· July, 2005

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from July, 2005

Egypt: Bad News

  29 July 2005

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 President Mubark's announcement that he will be running for re-election.

Bahrain: Look ma, I'm on a Segway!

  28 July 2005

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 practical for everday use in Bahrain.

Egypt: Vigil this Friday

  28 July 2005

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: Martyrs Wanted

  28 July 2005

Iran Hopes 2005 is reporting that a hard-line magazine in Iran has published an advertisement seeking volunteer suicide bombers.

Report from the Jordan Blogger Gathering

  28 July 2005

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 some of Jordan's best bloggers, but superstars from Bahrain and Egypt as well. Representing Amman were Ammar Ibrahim, Roba Assi...

Iran: Supporters of Akbar Ganji arrested including bloggers

  27 July 2005

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 Ganji have been detained by the Law Enforcement Force and plainclothesmen and taken to an unknown location. Based on a...

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