Women were in the front line of the protests that toppled Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir. It's about more than just a new government for them - they’re calling for equal rights and greater freedom.
Fourteen women in Iran have released a declaration calling for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Islamic country's supreme leader, to step down. Some see the group as the start of a new citizens' rights movement.
Authorities have claimed the women's rights advocates were working for foreign intelligence agencies. Several writers and academics who supported the women were also recently arrested.
The trial of 11 women's rights activists in Riyadh has drawn sharp criticism from Western countries. Some of the women have said they were tortured and sexually abused during interrogation.
Sudanese opposition groups have dismissed the military council as "playing games" after it backpedaled on a two-year transition. With army loyalties split, the division could prove dangerous.
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