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· September, 2007

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from September, 2007

Oman: Rent Law and Life in Muscat

Oman's bloggers are ranting about increasing rent and driving in Ramadan in this round up of Omani blogs. Also, how was life before the opening of mega malls and are...

Morocco: Berbers can be blonde

Major media outlets and bloggers went into a frenzy a few days ago when a blurry photograph taken by a Spanish tourist in Morocco's Rif mountain region showed a small...

Iran:3000 Hungry Workers

According[Fa] to Kaargar (means worker), 3000 workers in Haft Tapeh sugar cane factory in Khuzestan province,started a strike on Saturday.The blogger says that workers protested against their poor conditions and...

Bahrain: Halfway There!

From Bahrain this week: a mid-Ramadan celebration, great happiness to be at university, a description of some dating practices, and a packet of rice that just doesn't make sense!

Iran:A video about Transsexuality

IranianTruth informs us about a short video on “transsexuality in Iran” authored by Yasmin Vossoughian & Kouross Esmaeli.

Iran: Ahmadinejad's Speech at Columbia University

Iranian President,Mahmoud Ahmadineajd’s speech at Columbia University in New York and university president Lee C. Bollinger’s criticism and tough words during his introduction remarks on Monday 24 September have become...

Arabeyes: Meet Maryanne Stroud Gabbani

Egypt-based blogger Maryanne Stroud Gabbani started blogging in 2003 at the age of 54, after becoming frustrated with trying to answer people individually regarding how it was that she was...

Egypt: Ramadan Musings

It's fair to say the month of Ramadan provides a unique experience for all parties involved, the fasting followed by excessive eating, the excessive eating followed by excessive partying and...

Kuwait: 1,000 Women in Swimsuits

A 1,000 women in swimsuits? Fonzy, a Lebanese blogger living in Kuwait, wishes the record would be broken over and over again.

Jordan: Help the Needy

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah urges his readers to join a group which aims to help the needy during the holy month of Ramadan.

Palestine: Digital Resistance

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah writes about digital resistance in this post.

Iran Invites Bush to Speak

Desert Peace from Israel links to a news article in which Iran invites President Bush to speak at an Iranian university.

Egypt: Muslim World Journal of Human Rights

Readers may be interested to know that Berkeley Press has just launched the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, notes The Arabist from Egypt.

Palestine: Bathroom Application?

Palestinian Sugar Cubes urges friends to add the Bathroom application to their Facebook in this post.

Bahrain: Corruption Index

Bahrain's ranking in the Corruption Index slips again, writes blogger Mahmood Al Yousif. Countries with a significant worsening in perceived levels of corruption in 2007 include Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bhutan,...

Morocco: Bread Protests

The Arabist discusses protests trigger by mounting bread prices in Morocco.

Saudi Arabia: Bullied to become a Good Muslim

Sarah from Saudi Arabia writes about her experiences in being ‘bullied’ to become a good Muslim.

Bahrain: Interview with DJ FawazO

Bahraini blogger Esra'a interviews Bahraini DJ FawazO.

Bahrain: A President Visits

Bahrain-based blogger Bint Battuta shares with us a new blog, set up to cover President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Columbia University earlier this week, created by its Graduate School of...

Egypt: Newspaper Strike on October 7

“Chief in editors of the independent and party newspapers decided to not to publish their newspapers on Sunday the 7th of October 2007 , the daily newspapers will not be...

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