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· May, 2008

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from May, 2008

Lebanon: Palestinian Children's Exhibition

Lebanese Rania Masri writes about a photography exhibition by the children Palestinian refugees, living in camps in Lebanon. “500 cameras were placed in the hands of 500 children in all...

Syria: Golan Cherries for Export

From Syria, Sasa writes: “Syrian farmers living under Israeli occupation have asked Israel to allow them to sell their cherries inside Syria. Living under occupation means they can not travel...

Lebanon: The Doha Agreement

Lebanese political leaders who met in Doha under the patronage of the Emir of Qatar Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani reached an agreement last week. The full text of...

Bahrain: Car Respect

From Bahrain, Flymenian writes about superficial people judge people based on the value of cars they drive.

Egypt: On the Hijab

Egyptian Arima shares her ideas on a controversial post on the Islamic headscarf worn by women.

Egypt: Styill Building Pyramids

Tom Gara says the Egyptians are continuing to build pyramids – in this sarcastic post.

Egypt: Strike Number Three

Egypt is gearing up for its third strike in a row on June 5, writes Zeinobia. “People in Egypt are extremely angry from the Government's latest economic decisions to escalate...

Bahrain: Exams and Luck

Bahraini Silverooo is gearing up for an exam – and asks readers to wish her luck.

Egypt: On Caramel

Egyptian Arima has just watched Caramel – and has good things to say about the movie about five friends in Beirut, Lebanon.

Iran:Louise Firouz the reviver of the Caspian horse

Homeyra, an Iranian blogger, informs us that American born Louise Firouz is known as the reviver of the Caspian horse passed away in Iran.See her photos here.

Armenia: Bigoted Journalism

Blogian comments on the misrepresentation of the words of a journalist partly of Turkish descent speaking in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, by the local pro-opposition A1 Plus news agency. The...

Iran: Hackers attacked several Arab language sites

Ashyaneh, a group of Iranian hackers, says[Fa] that they attacked several Arab language sites that renamed Persian Gulf and call it Arabic Gulf.

Iran:”Propaganda against Shi'ites in Saudi Arabia

Ghaghnoos, an Iranian blogger, says[Fa] that in Saudi Arabia some preachers publicly talk against Shi'ites. He has published several photos from his trip in Saudi Arabia.

From the Diary of a Sinister Egyptian Spinster

Egyptian women have their own set of challenges, ranging from the right to marry themselves off to inequality in marriage and divorce rights. Marwa Rakha sheds light on the thoughts...

Egypt: Torture Acceptable

Egyptian blogger Mostafa is surprised that some of his friends find torture as an acceptable form of extracting confessions from people being interrogated – after an experiment he conducted on...

Bahrain: A Tourist at Home

Bahraini Khalid shares his experience as a tourist in his own country – when college friends from abroad came for a one-day visit.

Bahrain: The Ideal Woman

From Bahrain, The Girl with No Face says she will go through a surgical procedure to help her reduce weight and adds: “I’ve given up that one day someone will...

Bahrain: Sectarian and Xenophobic

“It seems that Bahrain (as in government and MPs) are just not content with being called sectarian but are now adding a new adjective to their resume- xenophobic,” writes Bahraini...

Bahrain: Shia Shrines

Bint Battuta in Bahrain visits two Shia shrines and posts pictures here.

Bahrain: When sect determines your spouse

Coolred38 is an American Muslim living in Bahrain, and she often finds herself frustrated at examples of what she sees as bad and even harmful behaviour being justified by religion....

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