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Stories about Middle East & North Africa

14 April 2015

UAE Minister to Pakistan: ‘You Need to Take a Clear Stance on War in Yemen or Else’

Pakistan could pay a high cost for its "contradictory and ambiguous" stance towards the Saudi-led war on Yemen, warns a UAE minister on Twitter.

12 April 2015

Unseasonal Gaza Hailstorm Draws Attention to Palestinian Refugees’ Plight

Netizens are reporting unseasonal snowfall in Gaza today. Others say it's just hail. But for many the suffering of Gaza's 108,000 homeless and internally displaced refugees comes to mind.

Egypt's Nationality Laws Are Sexist: Men Can Pass on Nationality to Their Wives, While Women Can't

While Egyptian men could pass on their nationality to their wives, Egyptian women don't have the same right. One Twitter user, Salma El-Daly, vows to fight this law.

11 April 2015

This Young Yemeni American Is on a Quest to Bring Coffee From the ‘Land of Mocha’ to the World

Hail to the Yemeni coffee bean, rebels and airstrikes be damned.

Did a Facebook Post Speed up the Rescue of Tajik Citizens from Yemen?

"And who will rescue us? We live in Yemen, work as doctors, there are more than 300 of us, 400 if to count children too."

10 April 2015

Could #IranTalks Signal a New Deal for Iran and the US?

The Bridge

A perspective on the Iranian nuclear agreement and what it means for Iranian people, human rights, and peace.

7 April 2015

Are the World's Biggest Internet Companies Under the Turkish President's Thumb?

Global Voices Advocacy

Turkey's ruling party is becoming accustomed to getting its way more often than not in its long-running war on social media users.

The Situation in Yarmouk Refugee Camp has Reached Catastrophic Levels

With government forces shelling the camp and both ISIS and Nusra invading it, the humanitarian situation in Yarmouk refugee has reached catastrophic levels.

6 April 2015

The Latest News from the Crisis in Iran's Lake Urmia

Iran Voices looks at recent efforts to save Lake Urmia, one of the world's largest saltwater lakes.

Turkey Blocks Twitter, YouTube, Scores of Websites After Prosecutor’s Killing

Global Voices Advocacy

After photos of public prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz with a gun pointed to his head began circulating on Twitter, hundreds of news sites and social networks were blocked.

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