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07 Jul
The Tiran and Sanafir Islands Deal: A Political Test for al-Sisi

July 7, 2017 Daniel Leone On June 24, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified of the ...

18 Jul 2016
Bahrain Dissolves Al-Wefaq Opposition Group

On Monday, a court in Bahrain dissolved the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, the island-nation’s largest ...

12 Jul 2016
Dissidents Facing Crackdown from Algerian Government

Two Algerian executives at KBC TV have been placed in court ordered pre-trial detention after being ...

21 Jun 2016
Kuwaiti MP Convicted for Anti-Saudi Statements

The Kuwaiti National Assembly sentenced in absentia outspoken lawmaker and lawyer Abdul Hamid Dashti to ...

02 Jun 2016
Bahrain Doubles Opposition Leader’s Prison Sentence

 Photo Credit: AFP On Monday, a Bahraini appeals court increased opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman’s prison ...

12 Aug 2015
Syrian Human Rights Activist Freed; Assad’s Relative Arrested for Murder

Photo Credit: SCM Syrian authorities have released human rights activist Mazen Darwish after being detained in ...

30 Jul 2015
Highlights of the 2014 State Dept. Human Rights Report on Iraq

The State Department released its 2014 Human Rights Report for Iraq, which noted that the majority of ...

16 Jul 2015
Policymakers React to the Signing of Iran Nuclear Deal

On July 14th, the P5+1 countries and Iran signed a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ...

25 Jun 2015
Moroccan Website Fined for Defamation of Government Official

Photo Credit: Revue Afrique On Monday, a Casablanca court ordered Moroccan website Goud.ma to pay 500,000 dirhams ...

15 Jun 2015
Blogger Raif Badawi Sentence Upheld in Saudi Court

Photo Credit: The Guardian On June 7th, the Saudi Arabian Supreme Court upheld blogger Raif Badawi's sentence ...