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Comment: The Israeli government's crusade against mixed couples is a bigoted and futile policy, writes David Sheen.

Comment: Unless sustainable plans are put in place to guide the world's newest failed state, South Sudan will continue to sign agreements with no real outcomes, writes Andrew Edward Tchie.

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 initiatives, writes Ebti Numari.

The women of Soma: From housewives to thriving businesswomen

Charlie Faulkner

The women of Soma: From housewives to thriving businesswomen

Feature: Turkish women in Soma are transforming themselves from housewives to businesswomen and earning a living for the first time in their ...

Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Women are watching closely to make sure the transitional justice process will give dignity to those who suffered violence and abuse, ...

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Turkey investigates actress for 'record rape in Medina' tweet

A Turkish actress has come under fire for tweeting against the return of death penalty to Turkey alluding to the 'record rape' in Saudi holy city Medina

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UN: Rohingya persecution 'human rights nightmare'

The UN Secretary General is preparing to visit makeshift Rohingya refugee camps, describing them as "one of the most discriminated communities ...

The New Arab

US downgrades Myanmar in trafficking report

The annual US report downgraded Myanmar noting it failed to protect the Rohingya Muslims fleeing a military crackdown.

The New Arab

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 ...

Turkey's HDP radically reclaims women's place in society

Rosa Burc

Turkey's HDP radically reclaims women's place in society

Comment: Women's struggles play a central role in constructing Turkey's national project, writes Rosa Burc.

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UK far-right clash with police at anti-Islam London rally

Thousands of supporters of Tommy Robinson, the British far-right activist who founded the English Defence League, clashed with police in London ...

A quarter of war-torn South Sudan girls suicidal: report

The New Arab & agencies

A quarter of war-torn South Sudan girls suicidal: report

A new report says that a quarter of South Sudan's adolescent girls have suicidal feelings due to fear of abuse, rape or murder.

India approves death penalty for child rapists

The New Arab

India approves death penalty for child rapists

The Indian government approved the death penalty for child rapists following public outrage of a case that sent shock-waves through the nation.

Are there really 'no good guys' in Syria?

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Are there really 'no good guys' in Syria?

Comment: The 'no good guys' argument places the largely peaceful Syrian uprising on the same moral plane as the murderous regime that forced it ...

Egypt lawmaker pushes for state-run men's rights council

The New Arab

Egypt lawmaker pushes for state-run men's rights council

An Egyptian lawmaker has pushed for parliament to vote on legislation that would set up a state-run body on men's rights, sparking anger from ...

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Iraq sentences French, Russian female jihadists to life imprisonment

Iraq on Tuesday sentenced a French woman and two other Russians to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State group.

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 ...

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Amnesty: 'IS-linked' women, children suffer abuse in Iraq

A new report by Amnesty International documents the testimonies of displaced Iraqi women who say they have suffered sexual ...

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 ...

Aamir Ali Bhat

Rohingya refugees in Kashmir face hate campaign

In-depth: After fleeing their homes in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees in Jammu have yet to find security, reports Aamir Ali Bhat.

Kashmir: The democracy that never was

Umar Lateef Misgar

Kashmir: The democracy that never was

Comment: Indian violence in Kashmir is not only authorised, but also incentivised by the state, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

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 ...

Tunisia rocks taboo on LGBTQ+ rights

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia rocks taboo on LGBTQ+ rights

Post-revolutionary Tunisia continues to push the debate about gay rights into the public sphere, braving a repressive law, gender-based ...

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