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· January, 2009

Stories about Egypt from January, 2009

30 January 2009

Egypt: Hijacked ship will be blown up

A few weeks after confirming the hijacking of an Egyptian ship by pirates of Somalia, Zeinobia reminds us again with the current status. On one hand, according to the crew's...

MENA: Reflections on Obama's Al Arabiya Interview

It came as a surprise to many people that US President Barack Obama gave his first formal interview as president to an Arab television channel. Some were optimistic with Obama's...

28 January 2009

Egypt: “Kleenex” Literature at the Cairo International Bookfair

With more than 15 new titles, Egyptian bloggers took the 2009 Cairo International Book Fair by storm. Conventional writers label bloggers' literature as “Kleenex” Literature. Marwa Rakha reviews reactions from...

Erin Brockovich wanted in Egypt

Egyptian Blogger sued for slander and looses. Zeinobia wrote about Tamer Mabrouk who blogs from Port Said and who published a report supported by photography showing how “Trust Chemical Industries”...

Arab World: “We Stopped Saying Israel…”

A message on Twitter calling upon Arabs to stop saying Israel has snowballed into a movement across the Arab world, in this latest twist of the ongoing online war following...

27 January 2009

Egyptians are Going Local

Inji, an avid Egyptian blogger and young economist who is distraught by the numerous emails and SMS messages calling for boycotting products, decided to “boycott the boycott” and take it...

23 January 2009

Egypt: Bloggers Divided over Geert Wilders

Amsterdam Appeals Court decided that Geert Wilders, Dutch MP, will be put on trial for his views on Islam. Wilders, and his movie had caused a huge anger wave last...

22 January 2009

Middle East: Boycott as a Political Weapon

Many people across the Middle East have decided to boycott Israeli and American products in response to the Israeli war on Gaza. Tarek Amr reviews what bloggers have to say...

Egypt: Al Jazeera or Al Arabiya

Egypt: Bye Bye Bush

Egypt: Blogger Facing Lawsuit

The Egyptian Bloggers Bookfair

With more than 15 new titles, Egyptian bloggers take the 2009 Cairo International Book Fair by storm. Marwa Rakha reports how bloggers are planning to organise group visits to make...

21 January 2009

Global: Morocco Closes Caracas Embassy

Morocco announced this week that it would close its embassy in Venezuela due to Venezuela's recognition of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), the territory also known as the "Western...

15 January 2009

Syria: Arab Leaders Can't Come Together, Not Even into a Room

As the aggression on Gaza enters its third week, Arab Leaders fail to agree on the need of holding an emergency summit for the member countries of the Arab League...

14 January 2009

Egypt: Airport Policeman Captured Throwing Bag at Toddler

Award winning Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas posted a video taken by a tourist at an airport in Egypt, where a policeman is seen throwing a bag at a crowd and...

12 January 2009

MENA: Israel and the Use of White Phosphorous in Gaza

The world is looking on in shock at the devastating photographs taken of Gaza victims - some of whom are deformed beyond recognition. Human Rights Watch is also calling upon...

Egypt: Heikal on Gaza

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