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Stories about Middle East & North Africa
23 March 2017
21 March 2017
On 20 March police arrested human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor from his home. Meanwhile, UAE authorities have refused to release Osama al-Najjar, despite him having served out his prison sentence.
16 March 2017
UAE authorities took issue with a Facebook post that Tayseer al-Najjar published before he had even moved to the country.
14 March 2017
Fundamentalist backlash to a magazine article has thrown civil society in Douma and Eastern Ghouta into turmoil, as activists and journalists struggle to get back to work.
12 March 2017
A rally, a crackdown and a diplomatic standoff that stands to benefit nationalist politicians in both countries, but almost no-one else.
"Saudi learns pluralism from Indonesia. We learn Wahhabism from Saudi. We're even," wrote a Twitter user during the visit.
8 March 2017
"I have always dodged casual conversations about the Egyptian revolution from people who know little about it, fearing that words would fail me."
7 March 2017
“War is merciless. Many women and children have been burdened with supporting families that have lost the main breadwinner. They have no choice but to work."
3 March 2017
"The days passed, and I never expected to come back here, the place from where I entered humiliated...I never expected to get out of here."
2 March 2017
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
1 March 2017
The government suspended guidelines that forbid civil servants from speaking to the press without permission from their superiors.
27 February 2017
“Open a funeral house for me, you will hear about my death soon.”
"We need to seek equality and brotherhood among nations and respect nations’ rights, as well as avoid arrogance and efforts toward domineering others."
24 February 2017
"Netanyahu's support for Trump and the wall shows in all its meanness how low the Israeli prime minister has reached. Shameful."
Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-dominated nation, doesn't have a formal diplomatic relationship with Israel. That's bad news for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's flight crew.
"Mr Netanyahu’s policies consistently aim to provoke, intimidate and oppress the Palestinian population which increase that imbalance, thus taking Israel irretrievably further from peace..."