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· April, 2013

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from April, 2013

30 April 2013

Yemeni General Apologizes for 1994 Civil War on Facebook

Waving flags of a country that once existed, thousands assembled in former cities that used to make up South Yemen on 27 April 2013, to commemorate the day the north...

25 April 2013

Saudi-American View on Boston Bombings

Arabic Hashtag Trending Worldwide on Twitter

Saudi Arabia Summons Human Rights Activist for Interrogation

Omar Al-Saeed, a member in the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), has been summoned for interrogation on April 22 and asked to re-appear next week. He is the...

“Drone Strikes are the Face of America in Yemen”

22-year-old Yemeni Farea Almuslimi, appeared before the U.S. Senate hearing on America's secret drone war and gave a powerful testimony. The activist and freelance journalist comes from Wesab village, which...

Iran: Facebook is ‘the most disgusting US spyware’

24 April 2013

Saudi Judge Bars Women from Trial of Human Rights Activist

Just ten days after the first Saudi woman was granted a lawyer's license, a judge prohibited women from attending the public trial of activist Dr. Abdualkareem al-Khudar, founding member of...

22 April 2013

Your Legal Guide to Digital Security for Arab Human Rights Activists

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The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, in Egypt, issued a “legal guide to digital security” as part of its digital freedoms programme. The guide was produced for campaigners...

Saudis Debate 1,000-Mile Yemen Border Fence

Earlier this month, BBC reported that Saudi Arabia is building a 1,000-mile fence on its border with Yemen. The news was barely reported in Saudi national press, but it was...

20 April 2013

Iran: 60% of Population Online

19 April 2013

Iran: Act Like a Man, Dress Like a Woman!

Kurdish men have photographed themselves dressed as women as part of a Facebook campaign to say, “Being a woman is not an instrument to punish or humiliate anybody.”

18 April 2013

Astronaut Tweets Breathtaking Pictures of the Middle East from Space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, currently in space aboard the International Space Station, is sharing pictures of breath-taking views from around the world on Twitter. Here are a few shots he...

Egypt's Jewish Community Leader Laid to Rest

Saudis Condemn Boston Marathon Bombings

Saudi Arabia's First Female Lawyer?

Muslims Mourn Boston Marathon Victims

Give the Egyptian President a Bath!

Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has left a stench – on Twitter. Blogger and activist Nawara Negm started the hash tag #حموا_الرئيس [ar], which translates to “Give the President a Bath,...

#Yemen: A US Drone Hits Dhamar

After a three month break in Yemen from U.S drone strikes, a drone last night, April 18th, 2013, killed five Qaeda suspects. Activist and journalist Farae Al-muslimi, from the village...

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