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Stories about Middle East & North Africa

26 June 2015

A Tragic Ramadan in Yemen as Saudi-Led Coalition Bombardment Continues

Yemenis welcomed their first day of Ramadan, the holy Muslim month of fasting, with more airstrikes from Saudi Arabia. Noon Arabia highlights the tragedy Yemen is going through this month.

Shia Mosque Attacked by ISIS in Kuwait, Leaving at Least 24 People Dead

At least 24 people were killed when a suicide bomber belonging to ISIS blew himself up at a Shia mosque in Kuwait.

25 June 2015

New Black Hand Street Art Surfaces in Tehran in Response to ‪#‎LetWomenGoToStadium‬

In the image, a man wears the national Iranian football team's jersey, thrusting a bottle of dishwashing liquid reminiscent of players holding up the World Cup trophy.

24 June 2015

New Art Project Seeks to Paint the Lives Lost in Palestine

#BeyondWordsGaza seeks to paint the lives lost last summer in Palestine and donate the portraits to the families of the victims.

Social Media Analysis: How an Iranian Kurdish Woman's Death Triggered a Regional Social Media Conflict

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Social media controversy following the accidental death of a hotel chambermaid underscored systemic discrimination ethnic minorities face in Iran and the emerging role of Internet censorship in this milieu.

23 June 2015

What Can the #SaudiCables Tell Us About the Kingdom's Foreign Policy?

Information in the leaked cables range from issues with visas being granted by Saudi Arabia to female singers to regional and international policies. Reading the leaks you can reach several...

#SaudiCables Show Saudi Arabia Worried About Media Coverage of Bahrain’s 2011 Uprising

Saudi Arabia worked together with Bahrain on shaping media coverage when the neighboring kingdom faced a popular uprising, according to the documents published on WikiLeaks.

22 June 2015

Iranian Journalist Ahmad Zeidabadi Sent Into Exile After Six Years in Prison

Zeidabadi, who worked for reformist newspapers, was convicted in 2009 of “propaganda against the state,” “assembly and collusion to create riots after the presidential election,” and “insulting the Supreme Leader.”

21 June 2015

Saudi Cables Reveal How Saudi Arabia Saw Bahrain's February 14 Uprising

Wikileaks published The Saudi Cables, which contain secret documents exposing the Saudi government's meddling in Bahrain's internal affairs during the popular uprising in 2011.

20 June 2015

#SaudiCables: What We've Learned So Far About Lebanon

The #SaudiCables on Lebanon reveal widespread corruption, bribes and repeated moral bankruptcy.

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