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· February, 2007

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from February, 2007

Iran:Anti war Campaigners in London

  28 February 2007

According to Haji Kensington[Fa], on Saturday, anti war marchers in London asked British troops out of Iraq and they also asked there will be no attack against Iran.

Iran:Economic illusions of Iranian Goverment

  28 February 2007

Jomhour says that Iranian goverment failed to accomplish its economic promises such as fighting against poverty. According to the blogger, goverment has no reason to accuse “enemy” for its economic failure because 90 percent of country's economy is in the hands of goverment[Fa].

Iraq: US Allies No Longer Allies

  28 February 2007

The US allies are no longer its allies, rats are leaving the sinking ship and Canada is no longer in the flock. If you want to understand what I mean read what Iraqi blogger Ladybird has to say here.

Egypt: What If Anna Nicole Smith was Egyptian?

  28 February 2007

Freedom for Egyptians wonders what if Anna Nicole Smith was Egyptian! “This woman was into the playboy world of fame, however there was no one single story judging her based on morality, religion or ethics…There are three men who are claiming to be the daughter’s father. This means that the...

Egypt: Nawal Al Saadawi Show

  28 February 2007

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia accuses Egyptian feminist and writer Dr Nawal Al Saadawi of coming up with an annual gimmick to ensure her name remains in the news. “(I)n 2004 she wanted to be a president ,in 2006 she came and her daughter with the new idea that people to be...

Egypt: Mossad Spy Update

  28 February 2007

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia continues to follow news on an Egyptian-Canadian accused of spying for the Mossad here. “He wasn't spying for Israel despite the fact that he went to the Israeli Embassy , knew the three other wanted Mossad officers and considered them as friends and was going to Israel...

Egypt: BBC World Lost September 11 Tapes

  28 February 2007

Egypt-based blogger Tom Gara is confused as to how BBC World has lost tapes of its coverage of the September 11 attacks on the US. Gara reports that a BBC World editor wrote: “We no longer have the original tapes of our 9/11 coverage (for reasons of cock-up, not conspiracy)....

Bahrain: Who Created Sandwiches?

  28 February 2007

Bahraini blogger Bahraini Rants takes us into a culinary tour of the world of sandwiches, after proclaiming that they are the world's greatest invention.

Algeria: Advice to the US

  28 February 2007

Algerian blogger Nouri writes: “Washington must distinguish between those with whom it can deal and those it can't; even if they aren't Ideal.” To read more of his advice to the US, click here.

Arabisc: A Pictorial Tour of North Africa

  28 February 2007

There is one word to describe this picture taken by American blogger Cory Driver, who is based in Morocco, and it is wow! Not being a photography critic, however, I am reserving my exclamation for the amazing work Driver is involved with in Moroccan villages, including that of Tattiwin, located...

Morocco: Vintage Larache Postcard

  28 February 2007

MarocAntan, a blog dedicated to “documents and souvenirs of past Morocco” posts (Fr) an old postcard depicting an aerial view of Larache.

Bahrain: King Vows to Protect Freedom of Speech

  27 February 2007

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif is singing laurels to the King of Bahrain, who has promised to promote freedom of expression here. The King also urged “EVERY BODY TO STICK TO OBJECTIVITY AND HONESTY AND CHAMPION THE NATIONAL INTEREST.”

Tunisia, France: How To Wash the Dirty Laundry At Home

  27 February 2007

Mouwaten Tounsi deplores (Fr) that ex-Tunisian diplomat Khaled Ben Saïd is being judged in France for torture. He would have liked Ben Saïd judged in Tunisia. He proposes a reconciliation-based justice. The process would focus on indemnification of torture victims by the government rather than on prosecution of officials who...

Egypt: Jesus Family Tomb Discovered.

  27 February 2007

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia gives us links to the discovery of a tomb allegedly belonging to the family of Jesus Christ here. She also gives us her very own analysis of the findings here.

Syria: Iraqi Refugees

  27 February 2007

Matthew Carrington visits an area inhabited by Iraqi refugees and shows us fleeting moments of their lives here.

Algeria: Arabic Threatened in Qatar?

  27 February 2007

Algerian blogger Lameen Souag argues that the Arabic language is being threatened in Qatar, where the emphasis is on teaching youngsters English at an early age.

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