· January, 2008

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from January, 2008

Palestine: Noor's First Rally

  31 January 2008

Palestinian Leila Haddad takes a break from her maternity leave and attends a Gaza rally in the US, with her toddler – Noor – in tow.

Palestine: Stranger at Home

  31 January 2008

Ever felt like a stranger when you returned home for a short holiday? Palestinian Sugar Cubes describes the feeling in this post.

Iraq in the State of the Union Speech

  31 January 2008

Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar discusses Iraq in the US State of the Union speech. ‘Last year, it was more about “we're loosing, we have to stay and fight”, this year it's “we're winning, we have to stay and fight”,’ he writes.

Iraq: One Million Iraqis Killed in War

  31 January 2008

“One million Iraqis have been killed because of the US occupation, but US interventionists from both the “right” and “left” are still giving excuses to stay in Iraq,” notes Raed Jarrar, from Iraq.

Egypt: Gaza Coverage

  31 January 2008

Egyptian Nora Younis posts some of her coverage of the recent incidents in Gaza here .

Lebanon: Did the civil war really end?

  30 January 2008

French Eagle on the recent terrorist attack in Lebanon writes in a post entitled “Human Stupidity” [Fr]: “Civil war? Did it ever really end? Perhaps the Syrian occupation was a local anesthetic and its end liberated the old demons…”

Lebanon: Deconstructing Hassan Nasrallah

  30 January 2008

Heuristiques Libanaises muses over an image [Fr] of Hassan Nasrallah‘s raised finger and furrowed expression, wondering if Lebanon is at the sunset of Hezbollah's “divine victory” or merely its dawn.

Yemen: Free Kareem Site Blocked

  30 January 2008

Yemeni blogger Sami Noman says that the Free Kareem site is blocked in his country. Free Kareem was set up by activists to call for the release of Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Sulaiman, who has been sentenced to four years for insulting Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and Islam on his...

Egypt: TV Producer Howida Taha Arrested

  30 January 2008

“Howida Taha Al-Jazeera's producer who is standing in front of the Egyptian courts for the charges of defaming and spreading lies about Egypt , the Egyptian police and interior ministry was arrested today for filming documentaries without permission !!!” announced Egyptian blogger Zeinobia.

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