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· October, 2009

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from October, 2009

Egypt: Damsels in Distress

Wandering Scarab does not believe that Egyptian women know what they really want; their actions demonstrate that they don't really want equality or freedom; they do not even know what...

Egypt: The top 10 most influential people

Gamal Mubarak, son of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak -- who is expected to succeed his father -- was among the 2009 TIME 100 Finalists. Egyptian bloggers have their say in...

Kuwait: Weird Wedding Things

“Do you guys know of any other weird things brides do before their wedding?” asks Kuwaiti blogger eshda3wa after her friends has decided to go into hiding before her big...

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Woman for California Assembly

A Saudi-born woman, Ferial Al Masry, is running for the California State Assembly, writes Saudi blogger Qusay.

Egypt: Egyptian Male Blogger Orders Artificial Hymen

So much was said and written about the artificial virginity hymen kit - that Egyptian male blogger Mohamed Al Rahhal just had to buy one. Marwa Rakha brings us the...

Palestine: IDF Torches Palestinian Vehicles

At Do Unto Others, Samuel Nichols writes that Israeli military patrols have started setting fire to cars which are caught trying to cross the border from the West Bank into...

Morocco: A (Fake) Interview with Ben Ali

Moroccan blogger Al Miraat posts a (fake) interview conducted with Tunisian president Ben Ali.

UAE: Hijab as a marketing ploy

Abayachic questions the use of hijab as a marketing ploy.

Palestine: A Student's Tour Of Gaza

Lina Al Sharif, blogging at 360 km2 of Chaos, describes the trip around Gaza that she made with her university friends, and shows us a video of some of the...

Israel/Palestine: Bloggers Talk

Velveteen Rabbi reports from an Israel-Palestine Blogger Panel in Washington, DC.

Saudi Arabia: Stuff Saudi People Like

Find out what Stuff Saudi People Like on this blog.

Tunisia elections: Fairness and Impartiality !!?

Tunisian President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali won a fifth term with 89.62 per cent of the over all votes. His party, the Democratic Constitutional Rally won 161 out of...

Syria: Hyperlink Podcast Caters to the Arabic Tech Crave

Hyperlink Podcast is received with enthusiasm among Syrian bloggers as one of the best technology podcasts available in Arabic. Created weekly by two Syrian blogging brothers, Mohammad and Beshr Kayyali,...

Israel: “Ordinary Racism” In Media Coverage

Approximately 20 per cent of the country's population, the Palestinian citizens of Israel (also known as Israeli Arabs) argue that they are discriminated against in many aspects of life. The...

UAE: Sending a Child to School

Sending a child to school for the first time, could be difficult on many parents. Palestinian Eman, who lives in the UAE, discusses her thoughts and feelings on her son's...

UAE: Desperate Housewife

Palestinian Eman, who lives in the UAE, discusses her life as a ‘deperate’ housewife, whose life and work rotates around her home.

Tunisia: Al Jazeera and France

From Tunisia, Farhat Al Tunisi remarks [Ar]: “The similarity between the news on Tunisia that the occupying French media and Al Jazeera broadcast has reached a point which makes you...

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Liberalism

Majid Al Hamdan [Ar], from Saudi Arabia, shares the story of Saudi liberalism in this post.

Bahrain: Bahraini Inventors

Bahraini inventors? Mahmood Al Yousif finds them in this post.

Algeria: The Culture of Rioting

The Moor Next Door takes a closer look at the culture of rioting in Algeria: “A decade of national reconciliation has produce a society where young men riot by night...

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