4:11pm , Sunday 16th December 2018

Swallow the Pain

By Hadeel Fayiz Al-Tawallbeh Some Jordanian patients suffering from rare genetic “storage diseases” wait for death in the face of government neglect.   Nearly 20 years ago, a Jordanian family discovered that their son had mucus polysaccharide, an ...

“S17” Victims of the Ministry of Interior’s Whim

Amal El-MekkiMuhammed Diya' went into the police station near his home in Menzel Bouzelfa (southeast of Tunis) then in a rush came back out, poured gasoline over himself from the container he’d left between two ...

An Arsenal of Legislations Excludes Discharged Felons From Re-Entering Life after Prison

Laws and regulations effectively punish convicted persons twice. The government and the judiciary have expanded the interpretation of misdemeanors against honor and public ethics. By Rawan Nakleh and Musab Al-Shawabkeh In 2014, Hamza Yahya, one year out of ...

They are killing the trees: THE GREEN FOREST OF EDLIB …. ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE WAR IN SYRIA

By Farhat Ahmed The New Arab- Ahmed Al-Faris was fired from glass factory job in Aleppo in 2014 after he skipped work to avoid being drafted into the reserve army of President Bashar Al Assad. He ...

Shaher Abdulhak’s Tax Havens Violate International Law

By: Mohammed AlMahdi, Mokhtar Alibrahim, Musa'ab Al Shawbkeh, and Eman Asi DARAJ –Around his neck Yemeni businessman Shaher Abdulhak wears the Legion of Merit medal he got more than 20 years ago from the late Yemeni ...

Detained for Good: The Use of Remand Detention as a Punitive Measure Against Political Opponents

By: Mohamed Hamama Mada Masr- Islam developed a new calendar system during his time in prison. The divisions were based on the regular period over which decisions regarding his detention were made: 45 days. The calendar cycle ...

Child Brides in Egypt- Loopholes and Cleric Endorsements

Aliaa Abou Shahba Nada agreed to be engaged by the age of 15, taking her mother's advice that "a good girl gets engaged and married early on". But days into her engagement, fear overshadowed her mother's words; ...

Exchange Marriage in Yemen: A Time Bomb for Hundreds of Families

Aseel Saria Asharq al-Awsat - Twenty-two years ago, Fatima was forced to marry someone she did not know in exchange for her brother's marriage to the sister of her groom. At 19, she had no say in ...