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1 September 2015
Scores of Bahrainis are arrested after every bombing attack targeting its security apparatus. Yet, in the age of social media, footage of the attacks is almost never shared.
Lebanese activists and members of the You Stink movement have announced an open occupation of the Ministry of Environment until their demands are met including the resignation of the minister
29 August 2015
Lebanese protesters today gave the government a 72 hour ultimatum to meet their demands or face further protests on Tuesday.
28 August 2015
The Lebanese people show some humor and creativity in the way they protest. Over 20,000 people took to the streets in Beirut last weekend carrying all kinds of signs
Bahrain is closing in on Al Wefaq Islamic Society, the country's largest opposition group. One after the other, it's leaders are rounded up and jailed.
23 August 2015
A brutal response awaited the peaceful protesters of the #YouStink movement who gathered in Beirut on Saturday August 22 to demand a solution to the garbage crisis in Lebanon.
Two government ministers who tried to enter the protest area were refused entry, but the movement said those who resign are welcome.
A trash problem is threatening the Lebanese government as protesters demand better services and less corruption. Is Lebanon ready to listen to the demands of its people?
22 August 2015
14 August 2015
Gaza's Al Zaytoun is called "the colorful neighborhood" for its brightly painted streets and decorated walls, an urban renewal effort following 2014's Israel-Gaza war.
13 August 2015
8 August 2015
Fifteen people were killed when an ISIS operative blew himself up in a security forces mosque in Asir, Saudi Arabia. This is the first time ISIS targets a Sunni mosque.
27 July 2015
A grief-struck Saudi mother literally dropped dead at The University of Tabuk campus which refused to admit her daughter into its medical school. Netizens react to the news with alarm.
21 July 2015
Bahrain's Government Accused of ‘Gambling With the Future of Its Youth’ by Refusing Scholarships for Its Brightest Students
Bahraini graduates are complaining about discrimination in the selection process of government scholarships for university education. Instead of their grades, authorities are looking at their sect and allegiance to authorities.
20 July 2015
A top Bahraini student is in prison instead of pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor. Faten Bushehri updates us on the plight of Mustafa Mohammed Ismael
14 July 2015
Bahraini authorities have arrested several ISIS members in the kingdom amid a media blackout. ISIS supporters take to Twitter to threaten the government.
13 July 2015
Bahrain released from prison rights activist Nabeel Rajab tonight. It also renewed the detention of political leader Ibrahim Sharif for 15 days. Is the government playing chess with political dissidents?
12 July 2015
Bahraini political leader and Secretary General of National Democratic Action Society (WAAD) Ibrahim Sharif is arrested three weeks after his release for "inciting hatred against the regime."