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· November, 2013

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from November, 2013

13 November 2013

Tunisian Rap Song Turns into an Anthem for Youth

With more than 3 million views on YouTube, the video rap song Houmani has become an anthem for Tunisian youth. Afef Abrougui tells us why.

Yemenis Looking for Action: TEDxSanaa 2013

Under the theme Actions Matter, TedxSanaa kicks off today. Noon Arabia takes a closer look.

Yemen's Oud Criminal

Yemeni musician Ahmed Alshaiba shows off his Oud skills in a new video released on YouTube. Find out why Yemenis are so proud of the achievement.

Ethiopians: #SomeoneTellSaudiArabia to Stop Immigration Crackdown

Saudi Arabia has began enforcing a crackdown on illegal immigrants after the expiry of an amnesty period given to illegal immigrants. Ethiopian immigrants find themselves a target.

12 November 2013

Iran: Changing Facebook's Filtering Model

How to Have Fun With Nuclear Negotiation

When "making progress" during nuclear negotiations still means no deal, Iranians on Twitter share jokes about the comical side of things.

Global Voices Meetup in Cairo, Egypt

Rising Voices

The next Global Voices Meetup is scheduled for November 16 to take place in Cairo, Egypt. Please join members of our GV community for this special gathering.

10 November 2013

Syrian Journalist Abdulwahab Mulla Kidnapped in Liberated Aleppo

Citizen journalist and satirist Abdulwahab Mulla, 24, was kidnapped from his house in Aleppo’s liberated area by unidentified masked gunmen. Netizens appeal for his release.

9 November 2013

Bad Cop, Good Cop and Other Cops in Iran Nuke Talks

Saudi Women Insist on Driving Despite Ban

Saudi Women to Continue to Challenge Driving Ban

The Curious Case of Sami Anan

21km of Jeddah's 655km coastline accessible to public

Tunisian Police Blamed for Torturing Young Man to Death

Only few weeks after the adoption of a new anti-torture law in Tunisia, Walid Denguir, died in police custody. Pictures of his dead body, show bruises and head injuries.

Lebanese Man Microwaves Cat

A Lebanese man microwaved a cat while his friend filmed him. They uploaded the video on Facebook, drawing a manhunt for the culprits, who have been named and shamed.

Turk-Arab Youth Congress: Middle East Needs Greater Regional Cooperation

Global Voices author from Pakistan Fakiha Hassan Rizvi attended the 2nd Turk Arab Youth Congress (TAYC) held in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct 25-27, 2013 and reports what she learned.

In Response to Danny Ayalon: The REAL Truth about Palestine

Egypt: The Sami Anan “Presidential Campaign” Goes Viral

Posters showing former chief of staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Sami Anan in what seems to be election campaign posters have gone viral. Victor Salama has more

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