Stories about Middle East & North Africa
10 April 2016
Lawyers have filed complaints against the move, saying Sisi's decision to give up the Red Sea islands of Sanafir and Tarin, without approval from Parliament, is "unconstitutional."
9 April 2016
Game designer Navid Khonsari tells the story of Iran's 1979 revolution in a game. "Making a game like this offers the opportunity to portray history...with shades of gray."
8 April 2016
"Every day I become even prouder of taking part in the great January revolution that toppled a corrupt regime."
6 April 2016
Air France's women have demanded the right to work the Paris-Tehran route, if headscarves are required, and the Facebook community “My Stealthy Freedom” is supporting their protest with a new...
5 April 2016
"It's time to stop this! We should make the difference for these innocent people."
Behind the fireworks, shiny racing cars and celebrations of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain, 17-year-old Ali Abdul Ghani was gasping for his last breath.
3 April 2016
Moustafa Jacob, a Syrian artist, used the Oscars to kick off his campaign #IamSyrian. Little did he know that this initiative would snowball to showcase international solidarity with Syrians.
Bahrain hosted the Grand Prix Formula One race today. Here are some of the pictures posted by race champions about their experience in the country.
2 April 2016
The European Union is preparing to send thousands of asylum seekers back to Turkey. One of them is a man who worked with the US military in Iraq.
1 April 2016
"A few moments later we realized the noises we thought were part of the film were coming from outside the building."
In less than a year, Palmyra lost many of its archaeological monuments. A project founded by jailed Syrian activist Bassel Khartabil wants to restore the ancient city with 3D models.
29 March 2016
"We can finally celebrate the first Arab Muslim hijacker who is not declared a terrorist but a psychologically unstable person. :) #EgyptAir," tweets Patrick Baz.
"...as so many unjust things become normalized in our daily lives, the act of spreading information and informing others – however difficult – becomes an ever-more vital part of activism."
"In a case of 45 alleged child rapes, only a single person is being charged. This is statistically impossible. #ChildAbusersProtectedInTurkey."
The Baha’i community is one of the most persecuted religious minorities in Iran. Their faith is not recognized by the Islamic Republic’s constitution, and the community's members face severe discrimination.
A lone hijacker has reportedly hijacked Egypt Air flight MS181, forcing the flight to be diverted to Larnaca Airport in Cyprus after claiming he was wearing an explosive belt.
25 March 2016
"The more deaths in Turkey's Kurdish areas, the greater the chance of attacks in Ankara or Istanbul. As violence grows in the Middle East, the more vulnerable Europe's cities become."