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Stories about Middle East & North Africa

29 May 2015

‘FIFA Is Imploding': Surprise Arrests Hit FIFA Top Officials Ahead of Friday Election

The football organization votes for president on Friday. On Twitter, leading football figures and sports officials weighed in on the FIFA arrest scandal using the hashtag #FIFAArrests.

28 May 2015

The Boomerang Effect: Why Would Tajikistan's Special Forces Chief Join ISIS?

"This is the most well-made film of a Tajik IS fighter. Unsurprisingly, they have quickly used [him] for recruitment purposes."

27 May 2015

New Messaging App by Iran's Basij Militia Gives State Access to All Conversations

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The app will use servers owned and controlled by the Basij, thus allowing easy access to and monitoring of all user conversations by the paramilitary group and intelligence agents.

26 May 2015

Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian Starts Closed Door Trial in Iran

"If Iran had a case against Jason Rezaian, it would try him in public. It doesn't and won't."

24 May 2015

Data Set Demonstrates Attacks on Turkish Opposition Party's Campaign Offices Are Systematic

Is it a coincidence that the party which could derail the ruling party's majority in parliament keeps getting attacked?

On Dubai's Roads, Women Hop on Harleys and Shatter Stereotypes

You might not expect to see women riding motorcycles if you took to the UAE's roads, but a group of women from all over the world are doing just that.

23 May 2015

Iranian Reformists Commemorate the Anniversary of Ex-President Khatami's Election on Twitter

The hashtag #second_ofKhordad_Iam is trending to commemorate the 1997 election of the reformist former President Mohammad Khatami.

Global Voices Starts a New Collaboration with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Global Voices has relied on the Campaign’s reportage and team of experts when covering major human rights concerns. We enthusiastically welcome this new collaboration.

Covering Turkey's General Elections, One Tool at a Time

'The organisation uses the concept of crowdsourcing for social activism and public accountability, serving as an initial model for what has been coined as 'activist mapping'.'

22 May 2015

ISIS Claims Responsibility in Suicide Bombing in Shia Mosque in Qatif Killing 21 Worshippers

Twenty-one people were killed when an ISIS suicide bomber blew himself up in a Shia mosque in Qatif, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, after Friday prayers today.

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