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· January, 2007

Stories about Egypt from January, 2007

Israeli Ambassador to Egypt ‘Can't Stand Security Measures’

  31 January 2007

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia is in stitches that the Israeli Ambassador to her country has left his residence in Maadi Suburb because of the Maadi Slayer. “Oh yes the Israeli Ambassador and his family pack their bags to stay in the Embassy in Giza area near the Zoo because of the...

Egypt: January Bookfair

  31 January 2007

Blogger Baheya is back from the Book Fair, with three books in tow. “I’ve plucked only three of the most prominent features this year, two worthwhile new novels and a marvellous book lifted straight from the texture of daily life,” she wrote, giving us an interesting review of the books!

Egypt: New head for Kifaya Movement

  31 January 2007

Egyptian opposition movement Kifaya will have a new activist at its helm after the resignation of George Ishaq, reports Arabist. The new frontman is Dr Abdel Wahab Al Messiri.

Egypt: The History of Nimrod

  31 January 2007

Blogger Tom Gara gives us a brief history of Nimrod and Zionism following a brief research after the funny looks he got on the metro while singing to himself.

Arabisc: Egyptian Bloggers Tie the Knot

  29 January 2007

Like in Egyptian movies, there is a thin line between imagination and reality in Egypt, where two politically active bloggers get close to each other at an anti-government rally, then fall in love and finally get married. Blogger Albara Ashraf reports this happy story, without failing to conjure some of...

Arabisc: Hijab-clad Doll Under Fire in Tunisia

  25 January 2007

This is Fulla, the Hijab-clad Arab Muslim adaptation of the decadent West's Barbie doll. Our Barbie wears the Hijab (head scarf) and Islamic attire – a long dress with long sleeves. While she is a blessing to many parents in the Muslim world who are happy to see their children...

Lebanon At the Brink of a Civil War

  25 January 2007

Lebanon is at the brink of a civil war, writes Jordanian blogger Tololy. To add insult to injury, she adds: “There is occupation and civil war in Iraq, occupation and apartheid in Palestine, internal turmoil in Egypt, war in Somalia, multiple problems in Jordan, backwardness in Saudi Arabia, armed division...

Egypt: Sandmonkey Investigates 24

  24 January 2007

Egypt's leading blogger Sandmonkey has decided to investigate hit series 24 as he heard it was “insane, and according to some people superly racist against Muslims and Arabs”! He has since promised to engage himself in “seriously dumb & awesome entertainment for 5 straight continous hours.”

Egypt: Protest Against Atrocities Committed by Police

  24 January 2007

Egyptain blogger Asad informs us of a protest being organised to rally support against atrocitites being committed by Egyptian police at present (Ar). The protest is being held tomorrow (Thursday – January 25) to coincide with celebrations being held to commemorate the Egyptian Police Day.

Egypt: Spotlight on Beirut

  24 January 2007

Egyptian blogger Zenobia gives us her two cents on her assessment of the situation in Lebanon. “I don't know why they insist of labeling the opposition with Hezbollah as if they want to scare the west from it,” she writes.

Abu Aardvark: Spotlight on the Sunni-Shia Question

  23 January 2007

Abu Aardvark sheds some light on the Shia-Sunni conflict, following a visit to Egypt. His comments are timely considering the increasing human toll from the civil war in Iraq with Iran being accused of instigating sectarian strife in the Arab world.

Saddam execution video re-ignites death penalty debates worldwide

  6 January 2007

Over the past four months, we've tried to feature and contextualise videos we felt should be seen and debated by a wider audience. Today's featured human rights video is something completely new. You may be one of the millions who have sought it out online – or you may have...

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