Stories about Middle East & North Africa
24 August 2014
"Within the minute we heard two huge bombs. We were all in shock. My brother went to check and immediately came back downstairs to announce that it's completely gone."
Twenty-two civilians, including 11 children, were injured. Israel used its infamous 'knock on roof' method to warn residents.
23 August 2014
Over 300 Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants Condemn Israel's ‘Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza’
Nothing can justify bombing UN shelters, homes, hospitals and universities or depriving people of electricity and water, say Jewish survivors, their descendants and victims of the Nazi genocide.
22 August 2014
ICT Minister Vaezi's words contradict President Hassan Rouhani's pledge to lift bans on popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Media Legal Defence Initiative asked the UN to intervene immediately in the case of Abd El Fattah, who began a hunger strike this week.
NDTV journalists caught militants assembling a rocket in Gaza on camera, but the story has been "distorted by the twin forces of internet virality and the Israel-Palestinian spin machine."
Al Wefaq says native Bahrainis could become a minority. Bahrain's Sunni Muslim monarchy has been accused of naturalising foreigners to prop up their own rule of the Shia Muslim-majority country.
21 August 2014
If only today, writes Hiba Dlewati, let us spare a thought for the nearly 1,000 Syrians who were gassed to death by the Assad regime.
Minister of Science, Research and Technology Reza Faraji-Dana was blasted by conservative members of parliament for allowing university students who were expelled because of the protests to return to school.