Last update: 2018-03-02 11:54:39
As Morocco’s economy slows, the jobless are getting restive. Protests in the north have pricked the king’s conscience (the Economist).
As Elections Near, Egypt Finds a New Target: Foreign News Media. Egypt’s chief prosecutor delivered a withering broadside against the news media on Wednesday, blaming the “forces of evil” for negative coverage and instructing his staff to take legal action against outlets deemed to be undermining Egypt’s security (the New York Times).
Tribal laws determine fate of IS families in Iraq. Although the displaced can now return to their homes in Ninevah, Anbar and Salahuddin provinces, tribes whose members were victims of the Islamic State (IS) are preventing IS-affiliated families, most of which are children and women, from returning (al-Monitor).
Iran detains 35 women for going to football match. They tried to go to a game between Tehran teams Esteqlal and Persepolis. Iran said they were temporarily held and would be released after the match (BBC).