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Fighting between rival cattle herders in central South Sudan left more than 170 dead in the past week alone, a lawmaker said on Tuesday.

Interview: None of the violence or dysfunction we are currently witnessing around the world is new and can be repeatedly found in history, Pankaj Mishra told Emran Feroz.

Shocking new figures on <em>violence</em> against women in Morocco

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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?

#MeToo, say domestic workers in the Middle East

Rothna Begum

#MeToo, say domestic workers in the Middle East

Comment: While the #MeToo outcry is exposing sexual harassment mostly in the West, we must remember that abuse, often by employers, ...

Millions in South Sudan 'one step away from famine'

The New Arab

Millions in South Sudan 'one step away from famine'

Almost two thirds of the remaining population in South Sudan are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

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 them as refugees, the UN has said.

Matt Broomfield

Refugees face Libyan slave markets under proposed European law

Comment: New EU Commission reforms could see refugees returned to 'safe' countries that are anything but safe in reality, writes Matt Broomfield.

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. ...

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

Egypt's 'Morality Police' get on Grindr

Jo Schietti

Egypt's 'Morality Police' get on Grindr

In-depth: The proposed bill is expected to be discussed in parliament amid fear and paranoia in Egypt's LGBT community.

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 ...

The 'Islamic State' brand is over

Haidar Lapcha

The 'Islamic State' brand is over

Comment: Islamic state may have lost territory, but is it the damage to their brand they should fear most? asks Haidar Lapcha.

ICC wants to investigate CIA over Afghanistan 'war crimes'

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ICC wants to investigate CIA over Afghanistan 'war crimes'

The International Criminal Court prosecutor asked for authorisation on Monday to investigate reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, ...

France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

The New Arab & agencies

France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

France will be the first country to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the UN refugee agency, French officials announced ...

Rohingya refugees in India-ruled Kashmir fear deportation to Myanmar

Aamir Ali Bhat

Rohingya refugees in India-ruled Kashmir fear deportation to Myanmar

In-depth: Rohingya refugees in Kashmir fear deportation to the very persecution they fled from in the first place, writes Aamir Ali Bhat.

Marta Bellingreri

Choufthounna: The feminist art festival in Tunisia

The New Arab went to a feminist art festival in Tunisia, with performances, classes and demonstations from all over the world,

The New Arab

This Kuwaiti man tried 'selling' his wife for $650

In a shocking case reported to Kuwaiti authorities, a man appears to have tried selling his wife to his friend for 200 KD

Matt Broomfield

Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with LGBTQI+ refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos to learn of their experience in the Moria refugee camp.

The New Arab

The Egypt Report: Playing the blame game

Our new weekly round-up of news from Egypt

Zionism and the alt-right

Steven Salaita

Zionism and the alt-right

Comment: Can Zionism separate itself from the alt-right in order to save its liberal reputation? asks Steve Salaita.

The New Arab

Raping women wearing ripped jeans is 'duty': Egyptian lawyer

An Egyptian lawyer last week called for the rape and sexual assault of women in revealing clothes, adding that it was a "national duty" ...

#MeToo: Arab women open up about <em>sexual</em> harassment

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#MeToo: Arab women open up about sexual harassment

Women in the Middle East have shared their experiences with sexual assault and harassment as part of the global #MeToo hashtag to raise ...

Syria and beyond: Manufactured doubt and moral atrophy

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Syria and beyond: Manufactured doubt and moral atrophy

Comment: For Assad's regime, doubt is a political necessity, writes Idrees Ahmad.

More than 20,000 illegal child marriages every day

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

More than 20,000 illegal child marriages every day

More than 100 million girls are still not protected by law against child marriage, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

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