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· November, 2010

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from November, 2010

Caucasus: Revelations & Confusion over Cablegate

As the media worldwide reveals revelation after revelation with the gradual release of over 251,000 leaked U.S. Embassy cables over the coming weeks, there were also some items of specific...

Jordan: Wikileaks’ “Cablegate” Raises Questions

The recent Wikileaks release, known as "Cablegate," featured several quotations from Jordanian officials, as well as large numbers of cables from the U.S. Embassy in Amman. Jordanian tweeters had varied...

Middle East: The Not-So-Secret US Embassy Secret Cables

While mainstream media across the Arab world gave the secret US Embassy cables released yesterday the cold shoulder, bloggers and Twitter users from the Middle East found much needed material...

Morocco: Danish journalist deported for Western Sahara fishing story

A Danish journalist who did a radio story on the European Union paying Morocco for fish from Western Sahara was deported from Morocco two days after arriving. His computer hard...

Palestine: Views on the New NATO Strategy

Palestinian-American Mazin Qumsiyeh shares his views on the new NATO strategy adopted recently at Mideast Youth.

Iraq: Connecting the Dots

Iraq, Lebanon and South Africa. What have they all got in common? IraqPundit connects the dots in this post.

Iraq: Depressing Reading Material

“Going daily through material related to post liberated Iraq leaves me hopeless, enraged, traumatized, gasping in horror at the extent of the hideous, heinous, grotesque acts that have been committed...

Iraq: A Visit to Sumawah

IraqiDentist shares with us snippets of his visit to Sumawah here.

Iraq: Who is Killing the Christians?

Iraqi Layla Anwar points fingers at who could be behind the massacre of Christians in Iraq.

Israel: HajAhalin Tribe Speaks Out

JoeSettler, at The Muqata, blogs about an interview with Sheikh Ahmed Abu-Mashhur, head of the 140,000 strong HajAhalin tribe, scattered across Palestine, Jordan and Israel.

Israel: At the Police Station

David, from Israelity, shares his experience at a police station.

Palestine/Israel: What will you be thankful for in 2018?

“What will you be thankful for in 2018?” asks the OneVoice blog, an international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their...

Iraq: A Kidnapped Uncle

Iraqi Sunshine shares the ordeal of her kidnapped uncle in this post. Find out if the kidnappers took the ransom and released her uncle.

Lebanon: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Adon posts (Ar) that the demonstration which took place to protest the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Lebanon last week, should have included all of the Lebanese and...

Egypt: Much Ado About the Parliamentary Elections

With the Egyptian parliamentary elections around the corner, candidates, as well as their parties, are using all the ethical and non-ethical weapons in order to win. And Egyptian bloggers, on...

Lebanon: Man Sentenced for Abusing Domestic Worker

Mount Lebanon criminal court sentenced a Lebanese to six years hard labor, reduced to three years prison term, for attempting to rape a Filipino domestic worker in his place of work,...

Jordan: Reactions to a New Government

After the announcement of Jordan's new government, Jordanians react to the new ministers via Twitter and blogs.

Lebanon: Warmer than usual

Seif and Beirut writes about the warmer than usual weather in Lebanon around this time of the year and its possible effects on water supply and other environmental issues.

Lebanon: Lebneneez Calendar 2011

Artist and blogger Nadine Feghaly posts about the collaboration of 12 Lebanese artists who made a calendar out of their illustrations of their favourite Lebanese saying.

Lebanon: Blogoshpere Embraces LGBT Bloggers

“…as blogging in general is becoming more and more popular in Lebanon, so are Lebanese LGBT blogs. The blogs are very new, less than a year old… The themes of...

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