Tagged: protest

‘Libya to re-open oil fields in the west tonight,’ Al-Hayat (Saudi Arabia), 12 May 2014

Protesters who have shut down pipelines in western Libya since March have announced the end of their blockade on important oil infrastructure, allowing all oilfields, pipelines and ports to be reopened tonight. Continue reading

‘Delegations from Fatah and Hamas arrive in Gaza for participation in national dialogue’ BBC Arabic (London), 21st April 2014

The leader of the Movement of Islamic Resistance (Hamas), Mousa Abu Marzouq arrived this Monday morning in the Gaza Strip via the Rafah crossing from Cairo to participate in the national dialogue with the Fatah movement whose delegation will arrive later today.


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‘Eyewitnesses recount last moments of slain youth to Al-Akhbar,’ Al-Akhbar (Mauritania), 3 March 2014

A Mauritanian youth was killed in the capital of Nouackchott on Monday as police broke up a protest against a reported Qur’an desecration. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered, demanding punishments for the perpetrator, and police used tear gas to disperse the protesters, with one being struck in the chest and killed. Continue reading

‘Protesters injured in gunfire with police in Darfur,’ al-Hayat (Saudi Arabia), 17 February 2014

SudanAt least two protesters were injured in a camp for internally displaced persons on the outskirts of the capital city of Central Darfur, Zalingei, when police opened fire on a demonstration. Continue reading

‘Gaza – Mass demonstration rejects negotiations and Kerry’s plan,’ Ma’an (Palestine), 7 February 2014

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip today, answering a call by Islamic Jihad and Hamas to reject the current negotiations with Israel, as well as US Secretary of State John Kerry’s current peace plan. Hamas and Islamic Jihad do not recognized Israel’s right to exist, and as such does not believe in negotiating with the enemy.

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‘Karak sit-in: Kerry’s plan is to liquidate the Palestinian Cause,’ al-Ghad (Jordan), 31 January 2014

The Karak Governorate of Jordan witnessed a demonstration today in which protesters demanded reform and called US Secretary of State John Kerry’s Middle East Peace Plan an attempt to liquidate the Palestinian cause at the expense of Jordanians and Palestinians.

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‘Get Out Bashar!’, Syrian Revolution YouTube Channel (Syria), posted June 27th 2011

A translation of the Syrian revolutionary song “Get Out Bashar!,” provided by Hamish Kinnear at the Edinburgh Arabic Initiative. Find the Arabic and English lyrics below.

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‘In pictures: Hundreds of young men and women march in “Free Peoples” movement in Talaat Harb Square,’ al-Ahram (Egypt), 22 January 2014

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Talaat Harb Square in downtown Cairo on Wednesday night, to express their negative feelings towards both the Muslim Brotherhood and the current regime.

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‘Protest in Beirut calling for an end of the starvation of Yarmouk,’ Al-Jazeera (Qatar), 16 January 2014

Screen Shot 2014-01-16 at 1.56.39 PMDozens of protesters gathered outside the headquarters of a United Nations office in Beirut Wednesday evening to call for an end to the siege on the Yarmouk refugee camp in the Syrian capital of Damascus. The camp, which is home to the largest Palestinian refugee community in the country, has been under siege since last summer, leading to the death of dozens of residents from starvation.

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‘In Pictures: Residents of Helwan expel Brotherhood in Co-operation with Ministry of Interior’, al-Fagr (Egypt), 14th January 2014

Helwan-MBThe Egyptian Ministry of Interior and local patrons help breaking up a Muslim Brotherhood rally in the city of Helwan, south of Cairo city centre, as part of the crackdown on the Islamist organization.

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