What are the stories behind Morsi's show trial?
Former Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi was sentenced to death on Saturday (AFP/file)
Death sentence for Morsi: Egypt’s junta takes another step toward being N. Korea
Egypt's former president Muhammad Morsi was sentenced to death yesterday after a controversial trial that has been subject to international criticism by groups such as Amnesty International. Under his government there was violent suppression of protests that mounted shortly after he was elected, but what exactly were the charges Morsi was facing and what evidence is there behind them?
Source: Informed Comment
The Kurdish factor, potential fraud & party infighting: a snapshot of the Turkish general elections
When it comes to the Kurds, most people's attention is focused on their role in Iraq at the moment. But when Turkey goes to the ballot box next month, they will have a surprisingly significant voice too. Their vote, along with supposed fraud and in-house fighting, are three defining factors that are setting the stage for the elections, which are going to serve as a challenge to President Edrogan's attempts to tighten his grip on power.
Violence, camouflaged: powerful portraits of Lebanese women
We're used to seeing men in military uniform, and female soldiers are becoming a more familiar sight too. But we rarely see women dressed in khakis whilst sitting in their living rooms. This set of photographs looks at the lives of Lebanese women, and how military violence has seeped into their homes.
Source: Blog Baladi