Stories about Middle East & North Africa from November, 2017
‘The Blind Captain’ Aims to Kayak Solo Across the Bosphorus With the Help of New Technology
"...I used to think one day, this strait, Bosphorus, should be more accessible to blind swimmers, blind surfers or sailors...people should be able to see blind people using boats."
As Syrian Government Trumpets Military Wins, Fear Continues to Grip Locals in Damascus
''They would search databases saved on their computers. If my name is found, I will be dispatched to one of the front lines.''
Morocco's Deadly Stampede Tragedy Incites Anger and Criticism
"How many dramas still remind us that beyond the beautiful forums, highways, and malls, this is the Moroccan reality above all that?"
Jordanian Cartoonist Goes to Trial For Drawing Jesus
The cartoon commented on the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, which sold church property to Israeli settler groups to pay off church debt.
As the MENA Region Heats Up, UN Climate Change Talks are Under Pressure
"The Arab region is currently suffering from drought, which is only the beginning of the consequences of climate change. Discussions should take into account the communities most affected."
What Happens when Montenegro Citizens Return Home After Fighting in Foreign Wars?
The documentary "The Road of No Return?" raises the issue of Montenegro and Balkan citizens who participate in foreign wars in Syria and in Ukraine and then return home.
Moroccan Journalists Keep Fighting to Cover the Hirak Movement, Despite State Intimidation
Journalists reporting on the Hirak protests are facing a myriad of restrictions.