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· June, 2007

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from June, 2007

Iran: Protestors Torch Gas Stations

Enraged Iranian protesters torched several gas stations in Tehran and other cities on Wednesday, after the Iranian government announced fuel rationing for private vehicles. There is news item in Ilna...

Syria: Blogspot Unblocked

Sasa from the The Syria News Wire reports that the .blogspot domain has been unblocked in Syria, after many months of blocking all blogs on Blogger.com from being accessible from...

Iran:Blogger got filtered

Freekeyboard says[Fa] Blogger got filtered,The blogger adds it is very shameful that when people who are involved with filtering say we are just doing our job!

Iran: Rushdie and Bin Laden

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,blogger and former vice president criticised both Queen Elizabeth and Islamists for attributing titles to Salman Rushdie and Osama Bin Laden. The Queen made Salman Rushdie a Knight...

Palestine: What's Going On in Gaza?

"In this day and age communications can turn the devil into angel and beat the angel to a pulp," says blogger Ramzi Khoury. This week, Jillian York attempts to dig...

Bahrain: The Tale of a ‘Legal Slave’

No longer a tax haven, people in Bahrain are fuming at the introduction of a one per cent tax to benefit an Unemployment Fund. Bloggers caught on the bug and...

Libya: Day of Confrontations

Khadija Teri from Libya tells us about her day of confrontations – and how she stood up for her rights.

Libya: Blogger Back in Action

Libyan blogger Highlander announces her come back after being AWOL for a while. She also gives us a few sneak previews of what was happening on her blogosphere.

Lebanon: Legends of St George

Lebanese Laila Abu Saba shares her research on St George in this post.

Lebanon: Civil Marriages

Lebanese Failasoof announces that civil marriages are the way forward in Lebanon.

Kuwait: Best Shoes

Kuwaiti women are showing off their best shoes in these links – here, here and here.

Jordan: Friday Blues

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah battles his Friday blues in this post.

Palestine: Daily Misery

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah posts videos produced and published by B’tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories) showing the misery Palestinians undergo.

Tunisia: Dead Phone

Eman, from Tunisia, lashes out at the telecom services in her country after her land line has been dead for two months.

Tunisia: Survey of Arab Journalism

Or Does it Explode links to an article by Tunisian writer Kamel Labidi, who “surveys the state of journalism in the Arab world and offers a less-than-optimistic assessment.”

Egypt: GVO Wins Praise

Global Voices Online has been cited by Baha'i Faith in Egypt for linking to it and for “reporting on several other pressing human rights issues in Egypt.”

Iran:Persepolis pulled from Bangkok Film Festival

Cityboy informs us that the Bangkok International Film Festival dropped Marjan Satrapi's prize-winning animated movie,Persepolis.The blogger says Iranian embassy in Thailand announced that Festival managers responded positively to a request...

Lebanon: Syria's “in the eye of the storm”

A strange conversation took place last April between Syrian president Bashar El Assad and UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon, writes Sophia. The meeeting ends with Bashar El Assad telling...

Arabeyes: The Moment of Truth for a Jordanian Father

Today's Arabeyes makes five stops - two in Kuwait and Saudi each and a last stop in Jordan, where a blogger and journalist is forced to face himself and take...

Egypt: Books, History and the Holocaust

The Big Pharaoh finds a interesting book at a street vendor in downtown Cairo. Click here to read more.

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Dahlia Kholaif is the editor for the Middle East & North Africa. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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