases involving the alleged torture, sexual abuse and even deaths of British ...

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