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· June, 2012

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from June, 2012

18 June 2012

Tunisia: Cyber-Activist Commits Suicide

Egypt: Ikhwan Twitter Account Hacked

United Arab Emirates: Anger at Risqué Madonna Concert

Madonna kicked off her MDNA Tour on June 1, performing her debut concert in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The concert prompted controversy for the sexual themes and Madonna's revealing costumes. Netizens...

17 June 2012

Saudi Arabia: The Death of a Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia buried Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud today. Here are reactions from the Saudi blogosphere following his death.

Lebanon: Protest to Re-Open Beirut's City Park

Lebanon: Beirut Most Expensive City in Middle East

16 June 2012

Bahrain: Cursing Neutrality

Saudi Arabia: The Repercussions of Nayef's Death

The death of Saudi Arabia's Crown prince and Minister of Interior Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 78, was announced today. Netizens react to the news.

Yemen: Who Will Handle Yemen's Portfolio After Prince Nayef's Death?

Yemeni netizens react to the death of Saudi Crown Prince and Minister of Interior Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The strongman handled the Yemeni portfolio, and is alleged to...

14 June 2012

Egypt: Documentary on Female Journalist of the Revolution going on US Tour

Words of Witness, a documentary on a young female journalist reporting the Egyptian revolution is going on tour in the USA. First in film festivals in California and in New...

Bahrain: Plea to Police to Return MacBook Pro

13 June 2012

Egypt: Right to Housing initiative

Tunisia: Baccalaureate Exam Leaked

Netizens were struck by the leak of the Arabic test of the national baccalaureate examination, criticising the government for the fail. Salah Almhamdi rounds up reactions on Twitter.

12 June 2012

Yemen: $audi Influence Explained

The influence of Yemen's rich and powerful neighbor on it's internal affairs is no secret. Saudi Arabia's interference has been felt among Yemenis for decades. Now Yemenis have a list...

Iran: Jailed lawyer plays with her son

Palestine: Gaza's Terrorist Chickens Trend on Twitter

On June 5, an Israeli airstrike hit a poultry farm in the southern Gaza Strip, ending the lives of dozens of cackling chickens. In response to this attack, Twitter users...

Yemen: Famine

Jordan: Punish Rapists

Egypt: A Legal Tangle

Egypt: The Ultra's Song

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