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· October, 2011

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from October, 2011

21 October 2011

South Asia: Reactions on the New Beginning of Libya

After the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, people from all over the world are expressing their views on his reign, the way he died and the new beginning it...

Oman: Statute of State Amended Following Shura Council Elections

A Royal Decree by the Sultan of Oman has announced amendments giving the Shura (Consultative) and State councils a say in the way the country is run. The laws give...

20 October 2011

Iran: Be Scared, Dictator – Gaddafi is Dead

Several Iranian bloggers joined Libyans in celebration on Thursday, after longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi was killed. Some bloggers longed for the end of dictatorship in Iran, as they shared...

Libya: The Truth About Gaddafi's Death

Libya has broken out in celebration after Gaddafi's stronghold Sirte fell and the man himself was either captured and killed or killed and captured. On Twitter, journalists and pundits have...

Libya: Celebrations as Gaddafi Confirmed Dead

Libyan dictator Muammar Al Gaddafi is finally dead. After hundreds of thousands of tweets and guess work between news of him being captured, wounded, killed, or all three together, we...

France: Blue Fingers and Tears of Joy as Tunisian Diaspora Vote

Tunisians living in France went to the polls today, ahead of the October 23 election in their country. Voters are voting freely and democratically for the first time in 50...

Libya: Unconfirmed News of Gaddafi's Capture

Happy news has been coming out of Libya in the last few minutes, leaving Libyan and Arab tweeps rejoicing, albeit with caution, at the new developments. Rumour has it that...

Israel: Joy and Anger Continue Over Shalit Deal

Gilad Shalit's return has been one of the biggest events in recent Israeli history. The Israeli soldier was released from Hamas captivity after being held for 1,941 days, in exchange...

Saudi Arabia: Men Arrested Over Poverty Video

19 October 2011

France: Tunisian Diaspora Set to Vote

Tunisia: Democratic Test for Tunisians on October 23 Election Day

Tunisians will head to polls on October 23 to elect a national constituent assembly which will write a new constitution for the country that was the spark of the so...

Israel: Netanyahu Rapped for Exploiting Shalit's Return

Kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is back home after 1,941 days of Hamas captivity. It is left for social media and a few marginal sections of the online newspapers to...

18 October 2011

France: Towards an Admission of the 17 Octobre 1961 Suppression?

Arab World: Celebrations Break Out as 477 Palestinians Released

Tweeps have been busy today following the details of the Israel-Palestine prisoner swap, which saw the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners. Here is...

Iran: Student receives lashes

Iran: History of Women's Dress and Clothing

Iran: Syrians carry “Khamenei's coffin”

17 October 2011

Poetry Slam Activism in Francophone Africa

Poetry slam is a well-known channel of expression for many activists in North America but the rest of the world has now embraced this unique blend of poetry and rhythmic...

Yemen: Azizah Abdo Othman, Yemen's First Female Martyr

More than 30 anti-regime protesters have been killed in Yemen on Saturday and yesterday, including the country's first female martyr Aziza Abdo, who was shot dead by a sniper during...

Jordan: New Government, Expectations and Hope!

Jordan saw the appointment of a new prime minister today after the majority of parliamentarians sent a letter to King Abdullah, pointing out grievances with Dr Marouf Bakhit's government. International...

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