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Stories about Middle East & North Africa

8 October 2014

Lebanon’s Palestinian Refugees Step into the Limelight With ‘Humans of Al Rashidiya’

A New Humans of New York-type project hopes to dispel stereotypes plaguing Lebanon’s Palestinian society. Many think their camps are security time bombs, while others haven’t even heard of them.

Hassan Rouhani's Iranian Nuclear Balancing Act

The Bridge

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani's realist-pragmatist approach has enabled him to take the helm of politics at one of the most sensitive moments in Iran's recent history.

Iranians Join Protests in Support of Syria-Turkey Border Town Kobane, Beseiged by ISIS

Kobane has been under attack since mid-September by ISIS. The hashtags #TwitterKurds, #Kobani and #کوبانی have been trending on social media in support of the city.

Get to Know Mohamed ElGohary, Multitasking Global Voices Contributor

Global Voices turns 10 this year, so let's get to know some of our many contributors, like Mohamed ElGohary, board member, Lingua translation coordinator, Arabic Lingua editor and author.

7 October 2014

A Culinary Tour of Eid al-Adha Dishes Enjoyed Across the Middle East

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha celebrations with a feast. Thalia Rahme brings us some traditional and not so traditional recipes prepared by Muslims across the Middle East on that day.

UK Court Revokes Immunity of Bahraini Prince Accused of Torture

Bahrain's Prince Nasser Bin Hamad AlKhalifa, who often travels to Europe for equestrian competitions, was the target of a recent Twitter campaign #torturePrince.

6 October 2014

#FreeSaeed: An Iranian Web Developer's Sixth Year in Prison

Global Voices Advocacy

Saeed Malekpour was originally sentenced to death as a "corrupter of the earth" for his open source software that others used to download pornographic images.

Burqa Banished Behind Glass in Australian Parliament

The decision to relegate people wearing a burqa or other facial covering behind glass in Australia's parliament has stirred controversy.

4 October 2014

In Photos: Gaza Rises Above the Rubble to Celebrate Eid

In Gaza, there is hope amidst rubble, destruction, and loss. Twitter users began circulating images of crowded streets and markets, and shared positive messages.

2 October 2014

Activists Start Calling Israel #JSIL -the Jewish State of Israel in the Levant

Pro-Palestine activists on Twitter are comparing the atrocities Israeli forces are accused of committing in Gaza to tactics employed by ISIS in its bloody quest to conquer Syria and Iraq.

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