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Stories about Middle East & North Africa

31 July 2014

#GazaNames: Celebrities and Activists Remember Gaza's Dead

GazaNames campaign features dozens of celebrities and activists holding signs with the names of the victims of the war on Gaza which has so far killed more than 1,400 Palestinians.

Israel's Protective Edge Has Killed More Palestinians in Gaza Than Operation Cast Lead Did in 2008

A total of 1,437 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza as Israel continues its offensive against the enclave for the 24th day, surpassing that in Cast Lead, six years ago.

Bahrain's Justice Minister Tweeted About Giving His Political Opponents a Political ‘Slap’

Slapping, kicking and other forms of physical violence were found to be part of the government's systematic mistreatment or torture of political opponents since the 2011 uprising.

28 July 2014

Leaked Cybercrime Law Could Undo Tunisia's Pioneer Status on Internet Rights

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Government officials renew calls for filtering and monitoring of the Internet under the pretext of "fighting terrorism" -- could this mean the end of Tunisia's Internet rights renaissance?

26 July 2014

Palestinians Accuse Israel of War Crimes, Push for ICC Trial Gets Support Online

Palestinian officials have started legal proceedings to put Israel on trial in the International Criminal Court for committing war crimes. Online, netizens tweet their support.

25 July 2014

Gaza Survivor's Twitter Timeline Reveals the Slow Horror of the Massacre at Khuza'a

Reports out of Khuza'a, which has no water, food and shelter, suggest Israel forces weren't letting residents leave the village during the offensive.

24 July 2014

Shelling of a School Where Gazans Had Taken Shelter Kills Women, Children and UN Staff

A total of 800 Palestinians have so far been killed and more than 5,200 injured since clashes between Israel and Gaza started 18 days ago.

Bahrain's Shia Muslims Tense as Politicians and Preachers Pledge Allegiance to ISIS

Back in 2011, Shia-Muslims complained of political and economic marginalization in the country of 1.3 million people, but recent events suggest a growing trend towards complete marginalization.

Iraq Moves Toward a New Government With Fouad Masoum's Election as President

Iraq finally has a new president. Fouad Masoum, a 76-year-old Kurdish politician, has been elected to the post.

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