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Stories about Middle East & North Africa

22 March 2015

‘Egypt Needs More than Investment, Egypt Needs Individualism’

For Egypt to prosper on the back of decades of cronyism and its recent years of turbulence, the country's citizens must think for themselves, writes Sara Labib.

Tunisian Activists Fear Rights Setbacks After Bardo Museum Attack

Tunisian activists are worried that the authorities' response to the deadly Bardo museum attack may trample on rights.

20 March 2015

Iranian Social Media's Short Attention Span for #AcidAttacks Against Women

Acid attacks on women last year in Isfahan created a fearful atmosphere and sparked protests. Despite developments, social media users seem to have moved on from the topic.

Why I Love Norooz

The Bridge

What's not to love about Norooz? It marks the beginning of the new year for people in Iran and elsewhere in the region.

19 March 2015

Sentenced to Death in Kafkastan

The Bridge

Totalitarianism and bureaucracy no longer exist. Innocent people are no longer put on trial. Any resemblance this post might bear to reality is the fault of reality alone.

Lebanese-Armenian Protesters Trap Turkish Ambassador in Beirut Theater

Around 60 Lebanese Armenians trapped the Turkish ambassador to Lebanon inside a movie theater, protesting the Turkish Government's official stance denying the 1915 Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire.

18 March 2015

Wife of a Former World Champion Speaks Out in Bahrain: ‘He Was Arrested for Buying Cigarettes and Milk’

Former Bahraini gold medal holder in Brazilian jujitsu Mohamed Mirza was sentenced to 10 years in prison "for going out to buy cigarettes and milk," tweets his wife.

Nineteen People Killed in Museum Attack in Tunisia

At least 19 people, among them 17 foreigners, were killed when gunmen attacked the National Bardo Museum, in downtown Tunis. Tunisians took to the streets to protest against terrorism.

In Caracas I Found Tehran

The Bridge

Against the backdrop of the rapprochement between their two countries, Iranians and Venezuelans find friendship and common ground—and love too.

New Iranian Bank Note Replaces Nuclear Symbols with University Gates

At the moment, the Iranian government is in negotiations over its nuclear program with the P5+1 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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