Former Salafist cleric stuns Morocco with calls for gender equality

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 | Ilhem Rachidi, Contributor

Since his release from prison in Morocco, former hardcore Salafist Mohamed Abdelwahab al-Rafiqi has become a controversial figure with his calls for equality in inheritance rights.

Police show Gaza women how to stay safe online

Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017 | Rasha Abou Jalal, Contributor

In cooperation with a cultural association, Gaza's female police unit is running a campaign to educate Palestinians about the dangers of online exploitation.

Celebrity incest scandal yanks abuse out from under Turkish rug

Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017 | Ayla Jean Yackley, Contributor

A scandal over a celebrity’s incestuous relationship has forced Turkey to discuss its dark secrets about widespread abuse.

Despite AKP sputtering, support grows for Erdogan rival

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 | Amberin Zaman, Columnist

Turkish nationalist Meral Aksener is emerging as a real threat to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as talk swirls about the formation of her new centrist party.

Syrian women in Egypt work to build strength out of hardship

Thursday, Jun. 1, 2017 | Nahla ElNemr, Contributor

Six years into the devastating war, Syrian women who sought refuge in Egypt have become stronger and acquired new survival skills.

10 Middle East artists to watch

Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015 | Sophie Chamas, Contributor

Many female artists in the Middle East and North Africa are redefining their mediums.


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