Stories about Middle East & North Africa
7 August 2014
Thousands of Yazidis Rescued, But Many More Are at Risk as the Islamic State Gains Ground in Northern Iraq
The Kurdish ethno-religious group have been discriminated against for centuries and are accused of being 'devil worshipers.'
In recent years Turkish serials have amassed a worldwide following. In Central Asia, however, government officials are reluctant to give them air time.
5 August 2014
A 72-hour ceasefire started today after 30 days of an Israeli invasion of Gaza, which was met by Hamas rockets. Here's a tally of the damage in charts.
Naomi Wolf and her growing 79,000 followers are curating and verifying content as well as sifting through the propaganda and media bias on Gaza.
4 August 2014
An Android game which allows gamers to carry out airstrikes on Gaza has been removed from Google Play after much criticism and anger
While war rages on the ground in Gaza and across Israeli skies, there’s an all-out information war unraveling in social networked spaces.
Global Voices depends on its hard-working team of volunteer translators like Sonia Ordóñez, who has devoted most of her time to translating Advocacy stories.
The Syrian government has ignored a U.N. Security Council resolution to stop using DIY "barrel bombs," which have been dropped indiscriminately on civilian areas.
3 August 2014
Israeli Army Whistle-Blower Gets Arrested After Posting ‘Israeli Troops Killed Gaza Civilians in Revenge’ on Facebook
Soldiers in two different units inside Gaza leaked information about the murdering of Palestinians by sniper fire in Shuja'iyya neighborhood as punishment for the death of soldiers in their units.
2 August 2014
Scores of people were arrested and tortured in Bahrain after an online witch-hunt to identify protesters. Today, the same tactic is being used by Israel and the ISIS.