· June, 2015

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from June, 2015

Jailed Cartoonist Atena Faraghdani's Lawyer is Arrested for Shaking Her Hand

  16 June 2015

Mohammad Moghimi, the attorney of the Iranian activist and cartoonist Atena Faraghdani was arrested on 10 June following a visit to his client in jail. His charges are based on the fact that he shook Faraghdani's hand. Faraghdani was recently sentenced to 12.5 years in prison for posting drawings and content critical...

Yemen's Heritage, a Victim of War

  15 June 2015

Yemen's age old heritage is being pounded into rubble as Saudi-led airstrikes which have killed more than 2,500 people continue. Will the world now take notice?

Israel Launches Multiple Airstrikes in Gaza

  4 June 2015

Three blasts were heard across Gaza as Israel launched airstrikes in response to rockets launched by a Hamas rival, ISIS-linked Omar Brigades. How has the ceasefire held since last summer?

Kuma Sutra Screw-Up Nails Qatar Editor

  1 June 2015

What does an editor-in-chief in a conservative Arab Gulf country do when a Kuma Sutra drawing appears in his newspaper? And, most importantly, how do the people react?

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