Results for Tag: specials

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Cyberattacks a Major Concern in the Middle East

Cyberattacks in the Middle East have typically been carried out by hackers targeting the oil and gas sectors and other key industries, and by governments targeting activists and journalists within their own countries.

North African Women’s Movements After the Arab Spring

Women’s movements fought for authority in a space-based patriarchy and managed to penetrate the public spheres of power, especially civil society. Despite some setbacks, the movements managed to make significant educational, social, political and legal gains.

Domestic Violence in North Africa: Do New Laws Offer a Glimmer of Hope?

Female victims of domestic violence are not well protected by the law or society. Women often have difficulty providing evidence of domestic violence, as they usually lack witnesses and their word is not given much weight by the authorities. Females victims are usually subject to physical, psychological and sexual violence over the course of the marriage

Sykes-Picot Agreement

Representatives from France and Great Britain negotiated what came to be known as the Sykes-Picot Agreement, a tentative agreement on the division of spheres of influence in the territories of the disintegrating Ottoman Empire. The agreement was eventually concluded on 19 May 1916. However, The British gained control of Palestine in 1920 and ruled it from 1923 until 1948. They also ruled Mandatory Iraq from 1920 until 1932. The French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon lasted from 1923 to 1946.