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31 March 2013

Stories from 31 March 2013

Lebanon's First Civil Marriage “Approved by Justice”

Lebanon's first civil marriage has been recognized by the Ministry of Justice. Earlier this year, Kholoud Succarieh and Nidal Darwich initiated Lebanon's first civil marriage on Lebanese soil, in a...

Iran: “We Want Our Children to be Free”

Iran: 500 Year Old Market was Burnt

Egyptian Hashtag Takes on Homophobia!

A recent social media call to address homophobia stirred a lively and heated discussion despite sexuality being a major taboo in Egypt.

Prime Minister Resigns, as Lebanon Remains a “Sinking Ship”

Lebanese Prime Minister resigns as the country faces ongoing chaos.

A Platform for Middle East's Indie Musicians

Inside the 2013 Central African Republic Crisis

As rebel leader Michel Djotodia solidifies his control as the new Central African Republic President and the rebel coalition of Séléka announce their control of capital city Bangui, it is...

Iranian Singer Ermia's Show Biz Veil

A young singer's decision to wear a veil on the Persian language hit television show Googoosh Music Academy attracted both cheers and jeers from Iranians who tuned in.

Trying to Get Through: Hungarians Send Video Messages to Prime Minister

Young Hungarians are shocked by the government's stubborn refusal to acknowledge their protests and their demands for a more democratic decision-making. To get their message across, four young people launched...

Angola: Arrested and Disappeared for “Thinking Differently”

Yet another protest in Luanda ended up with 18 detained. The protest action called for "dignity and the right to life for those who think differently", remembering silenced journalists and...

Religious Extremism Blamed for Myanmar Riots

The Meikhtila riots in central Myanmar which also spread to other towns have killed more than 40 people and raised fears that religious and ethnic clashes would continue to worsen...

St. Vincent, Haiti: Easter Traditions & Changes

Blackout has Trinidad & Tobago Bloggers Seeing Red

Good Friday in Trinidad and Tobago was suddenly dubbed “Black Friday” as the country descended into darkness, thanks to a nationwide blackout. Most people were communicating via Facebook and Twitter,...

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