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· December, 2005

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from December, 2005

Turkey is Typing….

Greetings for the new year! Yogurtland, Turkish Torque, and Talk Turkey would like to extend their greetings for a Happy New Year as well. If you happened to be celebrating...

Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

The results for the Tunisian Blog Awards were announced, here in French and here in English. Tarek writes about “Tree of Paradise”, an exhibition of mosaics at the Brooklyn Museum...

Egypt: Police violence against refugees

TenTwenty were killed and more injured including a four years old girl after thousands of Egyptian riot police used force to end a three month old protest in front of...

Syria: President

Ammar says that syrian president still can’t make up his mind as to how he wants the world to see him.

Iran: United Kurdish Front

According to Paiz, Nederlands based Iranian, former Sanadaj deputy in Iranian Parliament, Mr.Adib, announced the creation of United Kurdish Front. Everybody can become a member and achieving justice and equality...

United Arab Emirates: Cheer for the cabbies

Secret Dubai says that hundreds of Metro Taxi drivers ended a two-day protest yesterday against 18-hour working days and poor working conditions after management promised to transfer them to work...

Saudi Arabia: Religious impact

Sabbah chronicles the social progress of Saudi women in the last year, and considers it a blow against Islamic terrorism. A woman won election to a seat on the “engineer's...

Tunisia: Bloggers meetup

Looks that the 9th Tunisian Blogger meetup was another success and everyone has something to share.

About blogging in Morocco

Although blogging in Morocco is a new “fashion”, it is spreading with a high speed among Moroccans from all ages and different activities. You have the Doctor , the politic...

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

Happy Holidays from the Kurdish section of the blogosphere! The Kurdistan Bloggers Union writes about security cameras being installed in the Southeast of Turkey to monitor the Kurdish population there....

Iranian Blogs & 2005

Iranian blogs continue its dynamic existence in 2005 and Persian language has become second most used language (After English Persian ties with French) in Blogosphere. Here we look at some...

Jordan: World Youth Peace Summit in Jordan

Lina writes, from September 11 to 15, 2006, youth leaders from all the nations of the world will assemble at the Dead Sea in Jordan for the World Youth Peace...

United Arab Emirates: Money Laundry

Billions of dollars are laundered in Dubai every year, through organised crime such as arms smuggling, drugs smuggling and prostitution, according to Dubai police, secretdubai says.

Bahrain: Bahrain International Airport Demonstrations

Mayhem at Bahrain Airport, Silly Bahraini Girl Says. While Mahmood wonders why every issue in Bahrain is politicised and invariably turn to violence? Zainab shows pictures that were not in...

Iran: Christams!

According to Zeytoun (Persian), Iran based blogger, Iranian TV has showed a lot of films about Christmas, Jesus Christ and several movies. Goverment offered 5000 christmas trees to christian churches...

Bahrain's roller-coaster week in review

For a country as small as Bahrain, there certainly seems to be quite a lot happening which are diametric opposites!

Syria: Domestic Policies

Syrian blogger Ihsan expresses relief that the international pressure on Syria is easing up, but he is worried that the government “will get back to its previous domestic policies of...

Syria: Syrian Youth

Majd in Hawa reflects on the state of mind of most Syrian youth. Before describing his sad encounter with a little beggar girl, he writes: “My finger joints crack as...

Iran: Bus Strike!

According to blogger Carne, Bus Workers Union (Syndicate) in Tehran has announced on Sunday 25th of December a general bus strike in defense of their colleagues who were fired. Union...

Turkey is Typing….

While many Turks do not celebrate Christmas, many-especially University students-are taking advantage of the winter break to head home and spend time with their families. Istanbul is covered in snow,...

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