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· August, 2006

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from August, 2006

Egypt: 300 Egyptians who seek asylum in the Czech Republic

Ibn ad Dunya writes about the 300 Egyptians who seek asylum in the Czech Republic. He said: “Who can blame them for wanting to go to Europe, to leave Egypt...

Syria: Peaceful Change Forum

Ammar is calling to hold a closed forum of well-known intellectuals and dissidents with the purpose of coming up with a draft for a Syrian national pact or charter where...

Morocco: Moroccan pilots’ wives fund terror cell

Morocco has stepped up security at its airports after discovering that the wives of two pilots at national airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) had been funding a radical Islamist cell,...

United Arab Emirates: Tips to navigate through Dubai Traffic Jams

Well, schools are opening, people are back from vacations, and traffic jams are all around Dubai roads and linking Emirates. If you want to get to work on time, you...

Iran: Jahanbegloo free on bail

Shahram Kholdi, UK based blogger & academic reports that Ramin Jahanbegloo, researcher & philosopher, was released on bail. According to the blogger, Ramin Jahanbegloo visited ISNA's (Iranian Students National Agency)...

Iran: Playing Pink Panther with Azeri instruments

Amin Rasooli has played Pink Panther cartoon's music with Azeri instruments. You can listen to that in Rasooli's blog.

Kurdistance…

The most horrible of things has just happened to me….my RSS feed for the Kurdish blogs, well for lack of a better term..hiccupped…and all of my feeds are gone. So...

Iranian Women's campaign demands changes to discriminatory laws

Iranian women continue their struggle for equal rights beyond all governmental obstacles. A few days ago, a group of tireless Iranian women activists launched another campaign against discrimination entitled “One...

Iran: Broken Promises & Satellite Dishes

Aknoun says that one year ago, the cultural advisor to the Iranian President said everybody is free to have a satellite dish and government will reduce pressure on people [Fa]....

Iran: Rising housing prices & confused authorities

Lahzeh says rising housing prices is a hot topic in Iran and everybody has an opinion about it. The blogger says that according to the Iranian President, the price rose...

Iran: Student activist arrested

According to Kuy, another student activist, Jamal ZaherPour was arrested a couple of days ago [Fa]. ZaherPour had been a leading student in Islamic Association of Khajeh Nasir University where...

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (3)

Israeli blogger pilka writes (RUS) about a surreal experience of eating next to three clowns at a hospital in the wartime Haifa: […] I had breakfast with clowns today. I...

Iran: Unofficial media

Koroush Ziaberi, a teenager blogger & journalist says that blogs can be considered as unofficial media for new generation [Fa]. The blogger considers this fact that traditional media such as...

Lebanon: Blogging Back to Normality

This week the Lebanese blogosphere witnessed a sluggish move away from posts about destruction and death caused by the war to posts that reflect patriotic passions, politics and personal accounts....

Global Food Blog Report #29

#1: Maika's Blog on Haitian Food: "Griot" (pronounced: greee-yo ) a popular Haitian original.  Which is fried pork shoulder accompanied with a spicy hot as habanero cole slaw like condiment...

Iran: Iranian second- rate citizens & Lebanon

Irane Emrouz writes the Speaker of Iranian Parliament has said that Iran will construct all destroyed houses in Lebanon. The blogger adds in our country there are many second -rate...

Iraq: Wearing t-shirt with Arabic script, in America, means you are a suspected terrorist

On a trip back from the Middle East, Iraqi blogger and activist Raed Jarrar was not allowed to board a flight at JFK airport because he was wearing a t-shirt...

Iran: Nuclear Crisis, Broken Satellite Dishes & Jailed Students

According to the media, Iran has delivered its formal response to the demand by world powers that it suspend uranium enrichment in exchange for a package of incentives. World media...

Iran: Firing journalists

Yasavoli, blogger & journalist talks about how in the State run Iran newspaper, journalists who are not supporters of Ahmadinejad, loosing their jobs. The blogger considers this firing of journalists...

Iran: One day salary for Lebanon!

Faryad says one day of his/her mother's salary reduced on her pay check in the name of helping Lebanon! The blogger says it is a very ugly act to reduce...

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