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· August, 2013

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from August, 2013

31 August 2013

Egypt Goes Quack Over #SpyDuck

Egypt arrested a “duck” - with a spying gadget. There is more to the duck than meets the eye. On Twitter, netizens grab the occasion to quack up jokes.

A Letter on Syria to Western Narcissists

Lebanon: The Smell of Death

Iran: Facebook Diplomacy

29 August 2013

“Me & My Shadow”: Protecting Data on the Net

The Internet, mobile phones, and other such achievements of progress have become essential aspects of human existence, and have simplified communication between people and integrated them into a new space.

23 August 2013

Fight Erupts in Saudi Mosque After Preacher Curses el-Sisi

The fight, uploaded on to YouTube, has gone viral and the tug-of-words continues online.

Jailed Blogger's Mother Begins Hunger Strike

The mother of jailed Iranian blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has now joined him in a hunger strike to raise awareness for his plight.

A Lesson on Dignity from Syria

Syria: Photos of Chemical Weapons

Lebanese Blogger Beirut Spring Tweets from Tripoli Bomb Explosion

Lebanese blogger Mustapha Hamoui was a few metres away from the second blast, in his own apartment, when it occurred. He reports on the unfolding mayhem.

Photo: Pro-Morsi Supporters Rally in Cairo

Pro-Morsi Supporters Rally Across Egypt

21 August 2013

Egypt: Caught Between a Zombie and a Bloodsucker!

Amina Leaves Femen Because of “Islamophobia”

Assad Accused of Dropping Chemical Bombs on Damascus Suburb Al Ghouta

Horrible footage of dying (and dead) children are plastered across social media, calling for the world to break its silence on the atrocities being committed against civilians in Syria.

20 August 2013

Iran: Jailed Blogger on Hunger Strike

19 August 2013

Churches Attacked in Upper Egypt

Saudi Judge to Jailed Activist: You Need a Lawyer? Aren't You a Man?

Umar Al-Saeed is the youngest ACPRA member to face trial and imprisonment for his opinions and activism. He is in jail because he refused to be interrogated without a lawyer.

China: Egypt's Bloody Crackdown Brings Back Memories of Tiananmen

18 August 2013

Bodies Pile in Egypt, But Birds Still Singing for Russian Vacationers

RuNet Echo

Russians living in Egypt to potential tourists: "Don't be afraid."

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