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· June, 2006

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from June, 2006

Immigration, Exile and Motherland!

Since the 1979 revolution millions of Iranian for various reasons have left Iran and started a new life somewhere else on this planet. Several university educated bloggers share their reasons...

Arabisc: Arabic Bloggers Ken, War and Women Rights

Summer holidays, women rights, war in Iraq and war in Palestine. These are some of the permanent scene in the Arabic language blogsphere these days. Here is some of what...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Its been a fascinating week – with so much to read I don't know where to begin. So here is my best effort. Read how the a mainstream media company...

A conversation about US foreign policy

Trinidad-based Jeremy Taylor and his American friend “Roger” continue their cordial but rigorous e-mail exchanges about the state of US foreign policy.

Iran: Pet Shop Boys & Executed Gays

KlaghSia writes that British band Pet Shop Boys has dedicated his new album to two executed Iranian homosexual teenagers (Persian). According to the blogger Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Mahroni were...

Iran: Rationing Gasoline

Yek Livan Chaye Dagh criticised government's decision to halt gasoline imports from September 23 and start rationing gasoline supplies to motorists because of budget constraints. The blogger says government wants...

Israel: Eliyahu was killed

The body of the Israeli kidnapped youth Eliyahu Asheri was found overnight near Ramallah. It was devastating news for everybody in the Israeli blogsphere. Sarah never been to a funeral...

Egypt: We are cheap!

Why we are cheap? Zeinobia feels so and she writes why. She said: “For one man , one kidnapped solider , not even a dead , not even for a...

Lebanon: Medical Tourism

Raja describes his visit to what seems to be a tourism medical center. The first in Lebanon. The hospital feels like a five-star hotel. Family members take turns visiting their...

Palestine: Invasion Forecast

Christopher Brown writing from Palestine his “Today's Forecast“, he said: “Heavy rains of missiles and sonic blasts have been happening since Tuesday and are expected to continue throughout the week,...

Romania: Plans To Withdraw From Iraq

Doug Muir of A Fistful of Euros writes that the Romanian PM plans to withdraw the Romanian battalion – 900 soldiers, the 5th largest coalition member – from Iraq.

Poland: Troops to be Relocated from Iraq to Afghanistan

The beatroot writes that 500 Polish troops are being transfered from Iraq to Afghanistan: “This will be a much more dangerous mission than the one the Poles got involved in,...

Global Food Blog Report #22

#1: Klephblog, no doubt over-caffeinated,  writes "How Coffee changed the Modern World," a great essay about this fruit of the Gods: This wondrous plant is a native of the new...

Kurdistance:

No tricks or wittiness today folks, here is just the straight skinny on the Kurdish Blogosphere. Hiwa Hopes this week gives a great link to an article about the frustration...

Iran: Underground Churches

Achil, a blogger based in Tehran, was surprised to find a Bible in Persian in the mail box. The blogger says it seems there are more and more Moslem people...

Palestine: Palestine: From Gaza, with Love!

Mona El-Farra, a Palestinian blogger from Gaza, a physician and a human rights and women's rights activist, describe last night's Israeli attck on Gaza in a letter to here freind...

Kuwait: To the Kuwaiti Women

It Kuwait parliament elections eve, the first election with women participation. Jelly Belly dedicate a post to the Kuwaiti women who fought for their political rights.

Israel: Major Israeli websites hacked

Hundreds of websites were damaged by hackers in recent hours, following the righteous IDF activity in Gaza to go in after one of her citizens. This is the largest, most...

Egypt: World Cup, Monopoly and Islam

Zeinobia is a defended of Amr Khalid and supported him and his effort to improve the conditions of Muslim youth and youth in general. Yet, she record here anger on...

Iran: Free Mossavi blog

FreeMossavi is a new blog to support Mossavi Khoeini, a former deputy who was arrested after 12 June demonstration. In this blog we read last night's gathering to call for...

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