Month: November 2011

A woman with the words “I want my husband, I want my son,” painted on her face, protests in front of Beirut’s Grand Serail on Monday. Relatives of detainees in Lebanese prisons protested in front of Beirut’s Grand Serail on Monday, calling for improved prisoner rights and general amnesty. We all know families can be […]

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sat down for an interview with The Sunday Times, and failed to steer away from the regime’s claim that “armed terrorist gangs” are responsible for an uprising that has left at least 3,500 dead, according to the UN. “The role of the government is to fight militants in order to restore […]

(Photo via Women in Saudi Arabia who have “sexy eyes” will be forced to cover them up, a spokesperson representing the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in the Gulf kingdom announced on Wednesday. Sheikh Motlab al-Nabet said the committee has the right to stop a women whose eyes […]

(Photo via It’s not fair that Muslim extremists should get all the attention… Jerusalem’s secular mayor, Nir Barkat, is blaming ultra-orthodox, Jewish extremists for a recent spree in vandalism aimed at removing images of women from billboards. In recent months, “across Jerusalem, female figures have been blacked out of billboards with spray-paint, or vandalized […]