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Facebook Launching Platform to Help Women in the Middle East Build On-line Businesses

Facebook recently launched a new initiative designed to empower women in the Middle East to more easily start and grow their own businesses. SheMeansBusiness will bring together Facebook tools such as training videos and other resources to help women develop online businesses. The initiative is a partnership with three other organizations: Egypt based Ahead of… Continue Reading

Violence Against Protestors Continues in Syria

According to activists for human rights in Syria, at least eight people have been killed by Syrian troops in an action to subdue protestors south of the capital of Damascus. Rocks Thrown The activists reported that the raid occurred in the town of Kanaker on Wednesday when the residents began to hurl rocks at the… Continue Reading

Syria Shuts Down Internet as Fear of Internal Unrest Rises

As unrest in Arab countries continues to spread from Tunisia to Egypt, governments are cracking down on one of the chief ways activists have been organizing their protests, and that is by shutting down the internet.  Syria joined Egypt in disrupting its internet service as a pre-emptive action. By such a move the Syrian leadership… Continue Reading