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· May, 2011

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from May, 2011

28 May 2011

Morocco: Tracking Protests

Egypt: Religious Minorities after the Revolution

Kuwait: What happens when we mix a rainbow with a garbage ?

Syria: Personal Letter to President Assad

Palestine: The Insanity of Poetry

Kuwait: Protest Against the Prime Minister

Kuwaitis protested on Friday calling for Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah to leave the government. Mona Kareem summaries the reactions of Kuwaiti netizens on the continuing Friday of Anger...

Egypt: Mubarak Fined for Internet Blackout during Revolution

An Egyptian court has fined ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and other officials 540 million Egyptian pounds ($90m) for disconnecting the Internet and mobile phone services during the revolution. Mubarak's...

Egypt: Opening of Rafah Crossing with Gaza

Egypt opened its Rafah order crossing with the Gaza Strip today, allowing people to cross freely into Egypt for the first time in four years. The border, which is Gaza's...

Jordan: Debating Economic Policies and the Road to Reform

The state of Jordan's economy, specifically discussing economic policies since 1989 and the national debt, were the highlight of the 7iber #HashtagDebates. The conversation hosted prominent Jordanian economists Ibrahim Saif...

Arab World: Ibn Khaldun Gets Doodled and Tweeted

Considered the greatest Arab historiographer and historian, the philosopher Ibn Khaldun was born in present-day Tunisia in 1332. He is also known as the father of cultural history and modern...

Egypt: Tahrir Speaks

27 May 2011

Egypt: Gearing Up for a Second Revolutionary Round

Egypt will not sleep tonight in preparation for its Second Day of Anger. Following Mubarak's ousting, many feel that the demands raised since the start of the January 25 revolution...

24 May 2011

Egypt: A Day for Criticizing the Military

Why did the Egyptian bloggers decide to dedicate the 23 May to criticizing the Supreme Council of Armed Forces on their blogs? So far 375 blog posts criticising the army...

Saudi Arabia: Woman Arrested for Driving

A week ago, a Saudi mother drove her car in Jeddah to take her kids to their school. On May 21, 2011, another Saudi woman, Manal Al-Sharif, posted a video...

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