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· February, 2008

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from February, 2008

Iran:Persian Art

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.

Israel: Ashkelon is ‘on the map’

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...

Exchange Student ‘Starved’ in Egypt

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...

Iranian web editor arrested for criticizing Khomeini’s grandson

Hossein Nobakhtian, the managing editor of the banned conservative Iranian website Nosazi (Renovation) has been detained for criticizing Khomeini’s grandson.

Iran and Israel: foes forever or future friends?

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...

Czech Republic: Czech Soldier Blogging From Iraq

The Czech Daily Word links to a Czech-language blog of a Czech soldier stationed in Iraq.

Jordan: Second Slap

7aki Fadi, from Jordan, was slapped – again. Click here to find out why.

Saudi Diplomacy

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.

Morocco: On Moroccan Injustice

Blogger Eatbees discusses the differences between the American and Moroccan justice (or injustice systems).

Lebanon: Finding Leila Abu Saba

Leila Abu Saba writes about how readers find their way to her blog.

Iraq: Kissenger and the Persian Dreams

‘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...

Iraq: Ben Kerishan and Wahhabism

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...

Egypt: Facebook, Politics and Journalism

Politics, Facebook and journalism. Zeinobia, from Egypt, draws a link between them in this post.

EGYPT: Muslim Brotherhood Trial Postponed

“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...

Iraq: New Crush

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.

Egypt: Praying against Mubarak in the Metro

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.

Egypt: The Difference Between France and Egypt

Zeinobia from Egypt compares between how Egyptian and French presidents react to criticism from citizens in this post.

Iran: Islamist bloggers hail Imad Mughniyeh

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,...

Egypt: Visa to Heaven

Egyptian blogger Eman discusses the difficulties of getting a Schengen (European Union) Visa in this post.

Algeria: Arabs Against Zionism

Algerian blogger Nouri shares his observations on anti-Zionist sentiments among Arabs – of different religions.

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