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· January, 2006

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from January, 2006

Bus Strike & Bloggers in Israel

Iranian bus drivers tried to start a strike on Saturday for better work conditions and liberation of their syndicate leader. A one event blog, Otobos1 (Otobos means bus in Persian),...

Iran: Hunger Strike!

According to Paiz, Nederland based blogger & human right activist, several of arrested bus drivers started a hunger strike (Persian). Hundreds of bus drivers and workers got arrested on Saturday...

Bahrain: Cartoons and other stuff

Cartoons, giant Royal billboards, vlogs, ... yes it's all happening in Bahrain!

Iraq: Mosul Library

A Star From Mosul starts a campaign “to collect books for the out-of-date libraries in Mosul University in Iraq.” Aunt Najma is asking for: • Donations of money • books...

Iraq: Security Meltdown

Nibras Kazimi posts more on the backroom deals to form the next Iraqi government. Significantly, he reports that there is a security meltdown in Baghdad. “There has been a spike...

Iran: Perisan Blog & Israel

Hoder informs us that first blog in Perisan has been launched by an Iranian from Israel. Blog's name is Cafe Guisbourg and talks about blogger's daily life in Tel Aviv.

Turkey is Typing…

This week's post will be shorter than normal, please bare with me…. Turkish Torque celebrates his 1000th post this week, congratulations! Ugur has translated an excellent article about how the...

We Love Cooking!

#1: All Indian food does NOT taste the same! From the UK, We all live downstream explains this popular belief that find its roots in the lack of adventurous spirit...

Iran: 350 Bus Workers Arretsed!

According to Danshamouzaen Mobarez (means Fighting Students) more than 350 bus drivers & workers, who wanted to start general strike today, got arrested (Persian). Some other drivers were beaten by...

Iraq: Drowning in Rain

Baghdad Dweller posts some photographs of the rain-swept streets in Baghdad “Millions Dollars spent on “Iraq reconstruction” and the situation as you see in the pictures.“ He also links to...

Iran: Enemy is China!

Sadetar az Ab (means more simple than water), an Iran based blogger, says neither US nor Israel is Iran's enemy but China. Bloggersays more and more Iranian national companies bankrupted...

Palestine: Hamas Won!

A lot of reactions to Hamas winning elections in Palestine. Nas summaries some of these, then talks about after-shock. Shaden says, “that’s what Palestinians inside want, you either support them...

Syria: Blog Censorship in Syria

The Syrian Domari (Arabic) yesterday became the first blog to be censored in Syria. Syria Mirror reported today that the Syrian Computer Society, one of two government-owned internet service providers...

Iraq: Konfused Kid

Konfused Kid publishes a couple of posts that did not make it to his NY Times blog. Here is a taster: “all of a sudden, people started to scuttle inside...

Iran: Blogger in Jail!

Arash Sigarchi is a journalist with Irane ma, an Iran based Persian online journal and a blogger. First Arash was arrested and charged with insulting the leader, collaborating with the...

Iran: Bus Strike Again!

According to webgardian, bus drivers in Tehran will start a new strike on Saturday. They protest against imprisonement of their syndicate leader, Mr.Asdanlou. It seems several other syndicate responsibles have...

Iraq: Raeds Roadmap

Raed Jarrar has updated his three-point Roadmap for an American exit from Iraq. Parts of which has gained the interest of Noam Chomsky. Raed writes, “If any of the occupation...

Iraq: Back To Iraq is Back

Journalist and blogger Christopher Allbritton is returning to Iraq after a long break. He wonders ho much longer he can carry on after so many of his friends have been...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Welcome to my first weekly blog on Global Voices Online reviewing the Iraqi blogs. There are many and the variety makes it one of the most interesting areas to report...

Libya: Ghadames

Highlander says that the Libyan city of Ghadames is renowned for its unique style of architecture, traditions and culture. Amongst these interesting traditions is the one found in a typical...

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