Stories about Middle East & North Africa
9 July 2014
Bahrain, ruled by the Sunni al-Khalifa family, has faced criticism for its human rights record ever since the military cracked down on Shi'ite Muslim-led protests against the government in 2011.
8 July 2014
Arabs gloat at Brazil's humiliating defeat in the World Cup semi-finals which ended minutes ago
A young Ivorian woman was found dead after having been reportedly pushed off the 6th floor of an apartment following a suspected feud with her sponsor over her salary payment.
7 July 2014
News that hardline Saudi cleric Mohamad Al Arefe will be visiting Bahrain tomorrow has caused controversy in the country, already simmering under sectarian strain.
6 July 2014
The sentence is part of Saudi Arabia's continued crackdown on human rights activists. Abulkhair was charged with “insulting general order” and “inflaming public opinion”.
5 July 2014
Eleven young men were arrested in Egypt while having a late night Ramadan meal, Suhoor, and accused of illegal gathering. Noor Mattar checks out the Suhoor detainees.