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Comment: Egypt's new laws class social media accounts as media outlets, and mark another setback for journalists in an increasingly oppressive climate, writes Mohamed el-Meshad.

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Saudi Arabia continues 'unrelenting crackdown' on women's rights activists

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Saudi Arabia continues 'unrelenting crackdown' on women's rights activists

Days ahead of the end of the driving ban, two more women's rights campaigners have been arrested.

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Russia v Egypt

The New Arab

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Russia v Egypt

Don't miss a moment as Egypt vie to break Arab teams' losing streak at Russia2018. Refresh this page to get up-to-the-minute updates

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

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 ...

Marcus Montgomery

Five things to watch for in the midterm primaries

Comment: With 24 more state primaries and five months left before the midterm elections, Marcus Montgomery takes a look at the Trump faithfuls and Blue Wave hopefuls.

The New Arab

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v England

Don't miss a move with our liveblog of England and Tunisia's opening Russia 2018 match.

The New Arab & agencies

Outrage after Iraqi orphans allegedly barred from Baghdad mall

A furious online backlash has erupted against a chic Baghdad shopping centre after volunteers said their party of 25 Iraqi war orphans was ...

The New Arab

Stranded Syria refugee applies to travel to Mars

A Syrian refugee stranded at the main airport in the Malaysian capital for more than 100 days has applied to travel to Mars after being denied ...

Red Cross urges Europe to show migrant 'solidarity'

The New Arab & agencies

Red Cross urges Europe to show migrant 'solidarity'

The Aquarius migrants rescued off Libya's coast last weekend were left in high-seas limbo after Italy and Malta bickered over who should accept ...

Khadija Mahamud

Islam's historic feminists have something to teach us

Comment: Women must be given the chance to shape their religious institutions, and Islam's historic feminist figures provide ample inspiration, ...

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Iran v Morocco

The New Arab

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Iran v Morocco

Minute-by-minute updates from Iran and Morocco's opening game in their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaigns.

Grenfell one year on: No justice, no peace

Malia Bouattia

Grenfell one year on: No justice, no peace

Comment: This was a man made inferno, writes Malia Bouattia.

World Cup kick-off! Russia-Saudi Arabia LIVEBLOG

The New Arab

World Cup kick-off! Russia-Saudi Arabia LIVEBLOG

Minute-by-minute updates from the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Feature: Iraq remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists as they continue to be targeted,but different voices are still ...

Alain Gresh

Revolution without revolutionaries: Making sense of the Arab Spring

Book review: Asef Bayat takes a fascinating look at the forces driving the Arab Spring, and the reasons for events that followed, writes Alain Gresh.

Nayeem Rather

Remembering Kashmir's 'disappeared'

In-depth: More than 10,000 Kashmiris have allegedly been 'disappeared' by the Indian forces, reports Nayeem Rather.

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.

Alessandra Bajec

Secularism and Muslim identity in Tunisia during Ramadan

Before 2011, many cafes and restaurants stayed open throughout Ramadan, but post-revolution, religion seems to have become a more public affair, ...

Conservative Muslim Forum says party failing to tackle Islamophobia

The New Arab

Conservative Muslim Forum says party failing to tackle Islamophobia

The CMF is the latest to join calls for an independent investigation into Islamophobia within the Conservative Party.

The New Arab

Israel detains Palestinian education minister in Jerusalem

The PA's education minister was forcibly removed from Jerusalem on Monday after opening a school for sick children, part of Israel's campaign to ...

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

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 ...

Chai Naasto: One iftar you need to try

Noor El-Terk

Chai Naasto: One iftar you need to try

Ramadan series: We tried Chai Naasto's special iftar menu this Ramadan, and we definitely were not disappointed.

Cancer patient 'tortured, chained to bed' in UAE prison

Diana Alghoul

Cancer patient 'tortured, chained to bed' in UAE prison

Cancer patient Alia Abdulnoor has been left to die in isolation, chained to a hospital bed, after being subjected to extreme forms of torture ...

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