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· September, 2008

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from September, 2008

Arabeyes: Snapshots of Eid

It's Eid today, or tomorrow. Eid Al Fitr is a celebration which marks the end of the Muslim month of Ramadhan, and here are a few reactions on the occasion...

Jordan: Hypocrisy, Freedom or Disrespect?

From Jordan, Ahmed Humeid shares his thoughts on Ramadhan, hypocrisy, freedom and disrespect after the closure of a popular cafe for serving alcohol in Ramadhan in this post. Find out...

Jordan: Hypocrisy, Freedom or Disrespect?

From Jordan, Ahmed Humeid shares his thoughts on Ramadhan, hypocrisy, freedom and disrespect after the closure of a popular cafe for serving alcohol in Ramadhan in this post. Find out...

Lebanon: Lyrical Internet Usage Map

A Diamond's Eye View of the World, an American who lives/lived in Lebanon, draws our attention to Lumeta’s Internet mapping project, which “includes this lyrical (okay, slightly alien-looking) map of...

Iran: Mr. Ahmadinejad in New York

While Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinjad, addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday declaring that "the American empire'' and "Zionist regime" [Israel] are nearing collapse, pro-democracy Iranians and 3,000 people mobilized...

Iraq: Erbil Visit

Baghdad Bacon & Eggs, from Iraq, has been to Erbil. Check out what he was doing there in this post.

Saudi Arabia: New Friends

From Saudi Arabia, Stilettos in the Sand has made new friends. Click on the link to see their pictures.

Kuwait: Benefiting from the Meltdown

From Kuwait, Don Veto explains how he actually made money in the US market meltdown.

Bahrain: The Frappaccino Karma

Don't mess about with Starbucks’ Frappuccino. Bahraini Hassan Hujairi explains why in this post.

Saudi Arabia: No to Fashionable Abayas

Mosan Mosan, from Kuwait, writes about a crackdown by Saudi authorities on fashionable Abayas (black cloaks worn by women) ahead of Eid – a celebration which marks the end of...

Libya: Diaspora and Difficult Times

Two young Algerian sisters were killed in the UK. Anglo-Libyan explains how families in the diaspora come together at such difficult times.

Palestine: Why Arabs Performed Badly at the Olympics

Palestinian Rantings of an Arab Chick links to an op-ed on why Arabs performed badly at the Olympics – and at other things.

Qatar: Time to Break Fast

From Qatar, Bahraini blogger Ammar Talk [ar] posts pictures of children around cannons, fired to signal the time to break one's fast in Ramadhan.

Lebanon: Hommus and Tabbouli

Lebanese blog Hommus & Tabbouli provides a list of mouth watering cuisine from Lebanon and beyond.

Qatar: Children and Ramadhan

“My kids go to bed at 7:30 PM but it seems that nothing for kids starts until after 8 during Ramadan! We're bored!” asked American Expat, at Qatar Living. For...

Lebanon: Army Soldiers Targeted…Again

Forty five days after the first bombing of a bus transporting army soldiers in Lebanon, another bomb exploded in Tripoli today, killing at least four soldiers and wounding over 20...

Egypt: Kidnapped Tourists Freed

Nineteen people, including foreign tourists, kidnapped in Egypt 10 days ago have been freed. Egyptian bloggers react.

Lebanon: Terror strikes in Tripoli again

A remote control car bomb ripped through a military bus this morning killing four soldiers and a civilian in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. Today’s bombing is the second...

Lebanon: A Blogger's Debut

In his blog debut, Only Lebnane talks about his opinion regarding the Lebanese society and how its foundations are becoming more sectarian and political.

Palestine: Retaining a sense of humanity in Gaza

As the situation in Gaza deteriorates from one day to the next, many are struggling not only with the enormous difficulties of daily life, but with the change in values...

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