Stories about Middle East & North Africa
25 December 2015
"Iran will one day shine in a way that the Iranian Ambassador will greet Iranian women and journalists without fear and with pride."
24 December 2015
In 2015, Turkey blocked 166 websites for publishing one controversial image, Thai activists knocked 5 government websites offline in a virtual "sit-in", and Mexico spent $6.3 million on surveillance software.
23 December 2015
This has been a fascinating year on GV Face, our Hangout series where we try to understand the world through discussions with our on-ground experts -- Global Voices community members.
Ahmad Mohamed Almossa, a member of Syrian citizen journalism collective Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), was assassinated by masked men in northern Syria, the group announced on Twitter.
22 December 2015
20 December 2015
Twenty-one Saudi women won seats in municipal elections for the first time ever. Now Saudi women, banned from driving their own cars in the conservative kingdom, demand more.
16 December 2015
14 December 2015
11 December 2015
Yemeni blogger Noon Arabia visits a few of the camps where some of Jordan's 650,000 Syrian refugees are living under difficult circumstances.
7 December 2015
6 December 2015
Life is full steam ahead for this resettled Syrian family, but they worry their relatives, hoping to come to the US too, may not be allowed in anytime soon.
5 December 2015
That often means Rami Jarrah is rushing to the aftermath of a bombing, as he did recently when he encountered a panicked father, frantically searching for his loved ones.
3 December 2015
The report stated that Iran's efforts to develop a nuclear weapon ceased by 2009. Some saw it as affirmation that sanctions, largely put into place after 2010, were needless.
Several reporters have been suspended on Twitter for posting content related to Khamenei and his latest public outreach campaign.
2 December 2015
Saudi threatens to sue anyone who compares its penal system to ISIS, China cuts mobile phone service for ethnic minorities and Google goes to bat for fair use.
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The sentence was criticised far and wide with many taking to social media, comparing Saudi Arabia's penal code and punishments to that executed by ISIS.
30 November 2015
"We have lost a very important lawyer who gave all his life to peace and the human rights struggle. Please get to know him better and do not forget him."
In the second part of this interview, Sahand Sahebdivani delves deeper into cultural encounters through stories and the way technology can bring us closer: ‘We’re constantly bombarded by people’s stories’.