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Stories about Middle East & North Africa

7 April 2015

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.

5 April 2015

Egypt's Vietnam: Why Egyptians Are Opposed to a War in Yemen

Egyptian forces fighting in Yemen evokes memories of the 1960s North Yemen Civil War. But in that war, Egypt backed the side fighting against Saudi Arabia.

4 April 2015

Clip Depicting 100 Years of Women’s Fashion in Iran Challenges Media-Driven Stereotypes

"We wanted to show that Iran, just like our country, has never been static."

‘I Am Strong—I Am Not a Victim,’ Says This Turkish ‘Co­-Mayor’

Married off before graduating high school, 34-year-old Berivan Elif Kilic rises to become one of 46 women appointed ''co-mayors'' of communities in Turkey.

3 April 2015

Let's Stop for a Moment and Take in the Joy in Iran Right Now

The Bridge

Before wading into the landmark nuclear framework reached by Iran and six world powers, Global Voices Persian editor Mahsa Alimardani soaks in the happiness it caused among the Iranian people.

2 April 2015

Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis Exacerbated By War

Over 60 per cent of Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Yet the humanitarian aspect of the war doesn't seem to matter nor make headlines in mainstream media.

Bahraini Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Arrested Again for Tweets

Global Voices Advocacy

Leading Bahraini human rigts activist Nabeel Rajab was arrested from his home today, allegedly over tweets he shared on the microblogging site regarding the situation of prisoners in Jaw Prison.

Six Syrian Cartoonists Who Dare to Mock Assad You Need to Know

True art doesn't need a caption nor an explanation. Check out those six selected cartoons by brave Syrian cartoonists who dare mock Assad.

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