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· November, 2007

Stories from Quick Reads from November, 2007

Iraq: Islamic Army Denounces Annapolis

The Islamic Army has issued a statement denouncing the Annapolis Peace Summit. Ladybird from Iraq posts the communique here.

Slovenia: Piran; Future of Foreign Correspondents

Jennifer Dorroh posts pictures of Piran and links to her article in the American Journalism Review on how “multimedia journalists may change the definition of ‘foreign correspondent’.”

Jordan: Lost for Words

Jordanian Ohoud is lost for words after reading that an Israeli has opened four shops in Dubai.

Kuwait: Culture Dead

Is culture dead in Kuwait? asks Kuwaiti blogger Hanan.

Poland, Ukraine: Convicts’ Contribution to Euro 2012?

The beatroot writes: “Poland has to build six new stadiums before co-hosting with Ukraine the Euro 2012 football tournament. Problem is, many of its construction workers are in the UK...

Egypt: Wedding of the Year

“The Egyptian newspaper in the last two weeks has nothing to speak about except the wedding of the year Ahmed Ezz and Shahinaz El-Nagger in a very stupid way,” explains...

Israel/Palestine: Off the Wall Comedy

Ray Hanania performs at the Off the Wall Comedy Club in Palestine and Israel and writes about his experience here.

Latvia, Lithuania: Rallies Against Low Wages

Latvian Abroad writes about protest rallies against low wages in Lithuania and Latvia.

Russia, Ukraine: On to the Next Round

A Fistful of Euros comments on the upcoming election in Russia and the newly-formed coalition in Ukraine: “Soon we will know the players in the inevitable next round of wrangles...

Ukraine: Ani Lorak

Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about pop singer Ani Lorak.

Syria: Even Amazon is Blocked

Egyptian blogger Zeinobis lists some of the sites blocked in Syria – which include Amazon, hotmail, Skype, blogger and Facebook.

Israel: One/Two State Solutions

“For those of you who dislike the two state solution, perhaps consider that it's a lot better than the one state solution which appears to be the only alternative,” writes...

Jordan: Sundance Special

Two years of hard work are finally paying off for Jordanian Laith, whose film will be shown in the Sundance Festival.

Romania: Equire, Issue 4

Owlspotting announces issue #4 of the Romanian edition of Esquire.

Poland: “U-Turn in Foreign Policy”

The beatroot writes about a “u-turn in foreign policy” initiated by Poland's new PM: “Relations with Russia […] have not been good over the last two years of the Law...

Bahrain: Narrowing Digital Divide

Bahraini blogger Esra'a writes about the narrowing digital divide in the Arab world here.

Lithuania: Russian Diaspora

Lituanica writes about the Russian diaspora in Lithuania.

Egypt: Is Bush Mr Palestine?

Is Bush Mr Palestine? Egyptian blogger D B Shobrawy has a different stance.

Egypt: Annapolis Joke

Heard the latest Egyptian joke on Annapolis? Zeinobia delivers it here.

Egypt: Activist's Yahoo Account Suspended

Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas, whose YouTube account has recently been suspended, suffers a new blow (Ar) – this time from Yahoo – which has since disabled his Yahoo email account.

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