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· October, 2009

Stories about Egypt from October, 2009

29 October 2009

Egypt: The top 10 most influential people

Gamal Mubarak, son of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak -- who is expected to succeed his father -- was among the 2009 TIME 100 Finalists. Egyptian bloggers have their say in...

Egypt: Egyptian Male Blogger Orders Artificial Hymen

So much was said and written about the artificial virginity hymen kit - that Egyptian male blogger Mohamed Al Rahhal just had to buy one. Marwa Rakha brings us the...

17 October 2009

Egypt: Campaign Against Abusive Publishers

An Egyptian blogger and author has had it with dealing with unscrupulous publishers and is taking the initiative to make the voices of authors not given a chance a a...

16 October 2009

Israel:Blog Action Day for the Environment

On Blog Action Day, October 15, Israeli bloggers were already looking ahead to October 24 when environmental organizations, activists, and bloggers too, are planning a day of climate change protest...

13 October 2009

Egypt: Coptic history wanted

Arab-American Blogger Leila Abu-Saba Mourned

Lebanese-American blogger Leila Abu-Saba has died after a long battle with cancer. Bloggers who have interacted with her over the years recall her merits and endless quest for peace.

10 October 2009

Egypt: Nobel Prize for Hope

MENA: Where is Obama's Peace?

He's done it again and this time he has won the Nobel Peace Prize, much to everyone's surprise - including his own. US President Barack Obama's prize has sparked a...

9 October 2009

Egypt: No Accolades for Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

Egyptian bloggers and Twitter users welcomed US President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize with shock and surprise: How can the president of a country waging wars against far away countries...

Egypt: Niqab Ban Stirs Controversy

Egypt's top leading Islamic leader, Sheikh Mohammed Tantawi told a 13-year-old student to uncover her face, saying it was not part of the religious obligations of Muslim women. A few...

8 October 2009

Egypt: Amending the marriage certificate to protect rape victims

Will Egypt import Chinese Hymens?

An artifical hymen kit is now available in the market. Egyptian law makers have banned the product while bloggers continue to debate the cons and pros of this Chinese 'invention'...