Amnesty International has warned the Algerian government against the use of excessive force ahead of the massive anti-government protests. Citizens of Algeria have been calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to renounce his plans to extend his 20-year presidency.
Musicians and poets are challenging social norms in Sidon, Lebanon’s conservative third-largest city. Sidewalk Saida, is the newest branch of a network of recurring open mic events that aim to showcase poets, musicians and artists across Lebanon.
A memorial ceremony was held in Iraq by observers and religious clerics to commemorate the thousands of Iraqis who were part of the military effort and sacrificed their lives to eliminate ISIS from the country.