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· March, 2010

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from March, 2010

30 March 2010

Lebanon: The Adventures of Salwa

Sweden: Parliament Recognizes the Assyrian Genocide

The Swedish Parliament has recognized as genocide the massacres that took place within the Ottoman Empire from 1913 to 1920 against the Armenian, Assyrian and Pontic Greek population - an...

Arab World: Earth Hour Marked Across the Region

Earth Hour is an annual event celebrated on the last Saturday in March. Awareness of Earth Hour has been spreading throughout the world since its inception in Australia in 2007....

24 March 2010

Palestine: Anger At Opening Of Hurva Synagogue

Last week the rebuilt Hurva, or Ruin, Synagogue was opened in the old city of Jerusalem, amidst a wave of protests by Palestinians. The opening has been denounced by a...

23 March 2010

USA: In Census, Only Some Races Count

Census forms are being delivered to all U.S. households this month, but some citizens complain that the question on race does not offer enough answers to give an accurate picture...

22 March 2010

Morocco: A Photo Competition

Iran: New wave of blogger arrests

Another wave of blogger arrests has been reported in Iran but the details are murky. The leader of an anti-censorship group named Iran Proxy, and the founder of blog hosting...

Iran: Iranians marked holiday under surveillance

Iranians marked, Charshanbeh Soori, a holiday that leads up to the Persian new year under the watchful eyes of riot police Tuesday night, after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei the Islamic Republic's...

UAE: Skin Whitening Cream

21 March 2010

Dubai: Iranian Blogger Omid Reza Mirsayafi Remembered

About 40 young people from all four corners of the world came together in a cafe in Dubai and remembered the first anniversary of the death of Iranian Omid Reza...

Morocco: Tramway Line Reopens in Rabat

Azerbaijan: Reflections on Novruz

This weekend marked the official start of Novruz, the Zoroastrian holiday marking the beginning of spring. Bloggers comment on the festival.

Lebanon: Runaway Maids

Lebanon: Billboards for Mothers’ Day

Lebanon: Baysour's Oasis Hoax

Lebanon: World's Richest Man Dropped By

Lebanon: Special Photographs

Lebanon: Environmental Awarness

Lebanon: Shankaboot, first Arabic webdrama

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