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· November, 2010

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from November, 2010

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Jordan: Wikileaks’ “Cablegate” Raises Questions

  29 November 2010

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.

Iraq: Connecting the Dots

  28 November 2010

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

Iraq: Depressing Reading Material

  28 November 2010

“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.

Israel: HajAhalin Tribe Speaks Out

  28 November 2010

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.

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

  28 November 2010

“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.

Iraq: A Kidnapped Uncle

  28 November 2010

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

  28 November 2010

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...

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Egypt: Much Ado About the Parliamentary Elections

  27 November 2010

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.

Lebanon: Man Sentenced for Abusing Domestic Worker

  26 November 2010

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.

Lebanon: Warmer than usual

  25 November 2010

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

  25 November 2010

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

  25 November 2010

“…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...

Lebanon: Blogging Lebanon – the Convention

  25 November 2010

“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.

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