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· February, 2006

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from February, 2006

Iran: Being American Iranian

Brooding Persian talks about in an ironic way about being American Iranian in a future US-Iran war: In a case I am taken as a prisoner of war by either...

Iraq in Crisis – The Optimists Strike Back

As the crisis in Iraq rumbles on bloggers are divided on the whether there is civil war and how bad things really are. For the sake of balance here is...

This week in Israel: election campaigns, a kidnapping in France and more

Israel is now six weeks before general elections, and the campaigning is starting to heat up. Shai Tsur of Shaister has a concise and intelligent roundup of the campaign platforms...

Blogging Presentation in Zaghouan, Tunisia

In the Tunisian monthly blogger meetups, one of the issues that always comes up is what we can do to spread blogging even more in Tunisia and get more people...

A Look at the Syrian Blogsphere

After a tense month of anti-violence campaigns, the Syrian blogsphere seemed to be quite calm this week… Discussions revolved about the new step from the US to give a $5...

Turkey is Typing….

Well the Turkish roundup is back after a long hiatus, and as it has been so long there is no way to get fully caught up or cover everyone, so...

Iran: Moslems & Buddha

HasanAgha asks Shiites Moslems (Persian) who are protesting against destruction of their shrine, why they did nothing when Taliban government in Afghanistan demolished Buddha’s statues in Bamyan?

From the Jordanian Blogosphere

The Jordanian bloggers are angry over the attack on Islamic, particularly Shi'aa, monument the Askariya Shrine, some of them are comparing the unneeded reactions from Muslims towards the Danish cartoon...

Computer Crash: Food Overload

Was your umbilical cord attached to a computer when you were born? It may sound like a strange statement, but the truth is that some of us think that. Especially...

Update: Samarra Catastrophe

The developing situation in Iraq is moving too fast and filling more column inches than a roundup can satisfy. Here is a summary of the blog events since Thursday. It...

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

Many different and interesting topics were discussed in the Saudi blogosphere this week, so let's start our roundup right away. What is the difference between democracy and American democracy? Hassan...

(South) Azerbaijan: Blogs

Onnik Krikorian takes a look at blogs from South Azerbaijan, the ethnic Azeri region of Iran.

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Refugees Reloaded

News of the blogosphere… PSM (Palestine Solidarity Movement) Fifth Annual Divestment Conferece has taken place from February 17-19 in Washington DC, US attracting more than six hundred student and community...

Iran: Cutting Trees!

Hanouz, an Iran based journalist & blogger, talks about cutting thousands trees (Persian) in Levizan forest in neighbourhood of Tehran. According to the blogger, Tehran's municipality is cutting these trees...

Catastrophe in Samarra

I am devoting my Thursday post on Iraqi blogs to the bombing of the Shia Shrine in Samarra and I hope to cover the rest of the Iraqi Blogs in...

Armenia: Traffickers & Ports

Ara Manoogian is angry with the Bush Administration's support for turning over US ports to a UAE company because of the country's major ties to human trafficking.

Found in Translation

One of the greatest challenges in curating the global online conversation is translation. To present ideas and reflections from one language and culture to another is no easy task and...

Kurdistance:

Wow, another week come and gone so quickly…I guess we better get to business then. A sad week for the Kurdistan Bloggers Union as they call for an official hiatus...

Palestine: Differences in mideast media's coverage

Rami writes a comparative study, which looks into how different online mediums covered the Israeli force raid on Balata refugee camp, near Nablus, Palestine. The criteria for choosing the websites...

Israel: A War of Religions? God Forbid!

With all the religiophobia going around, specially when it comes to Palestine/Israel conflict, Islam, Judaism and Christianity, Uri Avnery writes, A War of Religions? God Forbid!

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