Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Falling oil weighs on Mideast economies
By  • 18 February 2016
The sharp decline in oil prices over the past 18 months is good news for consumers in many countries. But in oil exporting countries in the Mideast it's leading to layoffs, higher taxes and sharp…
Yemeni freelance reporter killed in coalition airstrike
By  • 26 January 2016
A Yemeni freelance reporter has been killed by a Saudi-led coalition air raid outside Yemen’s capital Sana'a while on an assignment for Voice of America, the U.S. sponsored news network said. The strike killed 25…
Floggings may resume for Saudi blogger
By  • 11 June 2015
Saudi Arabia may resume the public flogging of a blogger convicted of "insulting Islam through electronic channels" after the country's Supreme Court upheld his sentence of 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes. The whippings…
Yemeni journalist among dozens killed in Saudi-led airstrikes
By  • 28 April 2015
Airstrikes in Yemen by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition have killed four employees of a Yemeni television station and injured about 10 others. Among those killed in the April 20 attack in the capital Sana'a was…
Norwegian journalist detained in Yemen
By  • 13 April 2015
A Norwegian freelance journalist has been detained in the Yemeni capital Sana'a on suspicion of sping on Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Raymond Lidal, 28, was arrested in the early morning hours of March 29 by Houthi security…
Yemeni journalist mourned after shooting
By  • 26 March 2015
A prominent Yemeni journalist, human rights activist and leader of the Shi'a Houthi movement has been buried days after his killing by unknown gunmen in the capital Sana'a. Mourners supportive of the Houthi movement, which…
Yemen instability bolsters al-Qaida group
By , • 19 March 2015
Yemen's instability is an opportunity for Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula With continuing carnage in Syria and Iraq and a recent election in Israel, there’s one story that has been overshadowed from the Middle East:…
Yemen on the brink
By  • 19 March 2015
The small Arabian peninsula nation of Yemen has gone through a lot of turmoil in the past decade. One president was ousted in 2012 during the Arab Spring, in January a second was overthrown by the Houthis,…
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