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Get to know these influential people in Fanack’s ‘Faces’ section.

Below is a list of the most recently added profiles, move to the sidebar to navigate to the respective countries.

12/12/2016
"I want to be liberal. To be free. Freedom is something you choose, from the inside. I don’t wear a headscarf and I have a boyfriend. My life would be perfectly normal somewhere else. But not in Palestine.” Meet Nadia Harhash,...
08/12/2016
In a historic turn of events and after the endorsement of his decade-long rivals in the 14 March alliance, army commander Samir Geagea and Future Movement leader Saad Hariri, Aoun was elected president on 31 October at the 46th el...
30/11/2016
Over four decades of political wrangling and upheaval, Ali Osman Taha has shown that he is not al-Turabi’s creation. His political and leadership abilities have enabled him to stay on the frontlines of the Islamist movement and ...
22/11/2016
The judiciary under Larijani’s leadership has been found to be fraught with widespread corruption, which the supreme leader has acknowledged, resulting in the dismissals of judges and lawyers, and which marks the continued battl...
15/11/2016
Ever since Hadi took over the presidency, things went wrong. Despite some reshuffles in the leadership of the armed forces, he did not manage to get rid of the remains of the Saleh-clan. Instead, he started appointing his own fami...
19/10/2016
The Qatari poet Muhammad ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami, a third-year literature student at Cairo University, was arrested on 16 November 2011 in Doha on charges of insulting the Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and for inciti...
17/10/2016
Yaalon (1950) was born into a working-class family affiliated with the Labour Party, and grew up on a left-leaning settlement. The combination of a distinguished military career, promises of tackling the real issues in Israeli so...
13/10/2016
At the start of the protests, Ghonim was detained for 11 days. After his release, he appeared on television and addressed the protesting crowd on Tahrir Square, quickly making him a symbol of the revolution.
03/10/2016
Isa Saharkhiz, Iranian journalist and political activist, was arrested several times for his open criticism of the Islamic Republic. There are now serious concerns for his health. Although he suffers from several ailments, prison ...
29/09/2016
Tawadros entered the political arena in July 2013. When then-General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the removal of Morsi in a televised address, Tawadros was at his side, together with the Muslim leader Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb.
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