Stories about Middle East & North Africa from September, 2017
Saudi women may soon be able to drive. However, they continue to face discriminatory barriers under the kingdom's male guardianship system.
Did Italy give up on the quest for Giulio Regeni's killers so Egypt would help Italy block migration to Europe?
Since 2013, the Saudi government has partially or fully blocked chat and call applications including WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook Messenger and FaceTime.
Several journalists have been arrested by Moroccan authorities over their coverage of the unrest in the Rif region.
Extremist groups like ISIS, Hezbollah and al-Nusra are undermining the freedoms that Syria’s women and girls enjoyed, which were a longtime strength of Syrian society.
One month after his execution was confirmed, friends honour Bassel Khartabil through art, song and new opportunities for open technology innovators.
In a Facebook post, Amro criticized the Palestinian Authority's arrest of journalist Ayman Qawasmi .
Azamn newspaper was banned over a report on interference with the independence of the judiciary. One of its journalists remains in prison.
"The King is very much concerned about his image. Nothing is left to coincidence, everything is calculated."
The rhetoric of the Rouhani administration is giving off less hope for online freedoms, and the popular foreign minister's statements about not tweeting for Iranian audiences has increased concerns.
"Assad's 'healthier and homogeneous society' is built by systematic killings, demographic evacuations & wiping out whole neighborhoods."
Ahwazi Arabs experience systematic discrimination in Iran. "There are people who have had to change their first and last name...to hide their Ahwazi Arab identity to get hired."
The enemies of Turkey's authoritarian government are everywhere and state propaganda is taking on an increasingly absurd hue.