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Stories about Middle East & North Africa
8 December 2016
Iran wants to regulate social-media news accounts with more than 5,000 followers because of the dangers of fake news. But what about the danger to free speech?
6 December 2016
"You’re lucky, as some were transferred out today, before we had shifts for standing and sitting....we are managing by squatting and sleeping on each others’ shoulders.”
1 December 2016
25 November 2016
Had fashion photographer Kourosh Sotoodeh pursued his profession in Iran, he might well have been among those arrested in recent crackdowns. Luckily for him, he made it to New York.
The Kurdish struggle remains one of the most compelling storylines of the Middle East. The Kurds of Iran are active, but often ignored by the international community.
24 November 2016
23 November 2016
Hussein Baydoun was barred from photographing the PM after this image was published. Photographs he took during last year's ‘you stink’ protests against government corruption were featured in numerous outlets.
22 November 2016
"My marriage changed me. It took my outside my bubble, and made me question our culture’s values."
This week we start in the US, where Omar Mohamad narrates his piece "America I used to love you", and then we take you to Cuba, Syria, and Taiwan.
19 November 2016
Eastern Aleppo Health Director: Due to Systematic Attacks Against Hospitals, All Are Now Out of Service
As the Syrian regime and Russian government continue their assault on besieged Eastern Aleppo, the Aleppo Health Directorate announced that all remaining hospitals in Aleppo are out of service.
18 November 2016
Fatima Ali Hamze was arrested for refusing to give up custody of her son, sparking what could signal a new women's rights movement in Lebanon.
17 November 2016
"In every military faction, including the regime’s army, you find a group involved in facilitating excavations and smuggling operations."
"Even if they don’t torture you, the mere act of waiting does. Have they forgotten us? Are we going to stay in here forever? Why haven’t they called us today?"
16 November 2016
RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.
15 November 2016
Iran's capital is under its annual smog warning, and hardliners are claiming the failed Rouhani administration are slowly killing its citizens.
Work tackling some of the world's most pressing issues should continue, regardless of the new US president-elect's positions on them.
13 November 2016
The people of Beirut were shocked this Saturday, when images of the city's last public beach, began circulating on social media, showing the site being destroyed by heavy construction equipment.
12 November 2016
"He pulls the chain till we are hanging by our hands, toes barely touching the ground. You’re mid-way between sky and earth, presented as a sacrifice of blood."