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· February, 2013

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from February, 2013

28 February 2013

In Burning Rage for Water, Iran Farmers Take On Security Forces

An anonymous video on YouTube shows angry farmers from eastern part of Isfahan in Iran on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 among burning busses in ongoing protests against water shortages.

27 February 2013

One Billion Rising: Progress for Women Worldwide, But Still Much to Do

On February 14, 2013, a worldwide event "One Billion Rising" was held, in which women were invited to gather and to dance, to demonstrate against gender violence. On this occasion,...

Egypt: Armed Robbery Caught on Tape

Women Protesters Call for the Fall of the Saudi Interior Minister

A group of women and children who are relatives of uncharged prisoners managed to organize a small sit-in in Saudi Arabian city of Buraida, challenging the strict ban on demonstrations...

Turkish Women Speak Up: My Body, My Decision

Turkish women protested, and protected their rights by saying 'my body, my decision.' But it seems like they still have a long way to go and fight until it is...

Jailed Iranian Blogger Up for Award

26 February 2013

Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood or the CIA?

Egyptian Police Fire US-Made Tear Gas

A Monologue of Blood and Bullets Precedes Yemen's National Dialogue

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi finally payed a long overdue visit to Aden on Sunday evening, February 24th, after four days of ongoing bloody clashes, which erupted between police and...

A Futile Gagging Order for the ‘Prisoner X’ Scandal

For a whole day, Israeli media were forbidden from reporting on the Prisoner X story, even as it was making headlines worldwide and Israelis disseminated the news in social media and blogs.

Iran's New Stealth Fighter Soars Across Fake Sky

Iranian bloggers revealed this month that an official photo of Iran’s newly unveiled stealth fighter, Qaher-313, is a fake photoshopped image.

24 February 2013

Syria: “Lens of a Young Homsi”, Photographs of a City under Siege

A group of young photographers from Homs has become an important source of information about the besieged Syrian city. In addition to letting the world know what's happening in Homs,...

How Many Saudi Students Study in the US?

Police Torture Continues in Egypt

22 February 2013

Lone Saudi Protester Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

When a Day of Rage was called for in Saudi Arabia back on March 11, 2011, only a handful of protesters challenged the heavy police presence and protested. Khaled al-Johani...

20 February 2013

E-Journal on Balkan History and Archaeology

Saudi Arabia: Activist Accuses Judge of Conflict of Interest

Earlier today, February 20th, the first hearing session for Saudi Political and Civil Rights Association (ACPRA) co-founder Dr Abdulkareem al-Khadr was held at Criminal Court in Buraidah. Among his "crimes"...

Targeted by Kuwaiti Police, Stateless Video Blogger Calls it Quits

A video blogger in Kuwait is walking away from his cyber-activism, writing that police have threatened and beaten him. Mona Kareem tells us why the Angry Bedoon will no longer...

Turkey: Lynch Attempt on Kurdish Members of Parliament in Sinop

Kurdish members of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and Democratic Congress of the People (HDK) faced a lynch attempt by almost 2,000 angry protesters during their visit to Sinop,...

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