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· November, 2005

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from November, 2005

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

This week was fairly quiet in the Kurdish Blogosphere compared to week's past. Many Kurds have been focused on the upcoming/ongoing trial of Saddam Hussein. One such blogger, Kurdo from...

Jordan: Takfiri Culture

Nas say, “…there was calculation, there was a lack of hesitation, and this requires a degree of indoctrination that can only be traced back to the Takfiri culture of “if...

Bahrain: Street Boiling

Zainab Alkhawaja reported that a Bahraini activist was raped two nights ago. Due to lack of proper action from local authorities, Mahmood say that Bahrain is going through a situation...

Morocco: Free Press

Foulla is posting a petition to “Stop Morocco’s Attempt to Muzzle the Free Press. Protest the Moroccan Judges’ Financial Asphyxiation of Tel Quel Magazine.“

Iraq: Hostages

Three of the four Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) hostages in Iraq of whom a video was released today have been in Palestine working as Palestinian Solidarity activists, International Solidarity Movement...

United Arab Emirates: Mute Maids

Secret Dubai say, it's a common sight across the UAE: a downtrodden-looking young maid, often Indonesian or Malaysian in appearance, pushing a child in a pram or pushchair. A hijab...

Saudi Arabia: Double Win

Sabbah writes that two Saudi businesswomen swept to an unprecedented victory in elections to the board of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday in the first polls...

Iran: Against Aids

Fanous, a collective blogger, on Thursday different Iranian associations will gather in front of Shahr Theatre to encourage people to fight against Aids and to protect HIV's people rights. (Link...

Palestine: A Palestinian Podcast

Yazan Malakha tells us that Iron Sheik seems to have started Kabobfest, a blog and a podcast from a Palestinain perspective. Worth listening to!

Palestine: Mourning the Olive

Nas says, when we mourn the loss of olive trees unjustly destroyed, we also remember the cactus for its spirit of resilience but above all, its patience.

Jordan: 60 events in memory of victims

Wael Attili is calling for action. 60 events in memory of our victims! he says, one man can bring an idea, two can embrace the idea, and three can make...

Palestine: Gaza For Jerusalem?

In her return to blogging, Lawrence of Cyberia is optimistic. She says, she is enjoying as much as anybody the sight of the political realignment in Israel and the drawing...

Israeli: Writing about the human condition

If you are wondering (like me) where to find articles by Lisa, published in Israeli newspapers, here is one of her favorites.

Iranian Blogs: Unrest in University, Ahmadinejad in UN

Government chose a cleric and university Professor, Ayatollah Amid Zanjani, as chancellor of Tehran University. There are many questions and concerns about his education and conservative political background. Fanous (...

Iraq: Killing for fun

Khaled lives close to one of the site that appeared on the video, which show security guards in Baghdad randomly shooting Iraqi civilians. The video has sparked investigations after it...

Bahrain: Propagating Hate?

Mahmood says that the Bahraini government does have a responsibility in facing people who spread hate, sedition and sectarian discord. Specially when it comes from religious figures!

Egypt: Source of Dictatorship

Egyptian Person says, it's certainly a negative thing to have a totalitarian regime that oppresses its people. It's even worse to have a society in which the people themselves oppress...

United Arab Emirates: Flickr in UAE

Blocking Flickr in UAE is getting a lot of support and attention from all around the world. A group of bloggers created a Flickr group to collect protestant's signature.

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Ending Occupation is What Really Matters to US

Rafah border was opened on the 25th of Nov, congratulations to all Palestinians! On Rafah crossing, Rafah Pundits say the agreement reached between Palestinian and Israeli authorities state that Israel...

Welcome To The Lebanese Blogosphere

Yesterday, Anton Efendi from Across the Bay, posted this picture: It shows the Prime Minister planting a fatherly kiss on May Chidiac's forehead. May Chidiac is the Journalist who lost...

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