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· December, 2005

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from December, 2005

Turkey is Typing….

  31 December 2005

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 in Istanbul tonight many Turkish bloggers have been talking about the performance of Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz...

Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

  31 December 2005

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 in New York, in which some mosaics from a synagogue in Hammam Lif, Tunisia, are showcased. He gives an interesting...

Egypt: Police violence against refugees

  30 December 2005

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 the UNHCR office. A protest will be organised tomorrow noon against the killings and the use of violence. Nora posts...

Syria: President

  29 December 2005

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

  29 December 2005

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 in all fileds, are among top priorities of this new party.

Saudi Arabia: Religious impact

  29 December 2005

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 board,” and another has become the first female jockey to compete internationally. On the other hand, he thinks that the...

About blogging in Morocco

  28 December 2005

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 , the student, the antropologist,..etc. And if in other Arab countries blogging is mostly in Arabic, Morrocan bloggers happen to...

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

  28 December 2005

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. There is also an interesting post (and comment dialouge) about hyphenated-ethnicity and a posted book review of a new book...

Iranian Blogs & 2005

  27 December 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 events in Iranian Blog city in 2005 which have importance in our eyes: 1-Blogger in Jail: Saminnejad, an Iran based...

Bahrain: Bahrain International Airport Demonstrations

  27 December 2005

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 the newspapers and emoodz says, you simply can't give an airplane to someone who miserably fails to fly a kite....

Iran: Christams!

  26 December 2005

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 as gift.

Syria: Domestic Policies

  26 December 2005

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 neglecting and ignoring the best interests of the Syrian people. It will resume the continuous effort of bringing Syrian citizens...

Syria: Syrian Youth

  26 December 2005

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 I look at the Arabic characters on my keyboard. I search for myself in the light of all circumstances. I...

Iran: Bus Strike!

  24 December 2005

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 also wants better conditions for work and a salary raise. According to Harfi baraye Goftan (a word to say) a...

Turkey is Typing….

  24 December 2005

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, and I imagine many people are relaxing and gathering their thoughts about the past year. I wish that I had...

Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

  24 December 2005

The 9th Tunisian Blogger Meetup will be taking place on Sunday, December 25th at Café 112 in downtown Tunis, at the end of Palestine Avenue. The results of the Tunisian Blog Awards will be announced in the meetup. Building upon Mochekes‘ post about the situation of Tunisian IT engineers and...

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