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· January, 2014

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from January, 2014

12 January 2014

Hockey, Diving for Crosses and Other Christmas-in-January Traditions

While Christians in the Western hemisphere celebrate Christmas in December, most Orthodox and Coptic Christians mark the birth of Christ in early January, from Eastern Europe to North Africa.

Iran: Tech Bloggers in Jail

Iran: “City Councillor Lost Post Over Facebook Account”

Iran: Jailed Blogger Needs Specialized Medical Treatment

10 January 2014

Iran Voices: New Site Polls Citizens on Local Government

What do citizens expect from their city officials? A new site polls Iranians about their views and shares results with decision-makers.

9 January 2014

How Should Middle Eastern Women Dress in Public?

This question, posed by a University of Michigan study, is drawing laughs – and criticism online.

6 January 2014

A Year of Campaigns for Iran

Hope is alive in Iran for improving the situation for fellow citizens. Here are some of the campaigns we followed in 2013.

5 January 2014

Egypt: The Muppets Intelligence Agency

In Egypt, a Muppet-like character is being accused of sending coded messages to terrorists. Amr Tarek explains why this puppet is on trial.

3 January 2014

PHOTOS: Tunisia in 2013: A Rough Year

2013 was a rough year for Tunisia: two political assassinations, protests, military and security forces targeted by armed groups and a never ending political crisis.

Lebanon: I Am Not A Martyr

Lebanon's #NotaMartyr campaign pays tribute to innocent victims of violence and to show that the Lebanese want change.