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· June, 2013

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from June, 2013

30 June 2013

Egyptians Want to Overthrow the Regime

Egyptians marked the first anniversary of Mohamed Morsi's presidency with huge rallies across Egypt on June 30, calling for him to leave office. Anti-Morsi campaign Tamarrod, whose name translates to...

25 June 2013

Tamim Bin Hamad Named New Qatar Emir

New Regulations for Skype and Viber in Bahrain

“Security considerations” are being cited as reasons behind new regulations which could put an end to the use of popular services such as Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and Tango in Bahrain....

Saudi Forces Hunt and Kill ‘Wanted’ Protester in Residential Area

According to netizen reports, Saudi Emergency Forces entered residential areas in the eastern city of Qatif over two nights, and opened fire. An innocent bystander was killed on the first...

Yemen, Beyond the Headlines

Yemen is a country rich in culture, heritage, and history, as well as extremely friendly and hospitable. But that doesn't make the news, and Yemen is often reduced to Al-Qaeda,...

24 June 2013

Saudi Human Rights Activist Sentenced To 8 Years in Prison

Abdulkareem al-Khadar, founding member of the Kingdom's defiant leading human rights organisation, the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), was sentenced to eight years in prison for inciting public...

Palestinian Assaf Wins Arab Idol Singing Contest

Palestinian Mohammed Assaf won the title of this year's Arab Idol, the Arabic version of American Idol. Because there are contestants from different Arab countries, the citizens of each country...

23 June 2013

Salafists Attack Shia Homes in Egypt, Killing Four

Four Egyptian adherents of the Shia faith were killed in Egypt today when the house they were meeting in was attacked by Salafists, following two weeks of instigation against the...

Visualising Iraq’s Oil Industry

22 June 2013

Iran: “We're Going to the World Cup!” (VIDEOS)

Iranians are relieved to be celebrating for a change. On Tuesday, June 18, 2013 they stormed the streets with joy after Iran's national football team qualified for the 2014 World...

Censorship and Police Brutality Mark Three Weeks of Turkish Protests

It's been three weeks since massive protests started across Turkey. Since their start on May 31, the country has witnessed media censorship, police brutality, protests by the thousands and the...

20 June 2013

‘Qandisha’, the Women's Webzine that is Ruffling Feathers in Morocco

A webzine for women in Morocco is causing a stir for its frank treatment of religion and sexuality. Global Voices recently caught up with the founder, Fedoua Miski.

19 June 2013

Egyptians Plan Protests for #June30 to Topple Muslim Brotherhood Rule

Egyptians are back to the drawing board, planning protests for June 30, to “topple the regime.” The date, being circulated on social media under the hashtag #June30, marks the first...

Russians See Themselves in Turkish Protests

RuNet Echo

As Turkish protests continue, Russians draw parallels between events in Turkey and their own protest movement and hard-line political leader.

18 June 2013

Iran Qualifies for 2014 World Cup

16 June 2013

Iran: “Happy My Vote Was Counted This Time” (Videos)

Many Iranians say they feel confident that their votes were counted since Hassan Rouhani has won the Iranian presidential election.

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