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· November, 2011

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from November, 2011

21 November 2011

Egypt: The Revolution is Back!

Up to 100,000 people are said to be in Tahrir Square now, as police and the army continue to battle with protesters calling for an end to Egypt's military rule....

Iran: Ahmadinejad's top adviser under pressure

Egypt: Revolutionaries Shrug at Cabinet Resignation

The Cabinet of Dr Essam Sharaf has just asked if it could resign and the Supreme Council for Armed Forces (SCAF) is yet to decide whether it would accept their...

Morocco: Online Debates Rage Days Ahead of Parliamentary Elections

Moroccan are using the Internet extensively to discuss the upcoming legislative elections. Part of the discussion is revolving around the electoral programs of the competing parties, the question of whether...

Egypt: Battle for Tahrir Continues for Third Day

The battle for Tahrir Square, in downtown Cairo, continues to rage for the third day today. Netizens keep us abreast with the action from the frontlines.

20 November 2011

Tunisia: Execution of a Tunisian in Iraq Divides Netizens

The execution of Yosri Trigui, a Tunisian convicted of terrorism, in Iraq has divided Tunisian netizens. A terrorist who deserves what he obtained, or a young victim of manipulation, and...

19 November 2011

Egypt: Have Activists and Journalists Been Targeted in Tahrir Square Clearing?

Tear gas, rubber bullets and bird shots were used today, injuring scores of people, to clear Tahrir Square of protesters. Egyptians on Twitter were both sad and angry for what...

Israel: Netanyahu Threatens to Replace Interns with Indian Doctors

After months of protests, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested replacing medical interns with foreign labor contractors from India if an agreement can not be reached with them. Interns react...

Egypt: Ultras Push Police Back as the Battle for Tahrir Continues

Police and protesters spent a day battling over Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the Egyptian revolution. A few minutes ago thousands of football fans, known as ultras, descended upon the...

UAE: Female Twitter User Rowda Hamed Summoned for Interrogation

Female Twitter user Rowda Hamed, from the UAE, tweeted saying that she has been summoned for interrogation. She is one of the few Twitter users from the country who support...

Morocco: Call to Free Rapper Haked

Iran: A top missile designer killed in explosion

Egypt: The Question of Election Symbols

A car, a gun, a toothbrush, a spaceship and an eye! Those are just some of the symbols you can see on the election banners on Egyptian streets as the...

18 November 2011

Egypt: The Mini-States Of Cairo

So you thought Cairo was a city? Actually it's a series of mini-states that operate independently of each other. In this post, blogger Karim Shafei explains how Cairo really works.

Kuwait: Protesters Storm the National Assembly

Thousands of angry Kuwaitis stormed the National Assembly building on Wednesday 16 November, after police and security forces clashed with protestors. Kuwait's political sphere has been extremely tense in the...

Yemen: Reuters Yields to the Power of Twitter!

Yemeni netizens scored big time when their Twitter campaign 'Shame on Reuters' pressured the international news organisation to stop its stringer Muhammad Sudam, who has also been the Yemeni President's...

17 November 2011

Palestine: Freedom Riders Challenge Israeli Segregation

On November 15 a group of Palestinian activists were arrested while travelling on a bus carrying Israeli settlers. The activists called themselves the “Freedom Riders”, after the American civil rights...

Europe: A Song Criticizing Schengen Visa Procedure

16 November 2011

Kuwait: Video Campaign to Teach Citizens about the Constitution

To mark the 49th anniversary of the Kuwaiti constitution, a group of activists decided to remind citizens of the different clauses of the constitution. Under the theme of Tadry [ar]...

Egypt: Commemorating 40 Years of Pope Shenouda on Twitter

Egyptian Copts, among others, decided to criticize Pope Shenouda III on the occasion of his 40th Ordination anniversary. The anniversary coincided with the end of the 40 day mourning period...

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