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· October, 2007

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from October, 2007

Jordan: Plea to Help Family

Ola Eliwat from Jordan appeals to readers to dig deep into their pockets to help a family whose house in Baqa'a Camp was destroyed in a fire.

Palestine: People Starving

“Can i just say i m sick and tired of sitting here studying while knowing that people in Gaza don't have anything to eat?” asks Palestinian blogger Al Falasteenyia.

Oman: Fifth Radio Station

With four radio stations competing for the airwaves in Oman, Sleepless in Muscat wonders whether a fifth station would be ‘too much.’

Saudi Arabia: Featuring Artists

Saudi blogger Dua'a promises to feature artists from Arabia in her new blog United Bloggers of Arabia.

Syria: Patriotism or Stupidity?

“Some people in the Middle East have a problem, they mistake patriotism for stupidity and end up justifying the worst and most obscene injustice,” writes Syrian blogger Wassim.

Jordan: Blogging in English Back

Jordan Watch is back in English, writes Jordanian blogger Batir Wardam.

Jordan: Political Money and the Elections

Jordanian blogger Batir Wardam discusses his skepticism with Jordan's democratic political progress in this post (Ar). Is there political money fueling his country's campaigning for seats in the Parliament .....

Iran:Student Protest

According to[Fa] Salam Democrat blog, students demonstrated today in Alameh University in Tehran.The students asked that jailed students get freed.The blogger says seven other students were arrested today.

Jordan: First Wifi Street

Al Wakalat Street, Jordan first pedestrian zone, is now also Jordan’s first municipal WiFi zone, announced Jordanian blogger Ahmad Humeid.

Israel: An Encounter with a Telemarketer

Jerusalemgypsy from Israel shares with us an encounter with a telemarketer in this post.

Israel: Junior Academic Staff Join Strike

“The Junior academic staff have joined in with the Senior staff to have a one-day solidarity strike today. Many thanks for the support!” reports Israeli blogger Yael.

Israel: New Design Blog

A new blog on design and aesthetics has been launched by Israeli blogger Ziva. Husband Harry makes the announcement here.

Tunisia: Best Arab Film Award

A Tunisian film won the Best Arab Film Award at the 11th San Francisco Film Festival, writes Subzero Blue, from Tunisia.

Iraq: Think Peace Interview

Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar posts a video of an interview conducted with him by Think Peace.

Egypt: Darfur Letter to Arab League

Elijah Zarwan from Egypt posts a letter sent out by a coalition of Arab human rights organisation to the Arab League on Darfur.

Egypt: Free Women

Egypt Guy from Egypt posts this video by Egyptian Ahmed Sharif which calls for the freedom of women from religious associations.

Bahrain: No to Bullfighting

Bahraini blogger emoodz says no to animal cruelty after watching a bull fight in Spain.

Algeria: There's Water Everywhere

Read Algerian blogger Nouri‘s post to learn why his father's friend told him: “There's water everywhere, but not a drop to drink!”

Kuwait: Fifa Suspends Kuwait

“The Kuwait Football Association has been suspended with immediate effect from all international football activities until further notice on account of government interference,” writes Kuwaiti blogger Forza.

Bahrain: Wanna be Famous?

Wanna be famous? Bash Islam, writes Bahraini blogger Esra'a. Note the comments on this post.

About our Middle East & North Africa coverage

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


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