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9 November 2013

Stories from 9 November 2013

Bulgarian Students Occupy the Country's Future

Students in Sofia and other Bulgarian cities occupy universities in protest of a decision made by Parliament, but regarding on-going political, corruption and freedom issues in the country.

Bad Cop, Good Cop and Other Cops in Iran Nuke Talks

Saudi Women Insist on Driving Despite Ban

Saudi Women to Continue to Challenge Driving Ban

The Curious Case of Sami Anan

21km of Jeddah's 655km coastline accessible to public

Tunisian Police Blamed for Torturing Young Man to Death

Only few weeks after the adoption of a new anti-torture law in Tunisia, Walid Denguir, died in police custody. Pictures of his dead body, show bruises and head injuries.

Lebanese Man Microwaves Cat

A Lebanese man microwaved a cat while his friend filmed him. They uploaded the video on Facebook, drawing a manhunt for the culprits, who have been named and shamed.

Turk-Arab Youth Congress: Middle East Needs Greater Regional Cooperation

Global Voices author from Pakistan Fakiha Hassan Rizvi attended the 2nd Turk Arab Youth Congress (TAYC) held in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct 25-27, 2013 and reports what she learned.

In Response to Danny Ayalon: The REAL Truth about Palestine

Egypt: The Sami Anan “Presidential Campaign” Goes Viral

Posters showing former chief of staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Sami Anan in what seems to be election campaign posters have gone viral. Victor Salama has more

Philippines: ‘Pork Barrel Queen’ Senate Appearance a Dud

The 'pork barrel queen' is accused of siphoning billions of public funds into ghost non-government organizations through the projects of senators, congressmen and local governments

‘The More Truth You Know, the More Distressed You Feel': China's Journalists’ Day

Amid an ongoing crackdown in the country, Chinese journalists reflected on the state of the industry on Journalists' Day.

Researcher to Mozambique's President: “You Are Out of Control”

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