· September, 2008

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from September, 2008

Arabeyes: Snapshots of Eid

  30 September 2008

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 from around the Arab world.

Jordan: Hypocrisy, Freedom or Disrespect?

  30 September 2008

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 why when you click on the link.

Jordan: Hypocrisy, Freedom or Disrespect?

  30 September 2008

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 why when you click on the link.

Lebanon: Lyrical Internet Usage Map

  30 September 2008

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 Internet usage in the Middle East.”

Iran: Mr. Ahmadinejad in New York

  30 September 2008

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 by a coalition of mostly Jewish groups, protested against Ahmadinejad's threats toward Israel and Iran's human rights record.

Iraq: Erbil Visit

  30 September 2008

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

Saudi Arabia: No to Fashionable Abayas

  30 September 2008

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 the Holy Muslim month of Ramadhan.

Qatar: Time to Break Fast

  30 September 2008

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.

Qatar: Children and Ramadhan

  30 September 2008

“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 answers, click here.

Lebanon: Army Soldiers Targeted…Again

  29 September 2008

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 people.  The initial report indicates that the bomb was planted in a car targeting a bus carrying army soldiers in...

Lebanon: Terror strikes in Tripoli again

  29 September 2008

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 deadly attack targeting troops in northern Lebanon in less than two months. Following are the first reactions from bloggers about the incident.

Lebanon: A Blogger's Debut

  29 September 2008

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

  29 September 2008

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 they see around them, in a society that has become dominated by Islamist thinking. In this post, a blogger in Gaza writes a passionate cry of despair.

Iran: Rural heritage of Guilan

  29 September 2008

Kourosh Ziabari, Iran based blogger, wrote an article about Iranian northern province, Guilan and has published several interesting photos.

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