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As the crisis in Syria drones on, activists in the northern suburbs of the country’s fourth largest city, Hama, created a Facebook page called “The United Observatory in the Northern Suburbs of Hama.” The page has garnered almost three thousand subscribers, who receive frequent updates on the movements of Assad’s air-force.
Iranians marked 1000 days of Iran's Green Movement's leaders house arrest in November. Iranian social media users, bloggers, and outside media marked the occasion with a number of responses.
After releasing Majid Tavakoli due to an outcry at home, Iran’s regime has quietly reimprisoned the famous dissident.
The Egyptian military has been making headlines for using violence against citizens and squashing dissent. Join us for a conversation about Egyptian domestic and foreign policy with some young Egyptians who have refused compulsory military service and faced the consequences.
In the latest attack on Saudi women's campaign to drive, a prominent holy man says sitting in a car hurts the reproductive system. Ladies, leave these troglodytes in the dust, says David Keyes.
Our latest discussion with activists and policymakers happened on Twitter, where Canadian MP David Sweet and Iranian activists/blogger Mojtaba Saminejad, aka Madyar came together to discuss the case of jailed activist Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki.
Kanye West is a trendsetter, but his latest performance has him following a well-tread path. Yesterday he flew halfway across the world to perform for a dictator at a private gathering, earning a $3 million payday in the process.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is finally back in the news this week, this time because his Instagram feed ignores his ongoing war. The regime's response has received less attention, but it tells us a lot about how autocrats see their place in the world.
Saudi Arabia has imprisoned two activists for allegedly trying to help a woman leave her abusive husband. David Keyes on why the U.S. must intervene to free them.