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· June, 2007

Stories about Breaking News from June, 2007

Egypt: Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

Egypt is launching a national campaign against female circumcision (Genital Mutilation) writes Ibn Al Dunya.

Morocco: 72-year-old Activist Jailed for Supporting Prisoners

Moroccan authorities just jailed 72-year-old activist Mohamed Bougrine for supporting prisoners who had been jailed for “attacking values in the Islamic kingdom”, according to this Middle East Online article. The...

CIA facility in Tunisia?

From his prison cell in Bizerte (65km north of Tunis), The Tunisian prisoner Ramzi Bettibi managed to smuggle a very alarming letter that found its way on to the Internet...

UAE: Camel Killed by Lightning

Seabee from Dubai links to a story about how a bolt of lightning killed 16 camels near a farmland off Ghayathi in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Barbados, Jamaica: Flight Record

“Gotta love this guy because he is almost THE poster child for ‘I can do anything if I put my mind to it.'” Barbados Free Press applauds the efforts of...

Lebanon: UNIFIL Attacked

The UN peace keeping force in South Lebanon, UNIFIL, came under attack on Sunday. Six Spanish UN peacekeepers were killed and more were injured when a bomb exploded near their...

China: Nailhouse 2: Residents fight back

Unlike the Chongqing Nailhouse which was demolished earlier this year, some residents of an entire nailbuilding in eastern China came to an impasse with police this past week; blogger photos...

Cannibalism in Qatar

After a week of rumours about a case of cannibalism amongst a group of foreign workers in Doha, the story has finally been confirmed. Qatari points to an article in...

Egypt: Judge's request to block websites rejected

The State Commissioner Committee in Egypt has rejected the request made by the judge Abdel Fattah Mourad to block 51 websites and blogs deemed insulting the state's dignity and threatening...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

“To light a candle is much better than cursing the darkness.”So signed off Ausama on his last video for Hometown Baghdad.Today I will concentrate my post on reactions to the...

Palestine: Baghdad Orphanage Horror

Palestinian Pundit Tony draws our attention to a Baghdad orphanage horror here. “24 boys were found naked and lying on concrete floors, covered in their own excrement, flies and sores....

Japan: Freak Accidents

TokyoMango reports on freak accidents in Tokyo in the news today: a 28-year old woman was strolling in Shinjuku when a sign from a pizza place fell on her head,...

China: Chen Guangcheng beaten, on hunger strike

It's Dragon Boat time, nearly a year to the day since blind reproductive rights advocate Chen Guangcheng was taken in by police, and civil rights blogger Hu Jia makes his...

Iraq: Al Hakim Dead

Iraqi blogger Lady Bird announces: “Al-Zawraa TV channel (recently in Syria), broadcast a banner today [the red line in the image above] saying that Abdul Aziz Al-Hakeem [Hakim] died today...

Ethiopian bloggers first to report shock guilty verdict

Ethiopian bloggers were among the first to report on a court's shock decision to convict 38 opposition politicians of a range of serious charges including "outrages against the constitution" earlier...

Central African Republic: MSF volunteer shot dead by rebels

The United Nations has suspended aid [Fr] to northwestern Cameroon Central African Republic following the shooting death [Fr] of a 27 year-old Doctors Without Borders volunteer, Alliance Pour La Democratie...

Egypt: Another Blogger Arrested

The Egyptian blogosphere scene is still witnessing more clampdowns on bloggers by State Security for different reasons. This week’s most recent incident is the arrest of Egyptian blogger Omar El...

Egypt: Blogger Arrested

“Egyptian blogger Omar el Sharqawi was detained last tuesday by Mubarak's police, he managed to make a phone call and inform his friends that he was being held in Talkha...

Street Food and the Gentrification of Vietnam

Mark Robertson looks at the reactions of bloggers on the threat faced by Vietnamese street food vendors from officials trying to modernize their cities.

Lebanon: Blogger's Close Encounter with Explosion

Blogger Charles Malik was only 50 meters away from the explosion that targeted a Lebanese MP killing and injuring more than 20 civilians today. He recounts his experience: “We were...

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