Stories from 4 December 2013
In a recent wave of arrests of "cyber activists" in Kermin, Iran authorities have also netted gadget reviewers from Narenji.ir.
About 30,000 people have been trafficked to Sinai, Egypt, over the last five years. Cairo-based journalist Bel Trew tweets from a Press conference on the matter, to shed light on "a hugely under-reported issue."
Revolutionary Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm died yesterday at the age of 84. Netizens from across the Arab world mourn his death.
During the recent political violence in Bangladesh there were many instances of petrol bomb attacks on public transport full of passengers which killed and injured many. A video emerged in Facebook [bn] last May posted by a radical person on how to make a petrol bomb and throw it to...
"Is there a Twitter plugin that can be used to cut out all the political commentators who, sitting in cozy Moscow cafes, discuss the fate of Ukraine?"
A spate of politically motivated violence against buses and trucks in Bangladesh has left several people dead and the rest of the country fearful to go about their lives.
Several netizens reported that Iranian artist and activist for Hassan Rouhani's presidential campaign was arrested several days ago in Iran.Ali Karami tweeted Samad Khatibi, activist part of Rouhani campaign staff, was arrested at airport when returning from Holland, according to Kalemeh website. — Arash Karami (@thekarami) December 4, 2013
Newtapa [ko] (Korea Center for Investigative Journalism) published a web feature [ko] which displays list of politicians’ names who received political donations from construction companies involved in the statewide construction project ‘Four Major Rivers Project‘.
A review of the massive and daring street protests in 2008 and 2010 in Bangkok can help us understand the current political crisis in Thailand.
Top Francophone economists & diplomats (namely H El-Karoui from Morocco, T Thiam from Côte d'Ivoire, L Zinsou from Benin, J-M Severino and H Vedrine from France) submitted a joint report [fr] that outlines the strategy that France should implement to remain competitive on the African Market in the near future. Joel Té-Léssia highlights...
Blogger Lillie Langtry takes us on a tour of monuments and sites related to the 1973 military coup d'état and its aftermath in Chile's capital, Santiago.
Sports - and especially football - can be an ideal vehicle to reinforce social cohesion in Nigerien communities scattered across the country's wide territory.