Stories about Middle East & North Africa
23 August 2015
Turkish musician Gorkem Sen created the Yaybahar about six years ago as a mix of all sorts of instruments, including the Australian didgeridoo, the Turkish Ney and the thunder drum.
A trash problem is threatening the Lebanese government as protesters demand better services and less corruption. Is Lebanon ready to listen to the demands of its people?
22 August 2015
21 August 2015
Movies continue to be banned for a variety of reasons in Iran, despite the president's lip service to the need for more cultural freedoms in the country.
20 August 2015
Rouhani's remarks during his election campaign increased hopes that banned films would make their way to the cinemas. That hasn't been the case.
18 August 2015
Ahmad Batebi has caused a social media stir by denouncing the nuclear deal and appearing in an ad produced by an offshoot project of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
"The common problem in many western media organisations is that they see Iran as black and white, and Iran is not like that. It’s a spectrum, it’s a rainbow.”
17 August 2015
16 August 2015
14 August 2015
As Turkey gets more and more deeply involved in the raging conflict on its border, security threats at home are on the rise.
Gaza's Al Zaytoun is called "the colorful neighborhood" for its brightly painted streets and decorated walls, an urban renewal effort following 2014's Israel-Gaza war.
13 August 2015
To what extent, should conspiracy theories enjoy free speech protections? Three members of the Global Voices community share their thoughts.
12 August 2015
The court’s decision on the charges against Rezaian, which include “espionage” and “cooperation with enemy states,” is expected in a week.
Pro-Kurdish and leftist media sites are among the 96 websites most recently blocked by Turkish authorities.
10 August 2015
'The truth does not develop under conditions of war and today Turkey needs the truth before anything else.'
8 August 2015
Fifteen people were killed when an ISIS operative blew himself up in a security forces mosque in Asir, Saudi Arabia. This is the first time ISIS targets a Sunni mosque.