Stories about Middle East & North Africa from November, 2010
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 interest in the South Caucasus.
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 initial reactions to the latest leak from the whistle-blower site.
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 to chew on.
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 drive and SIM card were confiscated.
Palestinian-American Mazin Qumsiyeh shares his views on the new NATO strategy adopted recently at Mideast Youth.
Iraq, Lebanon and South Africa. What have they all got in common? IraqPundit connects the dots in this post.
“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 and are still committed in the name of Freedom,” writes Iraqi blogger Layla Anwar.
IraqiDentist shares with us snippets of his visit to Sumawah here.
Iraqi Layla Anwar points fingers at who could be behind the massacre of Christians in Iraq.
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.
David, from Israelity, shares his experience at a police station.
“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 elected representatives toward a two-state solution.
Iraqi Sunshine shares the ordeal of her kidnapped uncle in this post. Find out if the kidnappers took the ransom and released her uncle.
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 not only Armenians. He asserts that the demand to recognize the Armenian Genocide or any other genocide should not be...
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 the other hand, are watching, reporting, and sometimes participating in the ongoing war.
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, reports Ethiopian Suicides.
After the announcement of Jordan's new government, Jordanians react to the new ministers via Twitter and blogs.
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.
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.
“…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 the blog are as diverse as the Lebanese LGBT community itself,” wrote Daisy, who also linked to some of the...
“After its unfortunate cancellation last May due to student protests at the American University of Beirut, AUB's Online Collaborative is announcing the relaunch of AUB's First Lebanese Bloggers Convention, now renamed to Blogging Lebanon,” writes Moudz, who posts details about the event.