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· October, 2006

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from October, 2006

Lebanon: Political Uncertainty and Men

Many Lebanese blogs are reflecting the internal political bickering that is creating an atmosphere of uncertainty about the future of the country. Most of the posts in this weeks review...

Hugo Chavez in the Iranian left-wing blogs

Hugo Chavez, the leftist Venezuelan President, has developed a very friendly relationship with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian Islamist President. Iran even awarded the Venezuelan President its highest state medal for...

Mexico: The last moments of Bradley Roland Will

Journalism seems like a precarious profession to practise in Mexico. It's ranked by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) as one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist....

Bulgaria: The Tripoli Six Update

Declan Butler posts an update on “the buildup of international pressure” in the Tripoli Six case.

Arabisc: Sexual Harrassment and the Egyptian Blogosphere

After a month of abstinence (from sex naturally) during daylight hours in the Holy month of Ramadhan, a mob of sex starved Egyptians decided to celebrate Eid by attacking and...

Iran: UN Resolution Targets Iranian Students

Iranian Truth discusses the current draft Security Council resolution on Iran which states, in part: “all States shall prohibit specialized teaching or training of Iranian nationals, within their territories or...

Prominent Bahraini Blog, Blocked!

It's official, Mahmood's Blog (http://mahmood.tv) will be blocked effective immediately, by the orders of the Bahraini Ministry of Information. Together with 6 other web sites (listed below), the official memo...

The Week That Was in Bahrain

Bahrain's bloggers celebrated Eid this week, with many posting greetings on their sites or simply musing about the tradition. While Mahmood Al Yousif thinks that “Eid this time seems to...

Africa: PayPal expansion into Africa

Oluniyi David Ajao writes about PayPal expansion into Africa, “Hitherto, South Africa had been the only African country supported by Paypal. The popular online financial institution has now extended its...

Iran:Kianoosh Sanjari, a new blogger in jail

We read in Sos Sanjari blog that Mehdi ( Kianoosh) Sanjari, blogger and human rights activist was arrested during disturbances in Tehran. He was there to report about the event....

Arabisc: Rebellious Behaviour and the Quest for Intellectuals

With the festive season wrapping up in the Arab world, Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer has decided to ‘come out of the closet’ and drop a bombshell – making some of...

Egypt:Hijab in Australia

The more Shobrawy hear about Australia and their attitude towards Islamic extremism the more he wants to move there. Find out why!

United Arab Emirates: eBook and Education

UAE students are now receiving their curriculums in e-books saved on a flash memory disk usable in any laptop or computer. The student can order any number of subjects taught...

Lebanon: Brammertz and Syria

Abu Kais says that Serge Brammertz will submit his report to Kofi Annan today, and in it, he will implicate the Assad regime for the first time since he took...

Kuwait: Kuwait Teens

Mark links to a video which he said it shows how some Kuwaiti teenagers are different and have different interests.

Jordan: Marriage tips

Getting married soon? Khalidah has 48 tips for a happy marriage. Don't miss them!

Albania, Italy, Turkey: “My First Hijacking”

Our Man In Tirana links to the story of a man who was a passenger on the hijacked Tirana-Istanbul flight – over at The Chronicles of Chris: Travel Recollections, written...

Iran: The end of Ramadan

Angus McDowall is a correspondent for Middle East Economic Digest and reporter for The Independent in Iran and he is blogging. About the end of Ramadan he says for a...

Malaysia: Human Capital Development in Ottoman Empire

Nik Nazmi in Malaysia reads a book on Ottoman ruler Suleiman and discovers the Ottoman people's desire to develop the talents of any exceptional person they encounter.

Arabisc: Secret Meetings and Eid Greetings

It's Eid in the Arab world and Arab bloggers are celebrating the end of the Holy Month of Ramadhan with a riot of activity on their blogs. From Libya, Lona...

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