Kuwait is liberal and free? Not if you're a blogger
While this city may look modern, the laws of free speech in Kuwait are still very archaic.
Formerly Liberal Kuwait has started Jailing Dissident Bloggers (Kinninmont)
At least 25 people have been charged with “insulting” the Emir since October 2012, and several of them, including three former MPs, have been convicted this year.
Source: Informed Comment
A propos Iran, the U.S. and Saudi foreign policy
Saudi foreign policy needs to update its perceptions and tools to match up with America’s strategic rebalancing, Iran’s agenda and the current winds thrashing the Arab world, not to mention the sea changes in Saudi society, the region and the world order.
Source: Arab Saga
I offered you pleasure – Another banned movie in Lebanon
The movie seems to have been banned in Lebanon due to the fact that it tackles a sensitive subject after trying to submit it to two local film festivals and getting rejected.
Source: Plus 961
#PortSaid starts civil disobedinece in #Egypt
The entire city dropped everything and protested on Sunday; from bus drivers to shop owners, Port Said wants 'the blame for the murder of Port Said protesters on the hands of the ministry of interior'.
Source: Egyptian Chronicles
British, Italians, Greeks and Lebanese kidnapped in Nigeria
Adamu Aliyu, the chairman of the local government area that encompasses Jama’are, stated there are four Lebanese among the kidnapped.
Source: Blog Baladi
10 Anti-tank Missiles Supplied to Military Council for Aleppo Fight
It is said that these weapons may have come from Libya and have been sitting in Turkey for some time but approval “may not have been” given for them to be released.
Source: Syria Comment