Stories about Middle East & North Africa from February, 2008
Kourosh Ziabari talks about the importance of Persian miniature, painting and architecture.The blogger also gives a link to Iranian great painter, Mahmoud Farshchian, where we can watch his great paintings.
Following the recent missile attacks on Ashkelon, many worried bloggers react, describing their experiences with terror and fear, within this deteriorating situation that seems ever more hopeless. Gilad Lotan brings us the story from the Hebrew blogosphere.
Elijah Zarwan, from Egypt, discusses a wire story about a 17-year-old American exchange student who was allegedly ‘starved’ after being paired with a Christian Coptic family, which fasts for 200 days a year.
Hossein Nobakhtian, the managing editor of the banned conservative Iranian website Nosazi (Renovation) has been detained for criticizing Khomeini’s grandson.
The online video posted by the Century Foundation regarding the relations between Israel and Iran and the geopolitical forces that are behind this situation has several bloggers discussing their ideas on who is really pulling the strings.
The Czech Daily Word links to a Czech-language blog of a Czech soldier stationed in Iraq.
7aki Fadi, from Jordan, was slapped – again. Click here to find out why.
Saudi blogger Saudi Jeans discusses a talk by Saudi King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies head Prince Turki Al Faisal on Saudi diplomacy.
Blogger Eatbees discusses the differences between the American and Moroccan justice (or injustice systems).
Leila Abu Saba writes about how readers find their way to her blog.
‘Kissinger thinks (or at least he pretends to think) that Iran has dreams of rekindling old Persian dreams of domination. He also says Bush will be looked upon more favorably in less than 50 years,” writes Iraqi blogger Abbas Hawazin, who further explains his position from a possible civil war...
Emirati Ben Kerishan blogger (Arabic) provides a concise, humorous and insightful summary of the history of development of Salafist Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia, one of the most dangerous evils in our present world, writes Iraqi blogger Abbas Hawazin in this post.
Politics, Facebook and journalism. Zeinobia, from Egypt, draws a link between them in this post.
“The verdict in the military trial of 40 leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood has been postponed until March 25, according to friends who went out to Haikstep Military Base today in the hope of being the first to hear,” writes Elijah Zarwan, from Egypt.
Iraqi blogger Abbas Howazin has a new crush. Click here to check out who the dumb girl he can't take his eyes off is.
From an offer to give up a seat at the metro, to an impromptu protest against Egyptian President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak. Eman Abdurahman brings us the story from Egypt.
Zeinobia from Egypt compares between how Egyptian and French presidents react to criticism from citizens in this post.
Iranian leaders, including the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, expressed their condolences to Hezbullah's chief Hassan Nasrallah, after the killing of Imad Mughniyeh, one of the militant group's top commanders, hailing him as a “great man”. Islamist bloggers in Iran share their ideas.
Egyptian blogger Eman discusses the difficulties of getting a Schengen (European Union) Visa in this post.
Algerian blogger Nouri shares his observations on anti-Zionist sentiments among Arabs – of different religions.
Jordanian Hareega shares a joke about lawyers and doctors here.