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War on Gaza - War on Gaza
2/17/2024 11:44:00 PM
On the 134th day of the Israeli war on Gaza, Tel Aviv continues to threaten to invade Rafah in southern Gaza, arrests up to 100 at Nasser Hospital, while the International Court of Justice warned of a "humanitarian nightmare," and tensions mount across the occupied Palestinian territories.

World - Region
9/20/2023 12:50:46 PM
Iranian lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday to toughen penalties for women who flout the Islamic dress code, with jail terms of up to 10 years, state media reported.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Heritage
7/25/2023 8:38:18 PM
According to modern Egyptologists, women in ancient Egypt had many rights and privileges, writes Mai Samih

World - International
7/17/2023 5:17:17 PM
Taliban authorities have further increased restrictions on women and girls in Afghanistan in recent months, including in education and employment, the U.N. said in a report on the human rights situation issued Monday.

Business - Economy
5/23/2023 5:59:39 PM
Over three days, the Forbes Middle East Women’s Summit held in Saudi Arabia has been shedding light on the leadership role women in the Middle East region are playing in businesses, touching upon equality, entrepreneurship, and empowerment as key areas women have notable contributions across, as well as exploring solutions that invest in the future of women in the region.

World - International
3/25/2023 4:39:31 PM
The Taliban government is trying to take charge of more Afghan embassies abroad, a spokesman said Saturday, amid their continued international isolation because of restrictions on women and girls.

Egypt - Society
3/24/2023 5:53:29 PM
Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb kicked off the second season of his Ramadan TV programme Al-Imam El-Tayyeb on Thursday with a focus on women’s rights.

World - Region
3/8/2023 9:47:51 PM
Women are the primary victims of wars and conflict, yet they remain severely underrepresented at diplomatic negotiations, officials told the United Nations Security Council on late Tuesday.

World - International
3/8/2023 6:11:08 PM
Thousands of women took part in rallies across Pakistan on Wednesday despite efforts by authorities in several cities to block the divisive marches.

World - Region
3/6/2023 10:28:20 AM
She could have left Iran, as many of her contemporaries did, but Paris-trained pastry chef Shahrzad Shokouhivand decided to stay and work to make women's lives better inside the country.

World - Region
2/13/2023 7:59:38 PM
An Iranian police officer has been reprimanded after he did not enforce the country's dress code requiring women to cover their hair, local media reported Monday.

World - International
1/7/2023 8:09:16 PM
A top U.N. envoy met with the Taliban-led Afghan government’s higher education minister on Saturday to discuss the ban on women attending universities. Markus Potzel is the first international official to meet with him since the ban was introduced last month.

World - International
1/1/2023 4:02:44 PM
A senior U.N. official in Afghanistan met on Sunday the deputy prime minister of the Taliban-led government to discuss a ban on women working for non-governmental groups that Afghan authorities have announced in a series of measures rolling back women's rights.

World - International
11/25/2022 7:36:36 PM
Josep Borrell, the European Commission’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, called Thursday for an end to violence against women worldwide.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
9/27/2022 9:20:16 PM
Islamist lifestyle influencers on social media are propagating regressive and narrowly consumerist messages about women’s rights and freedoms, writes Sameh Fawzy

World - International
3/28/2022 1:55:40 PM
The Taliban have ordered airlines in Afghanistan to stop women from flying unless accompanied by a male relative, in the latest crackdown on basic human rights by the country's new rulers since seizing power.

Opinion -
2/28/2022 4:04:06 PM
As the world moves ahead to mark International Women’s Day, the clock on women’s rights is moving backwards. All of us are paying the price.

World - Region
1/22/2022 9:31:54 PM
Afghanistan's new Taliban authorities warned Saturday they have the right to crack down on dissent and jail protesters, as concerns grew over the disappearance of two women activists.

World - International
11/6/2021 11:00:12 AM
Four women have been found dead in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, a spokesman for Afghanistan's Taliban government said on Saturday, following reports that activists had been killed.

World - International
9/18/2021 5:50:03 PM
It was the latest troubling sign that the Taliban are restricting women's rights as they settle into government, just a month since they overran the capital of Kabul

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