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· December, 2013

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from December, 2013

29 December 2013

Iran: Two Poets Arrested

28 December 2013

The Islamic Caliphate Car Number Plates Come to Syria

Lebanon: Don't Drink and Drive

Six Killed in Lebanon Blast Targeting ex-Minister

At least six people died, and many more were wounded, in a blast that targeted former Lebanese Finance Minister Mohamed Chatah in downtown Beirut.

27 December 2013

Syrian Photographer Hamid Khatib Evades Death to Capture Life

“There is no Hamid the photographer without the revolution. Hopefully there will still be one when the revolution ends.”

7 Good News Stories From Yemen You Probably Haven't Heard

Amidst all the sad and violent news coming out of Yemen, we managed to dig out a few news items that you might have missed.

26 December 2013

Merry Christmas from Syrian Artists

A nation's distress can be described in a single artwork better than a million words. Here is how Syrian artists celebrated Christmas.

24 December 2013

PHOTOS: Humans of the Middle East and North Africa

The "Humans of" movement has gone viral, covering our planet city by city. The Middle East and North Africa has proven to be no exception, writes Joey Ayoub.

Blood on Camera: 18-year-old Syrian Dies Covering the War for Reuters

Molhem Barakat, a freelance photographer working for Reuters, was reportedly killed while covering a fight between and Bashar Al-Assad’s forces and rebels in Aleppo’s Al-Kindi Hospital. He was 18.

23 December 2013

Iran: Calligraphy Art

Iran: Revolutionary Guards “Hacked” Opposition Sites

Chat is a Dirty Word in Iran? WeChat Blocked

A popular smart phone application that enables access to social media is now blocked in Iran.

20 December 2013

Egypt: 27 Photographs from Hala'ib

Bahrain Preacher: “Celebrating National Day is a Sin”

Bahraini blogger Manaf Al Muhandis tweets from a sermon before Friday prayers in Bahrain, in which the preacher declares that celebrating National Day is a sin.

The Postcolonialist Calls for Submissions on ‘Sites of Home’

How do police lineups in Lebanon work?

Jihadists Online: The Dark Side of the Internet

Syria: The Free Women of Darayya

Darayya's Free Women have engaged in numerous protests and initiatives since the beginning of the Syrian uprising, in the spring of 2011. Today, they work from exile - and prison.

19 December 2013

Mapping the ‘Urban Commons’ of Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul and Athens

Pablo de Soto's research project discusses the control governments have over societies' shared goods, and establishes a connection between the commons and production as collectively owned resources.

16 December 2013

Cold, Rain and Flooding for 1.8 Million Palestinians in Gaza this Winter

Around 10,000 Palestinians in northern Gaza were displaced from their homes after four days of torrential rain.

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