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· November, 2007

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from November, 2007

Iraq: Islamic Army Denounces Annapolis

The Islamic Army has issued a statement denouncing the Annapolis Peace Summit. Ladybird from Iraq posts the communique here.

Syria: Even Amazon is Blocked

Egyptian blogger Zeinobis lists some of the sites blocked in Syria – which include Amazon, hotmail, Skype, blogger and Facebook.

Israel: One/Two State Solutions

“For those of you who dislike the two state solution, perhaps consider that it's a lot better than the one state solution which appears to be the only alternative,” writes...

Jordan: Lost for Words

Jordanian Ohoud is lost for words after reading that an Israeli has opened four shops in Dubai.

Jordan: Sundance Special

Two years of hard work are finally paying off for Jordanian Laith, whose film will be shown in the Sundance Festival.

Kuwait: Culture Dead

Is culture dead in Kuwait? asks Kuwaiti blogger Hanan.

Egypt: Wedding of the Year

“The Egyptian newspaper in the last two weeks has nothing to speak about except the wedding of the year Ahmed Ezz and Shahinaz El-Nagger in a very stupid way,” explains...

Bahrain: Narrowing Digital Divide

Bahraini blogger Esra'a writes about the narrowing digital divide in the Arab world here.

Israel/Palestine: Off the Wall Comedy

Ray Hanania performs at the Off the Wall Comedy Club in Palestine and Israel and writes about his experience here.

Egypt: Is Bush Mr Palestine?

Is Bush Mr Palestine? Egyptian blogger D B Shobrawy has a different stance.

Egypt: Annapolis Joke

Heard the latest Egyptian joke on Annapolis? Zeinobia delivers it here.

Egypt: Activist's Yahoo Account Suspended

Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas, whose YouTube account has recently been suspended, suffers a new blow (Ar) – this time from Yahoo – which has since disabled his Yahoo email account.

Egypt: Seven Years for Murder

Egyptian bloggers this week rejoice over the imprisonment of corrupt police officers, who tortured a carpenter to death. The celebration is all the more special, following the sentencing of men...

Special Coverage: Middle East Peace 2007

The Middle East Question has grabbed the international headlines for more than half a century. It is now the turn of the region's netizens to vent off and add their...

Israel: Blogger's Views on the Annapolis Summit

The Annapolis Conference, held on November 27, 2007 at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, ended with the issuing of a joint statement from all parties. Over the...

Egypt: Sudanese Teddy Bear Scandal

Heard about the teddy bear scandal? The Arabist, from Egypt, has more.

Egypt: Back to Blogging

Egyptian blogger D B Shobrawy is back .. and this is the reason for his break.

Egypt: Syrian/Iranian Alliance

“Interesting interview with the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood leader, suggesting Syria would abandon Iran alliance if the regime fell,” notes The Arabist, which links to the interview here.

Bahrain: Cultural Guerrillas

Cultural Guerrillas? Bint Battuta, who is based in Bahrain, explains some more.

Bahrain: YouTube Wrong

Bahraini cyberactivist Esra'a reacts to the suspension of Egyptian human rights campaigner Wael Abbas‘ YouTube account here.

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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