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Middle East & North Africa

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Latest stories about Middle East & North Africa

7 March 2014

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Egyptian Woman: “Shut Up Your Mouse Obama!”

Watch this video of an Egyptian woman asking US President Barak Obama to "shut up your mouse [mouth]," which is making the rounds.

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Kuwait is Dancing and Happy

Kuwait is happy with its very own version of Pharrell's Happy music video. Watch the video to see how Kuwait dances.

Saudi Arabia Lists Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist Organisation

Saudi Arabia has declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation. Netizens wonder what will happen to MB members in nearby countries, like Bahrain.

5 March 2014

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100 Days in Prison without Trial: The Story of Alaa Abd El Fattah

Prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah completed his 100th day in prison without trial today. Watch this video to find out about his case and more.

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Tunisia: Pardoned Facebook User Released From Jail

Jailed for posting prophet Muhammad cartoons on Facebook, 30-year-old Tunisian Jabeur Mejri was freed last night.

4 March 2014

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Code Pink's Medea Benjamin Brutally Arrested by Egyptian Police

Famous US Peace activist and co-founder of Code Pink Medea Benjamin was detained and violently handcuffed without explanation by the Egyptian police, breaking her arm. She tweets her ordeal.

3 March 2014

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The Soundtrack of the Syrian Resistance

Music has been at the core of the Syrian uprising since its beginning in 2011, and for the same reason musicians have been killed and are being silenced by force.

2 March 2014

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#DZ2014, a Hashtag against Fraud and Dictatorship in Algeria

Netizens in Algeria are speaking up against a 4th term of the Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Their actions, initiatives and protests are documented through the hashtag #DZ2014.

28 February 2014

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Lebanese Blogger Discusses Women's Rights with First Lady

Lebanese blogger Mario Macaron sent an open letter addressed to Lebanon's First Lady, Wafaa Sleiman, on the issue of Women's Rights - and got a response, reports Joey Ayoub

25 February 2014

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Iran Watches Ukraine With Envy and Dismay

Iranians who once staged mass protests against their own regime were reminded of a revolution that eluded them in 2009.

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