Stories about Middle East & North Africa from July, 2005
Saudi Jeans comments on the huge gift given to the Louvre by Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal.
Beiruit Spring on Lebanese attitudes towards their brothers (and sisters) in their armed forces.
Jordanian blogger Ahmad Humeid asks can Jordan be the bridge-blog nation?
Brooding Persian, distressed by the execution of two young men for being homosexual, tries to explain that Iran isn't as simple and as caricatured as it sometimes seems.
The Iraq blog A Free Writer suggests that the term ‘extremist’ be retired in favor of “outsiders”.
A mother of three writes about the difficulties of trying to raise her children in Iraq.
Iraq the Model asks: “Did Syria and Iran win in their indirect war on Iraq?”
The Arabist Network reports that a large protest against the Mubarak nomination is scheduled for Saturday night.
Unfortunately, One Arab World has to make the announcement that the candlelight vigil planned for tonight in Cairo has been cancelled. This is because of anticipated protests in reaction to...
Mahmood, who writes the Bahraini blog Mahmood's Den tried out a Segway today. While he was having a blast riding around on it, he also thought that they'd be quite...
The Big Pharaoh reminds his readers that a candlelight vigil for the victims of last weekend's bombings is scheduled for Friday in Cairo.
Iran Hopes 2005 is reporting that a hard-line magazine in Iran has published an advertisement seeking volunteer suicide bombers.
Tonight's Jordan Blogger Gathering You never know who'll show up for a bloggers’ gathering. The Jordan blogger meetup – a joint Jordan Planet/Global Voices effort – turned up not only...
It's somewhat short notice, but Subzero Blue has announced that the next Tunisian Blogger Meetup 4 will be on July 29th.
The Syrian News Wire explains how President Al-Assad's upcoming vacation turned into a international incident. And the man hasn't even left Syria yet…
Webgardian has summarized imprisoned journalist Akbar Ganji's most recent letter from jail.
Banners promoting SharmRelief.com are now available, and have started popping up on Egyptian blogs.
From Cairo, With Love writes about the spectacular growth of the Egyptian blogosphere.
From the Committee to Protect Bloggers: Some of the young people who had gone to Milad Hospital (on 25 July) following a call by bloggers to show support for Akbar...