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· August, 2007

Stories about Egypt from August, 2007

Ukraine: Crimea

On the last day of summer, here's a translation of LJ user drugoi's photo report on his trip to Crimea, one of the favorite summer tourism destinations in the Soviet...

Syria: Arab Bread Basket

Syria is the Arab bread basket of the Middle East, writes Egyptian D.B. Shobrawy, who adds that the Arab country is sharing the spoils with neighbours hit by a wheat...

Egypt: Mubarak Deathwatch

“(F)or over a week now the Egyptian (non-state) media has gone into another one of its Mubarak deathwatch modes,” writes Issandr El Amrani, from Egypt.

Egypt: Princess Diana's Death

Egyptian Zeinobia marks the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death with this post.

Egypt: Complaining for Change

Something I love about Egyptian blogs is our tendency to complain. Firstly because we're Egyptian and its our nature and secondly because we have so much to complain about. Among...

Egypt: Inferiority Complex

D.B. Shobrawy reflects on what he describes as the Egyptian inferiority complex in this post. “..many Egyptians have an inferiority complex in regards to their Egyptian identity. Somewhere in our...

Egypt: Moulid Al Haggag

Egyptian Big Pharaoh takes us to the Moulid Al Haggag ceremony, offering us an explanation for the annual event and photographs.

Egypt: Mubarak's Health

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia shares her ideas on Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's health, treatments abroad and rumours of his death.

Egypt: Is Mubarak Dead?

“I got a call late tonight from a friend asking, “is Hosni Mubarak dead?” I dont quite know where he got his information from but supposedly there is a rumor...

Bahrain: Egypt Baha'ii Rights Video

A controversial video on Egypt's discrimination against Baha'iis is making the rounds, writes Esra'a from Bahrain.

Iran: Cheetah Project and Beautiful Sabalan

The celebrated photo blogger Mohammad Darvish dazzles our eyes with a beautiful shot of Sabalan mountains in Northwestern Iran. What a wonderful way to start the week and continuing coverage...

Egypt: Diplomats Destroy History

Elijah Zarwan links to an article about how European diplomats in Egypt destroyed a 40 million old UNESCO Heritage Site in Egypt's Whale Valley.

Egypt: Aliens Myth

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia says that aliens do not exist in this post.

Egypt: Rape Apologists

Egyptian Eman loathes rape apologists and this is why.

Arabeyes: Just a Pretty Face

Miss South Carolina's response in the Miss USA Pageant to a question on why a fifth of US students couldn't locate their country on the map was the butt of...

Egypt: Cultureligious Curse

The Big Pharaoh from Egypt describes the outlawed practice of female circumcision as a ‘cultureligious curse.’

Africa: the “soon-to-be” presidents’ sons.

Fodé-Moussa Keita links to an article that presents sons of African presidents who are groomed to take over the presidency (fr).

Egypt: Blogging for Civil and Religious Freedoms

The struggle for personal freedoms is ongoing in Egypt and the nation's bloggers continue to demand the liberty of citizens. Whether it be religious freedom or freedom from the wrath...

Blogging for democracy around the world

Antony Loewenstein is a Sydney-based freelance journalist, author and blogger. He is currently writing a book on "Democracy and Blogging" and recently traveled to Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia...

Egypt: Widespread Torture

Elijah Zarwan links to a human rights report on widespread torture in Egypt.

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