Stories about Middle East & North Africa from July, 2015
"Today could have been the end of hope on this issue. But now we are starting a new chapter of hope."
Bahrain released from prison rights activist Nabeel Rajab tonight. It also renewed the detention of political leader Ibrahim Sharif for 15 days. Is the government playing chess with political dissidents?
One journalist has been covering the talks so long, "I give directions to people and tourists; have a regular cafe; a regular gym; have joined the city's public bike system..."
Bahraini political leader and Secretary General of National Democratic Action Society (WAAD) Ibrahim Sharif is arrested three weeks after his release for "inciting hatred against the regime."
Dr. Özgür Uçkan, a leading light in the battle for Internet freedom in Turkey, died on July 10, 2015.
The show "Fauda" — "chaos" in Arabic — has finished its first season and both Israelis and Palestinians are anxiously awaiting more.
One man was killed and several journalists were arrested after a car bomb explosion outside the Italian Centre in downtown Cairo today.
If Yemenis are divided over plenty of issues, they are at least united over Sambosa, an appetizer stuffed with beef and vegetables, during Ramadan.
From being described as a wise statesman to being called a racist and a xenophobe, netizens react to the death of former Saudi foreign minister Saud Al-Faisal, who died today
"Rights groups knew Egypt using Hacking Team spyware since 2012; Sunday's hack just proved it," says Egyptian activist Ramy Raoof.
Steven Salaita Lands Job at American University of Beirut, Talks Black Politics and Palestine Solidarity
After being denied tenure at the University of Illinois for pro-Palestine tweets, Salaita will be the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut.
Kolah Germezi (or "Red Hat") is a beloved Iranian TV program featuring a collection of skits and musical numbers. Its producer says the program officially has 35 million viewers.
The silence of major newspapers and media outlets towards more than half a million leaked documents from Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is deafening.
Bahrain releases prominent secular politician three days after sentencing another to four years in prison in a possible public relations prison swap.