Stories about Middle East & North Africa from July, 2013
Bahraini blogger Mohammed Hassan was arrested at dawn today. His telephone and computer were confiscated. Netizens call for his release.
Under Kuwaiti law, lese majeste is prohibited as the Emir's stance "cannot be violated." Some argued those convicted and imprisoned were exercising their freedom of speech.
Football fans are saddened by the unexpected death of the Ecuadorian "Chucho" Benítez, current champion with Club América [Mexico].
Abbas Al-Mazraa and six of his brothers were arrested in Awwamiya today. The raid resulted in the burning of the family's house and cars.
Egyptian blogger Mosa'ab Elshamy was at Rabaa Al Adawiya, where 100 people were killed and 1,500 injured during clashes at a pro-Morsi sit-in in Cairo.
A state funeral has been held for opposition Tunisian MP Mohamed Brahmi, shot dead outside his home on July 25. His assassination has sparked angry street protests.
Darfuri asylum-seeker and actor, Babaker (Babi) Ibrahim was arrested by Israeli police for not having a receipt for his bicycle, which was thus presumed to be stolen. His detention without...
Political dissent is not tolerated in Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy. Seven men are now behind bars, accused of disturbing public order and calling for protests on Facebook.
A new family law to protect women from violence was approved yesterday and amended to include all family members. Netizens argue it is not enough.
Mohsen Makhmalbaf accepted an invite to the Jerusalem Film Festival in the name of peace, courting controversy in his native Iran.
Two prominent Islamic preachers have reportedly been detained in Saudi Arabia as part of what is being called a crackdown on anyone with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.