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· May, 2007

Stories about Breaking News from May, 2007

Egyptian Blogger Monem to Be Freed

Jailed Egyptian blogger Abdulmonem Mahmood is being released on Saturday - but Egyptian bloggers are holding their breath and are full of apprehension on their future in a country which...

Touring Libyan Blogs: Tony Blair, Watermelons, Shock and Awe and a Really Hot Summer

Extreme security measures, the relationship between bloggers and watermelons, shock and awe tactics and what happens to you when the weather reaches 49 degree Celsius are just some of the...

Egypt: Monem will be freed and Amr Gharbeia interrogated

Blogger Abdel-Monem Mahmoud appeared today before the Public Prosecutor who ordered to release him after 45 days in custody. “Monem and his group are expected to be release on Saturday...

Lebanon: Hariri Tribunal Wait Over

“Today, after a long wait, the International Tribunal will be established. The next priority is to build bridges, mend fences and restore unity and confidence in this country,” writes Beirut...

Lebanon: More on the Crisis in the Country

For the second week, Lebanese bloggers have posted anecdotes, reflections, updates, photos, videos, jokes, sarcasm and drawings on the issue that is taking precedence over all other topics. The issue...

Japan: More on the suicide of Matsuoka Toshikatsu

Blogger fukumimi at from the inside, looking in speculates about possible explanations for the suicide of the late minister of agriculture Matsuoka Toshikatsu. Responding to a report mentioning that a...

Malawi: Malawi's first lady passes away

Sad news from Victor Kaonga: “It has been reported by Malawi's State House officials that the First Lady Madamme Ethel Mutharika passed away Monday 28th May after long illness. A...

Japan: Agriculture Minister commits suicide

James at Japan Probe writes about news reports indicating that the head of Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Matsuoka Toshikatsu, committed suicide today, noting that the suicide could be in response...

Morocco: YouTube is Blocked, and the Blogoma is Not Happy

It seems that censorship is on the rise again in Morocco. After last year's blocking of Livejournal and Google Earth, the blogoma erupts as YouTube is added to the censure...

Syria: Presidential Referendum and Lebanon Clashes

Today, Syria is reelecting president Bashar Assad for a new seven-year term in office. The process is done through a referendum, which means there will be no other challengers. The...

Morocco blocks popular video site YouTube

Early this morning, the news broke across the blogosphere that Morocco has joined the ranks of countries like Iran and Tunisia, which already block YouTube. A Moroccan in Washington D.C....

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Murder of Innocents

After a domestic squabble turns disturbingly violent, Abeni wonders, “When did it become okay to kill our children, when?”

Palestine: Explosions Close to Home

‘We go to sleep now waiting for the next round of Israeli attacks against “Hamas targets”. That is what they are calling them now. Last night, I couldn't sleep again....

Lebanon: Fighting Resumes

Writing from Lebanon Blacksmith Jade says: “After a two-day long truce, fierce fighting in and around the Nahr el Bared refugee camp resumed on Thursday night as the Lebanese Army...

Ukraine: Piskun, Again

Ukrainiana writes: “Svaytoslav Piskun, Ukraine’s perennial prosecutor general, lost his job today.” Once again. This time, though, his dismissal has caused some Ukrainian politicians to talk of “an attempted coup.”

Morocco's UN Refugee Office Closes its Doors

Cat in Rabat reports that The United Nations Refugee Office in Morocco has closed its doors after African migrants stormed the building on Saturday. “They were demanding financial assistance for...

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca Star Arrested

Trinidad and Tobago girls, politics, sports, technology, carnival and lifestyle reports on the arrest of soca singer Machel Montano following an incident that occurred outside Zen nightclub a few weeks...

Iraq: US Troop Movement

Iraqi blogger LadyBird shares the latest rumours on the mobilisation of US troops in Iraq here. “Information came right now from Iraq that US occupation forces are moving all their...

Syria: Lebanese Ceasefire

“Fateh Al Islam has accepted a government offer of a ceasefire. They say they will stop attacks if the army does not attack them. The army has responded by saying...

Kuwait: Lebanese are “Fed Up”

‘“We are fed up!!” That is what all Lebanese are saying these days. Past two days, I asked many lebanese people in Kuwait what they think of whats going on,...

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