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2 September 2015
"In Germany I want 2get treatment. Was in regime prison 3 days. Nusra jail 70 days. FSA 7 days. IS 2 days," says a Syrian refugee.
The #BuyPens campaign is a collaborative effort to help a Syrian refugee father, recently photographed selling a handful of pens in Beirut, Lebanon.
1 September 2015
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
31 August 2015
Before the war began, Thair Orfahli studied law in Lebanon and regularly visited his family in Syria. But as the violence intensified, he decided he had to leave.
30 August 2015
A rabbit hole worth heading down? Ibrahim Maalouf has reworked the Lewis Carroll classic, setting it in modern France with a Malian beat.
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
Telegram has been complying with the Iranian government to block features, a cause for privacy concerns on a platform that boasts secure communication.
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.
27 August 2015
26 August 2015
Videos capturing police violence against protesters in Lebanon are making the rounds online. Is protesting against mounting rubbish and government corruption worth being beaten up and teargassed for?
23 August 2015
"As a professor of law who was banned from teaching in Iran, I strongly support the nuclear deal," Mohammad Taghi Karoubi declared in a video.
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
21 August 2015
Movies continue to be banned for a variety of reasons in Iran, despite the president's lip service to the need for more cultural freedoms in the country.
20 August 2015
Rouhani's remarks during his election campaign increased hopes that banned films would make their way to the cinemas. That hasn't been the case.