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· July, 2013

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from July, 2013

19 July 2013

Online Gambling No Longer Accessible from Lebanon?

Gambling sites have been blocked in Lebanon, a dangerous slippery slope.

Iran: Campaign Against a Mobile Phone Network Operator

Saudi Women Banned From Attending Public Trials

Even the wife and mother of Umar Al-Saeed, a member of Saudi Arabia's leading human rights organisation, were forbidden from attending his trial.

Saudi Activist Slapped With Sudden Travel Ban at Airport

Saudi activist and journalist Iman Al-Qahtani was denied the right to leave Saudi Arabia as punishment for her activism and support for reformers in the absolute monarchy.

16 July 2013

PHOTO: Muslim Brotherhood Surrounds National Security in Cairo

Artists Capture a Bloody Ramadan in Syria

Mubarak (Blessed), Kareem (Generous), Peaceful, Happy … are the usual adjectives accompanying any greeting during the Muslim month of fasting – Ramadan. Not so for Syrians.

Revolution or Coup: The Ousting of Morsi

Bassem Yousif vs Sandmonkey on Egypt

VIDEO: Historic Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque Bombed in Syria

Female Blogger Jailed in Iran

15 July 2013

Will the New President's Key Unlock Any of Iran's Problems?

The campaign symbol of president-elect Hassan Rouhani was a key. Now, Iranian netizens are discussing whether Rouhani will actually be able to open any locks.

11 July 2013

France Sees Shades of its Revolutionary Past in Turkey's Revolt

The recent protests in Turkey seem to have generated questions about identity in France, with the French asking themselves variations of, "Do we share the same values?"

9 July 2013

Saudi Families of Detainees Mark ‘Third Detainees Day’

Families of Saudi detainees marked the Third Detainees Day to protest the arbitrary detention of their loved ones. Saudi Arabia is one of the few remaining absolute monarchies in the...

Egypt's “People's Revolution” in the Eyes of Russians

RuNet Echo

As with past protests in the region, Russians have been actively following the events in Egypt.

8 July 2013

Al Jazeera Accused of “Biased” Egypt Coverage

Al Jazeera has come under fire in Egypt for what many describe as its “biased” reporting during and following the ousting of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on July 4....

6 July 2013

Egypt says: “It is NOT a Coup”

The US meddling in Egyptian affairs – and the coverage of news networks, particularly CNN, of the political developments in Egypt – came under fire last night. The ousting of...

5 July 2013

Morsi Supporters Face-off with Anti-Morsi Protestors across Egypt

The much anticipated face-off between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and protesters who called for the ousting of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi took place today [June 6, 2013]. The drama unfolded...

Brazil Stockpiles Arsenal of Non-Lethal Weapons Ahead of World Cup

The Brazilian government has purchased thousands upon thousands of non-lethal weaponry, including tear gas and Taser guns, from arms firm Condor to use as part of its security strategy during...

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