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Stories about Middle East & North Africa

16 November 2014

Kuwait Sentences 1,000 Bidoon Children to Illiteracy

The Bridge

Children from Kuwait's stateless Bidoon minority received a rude awakening when they tried to attend school this year.

11 November 2014

‘Coup Today, Gone Tomorrow’ and Other Hilarious #FakeArabProverbs

With the current state of affairs in the Middle East "troubling," Arab Twitter users have launched the satirical #FakeArabProverbs to lighten the mood with a little humor.

They Vote So You Don’t Have To: Lebanon’s Parliament Extends Its Own Term in Office

In a move that could be a serious, dangerous even, setback for Lebanon, the national parliament has postposed elections for the second time.

Prison in Bahrain: A Tale of Torture

The Bridge

Following the death of Hasan Alshaikh due to torture, Global Voices author Mohamed Hassan details his own experience being tortured by Bahrain authorities.

10 November 2014

An American Muslim Reflects on Religion and Politics at the Temple Mount, Jerusalem

“It's sad some people demonize others only because they don't share the same belief. Yehuda Glick suffered from two assassination trials, once in real life and second on media.”

6 November 2014

GV Face: Voting After the Revolution in Tunisia and Ukraine

GV Face

Tunisia and Ukraine recently held elections, a challenging feat in a post-revolutionary time.

5 November 2014

Tunisian Election Paves the Way for a Brave New Future of Plural Democracy

The Bridge

A high turnout, a relatively trouble-free vote and the candidates' acceptance of the results of Tunisia's October 26 election signal the country's maturing as a democracy.

3 November 2014

This Virtual Museum in Lebanon is Winning Censorship Battles

Thalia Rahme reports on the state of censorship in her country Lebanon, through an interview with those behind the Virtual Museum of Censorship.

‘We Want to Live': Thousands Endure Hunger and Thirst in Syria's Besieged Yarmouk

Once home to 160,000 Palestinian refugees, the Yarmouk camp today houses 18,000 people under siege. The regime has cut their water supply. Online, netizens are drawing attention to their plight.

31 October 2014

Tensions High as Holy Site Reopens Following Targeted Assassination Attempt of Jewish Activist in Jerusalem

The targeted assassination attempt of Rabbi Yehuda Glick is being called a "dangerous escalation" in Israeli-Palestinian relations, leaving many concerned the region is on the brink of a third intifada.

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