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· June, 2006

Stories about Iraq from June, 2006

Arabisc: Arabic Bloggers Ken, War and Women Rights

30 June 2006

Summer holidays, women rights, war in Iraq and war in Palestine. These are some of the permanent scene in the Arabic language blogsphere these days. Here is some of what few bloggers said: The daily life of a normal Iraqi is not what one can wish to go through. Tara...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

30 June 2006

Its been a fascinating week – with so much to read I don't know where to begin. So here is my best effort. Read how the a mainstream media company created a blog that actually matters, how one Iraqi blogger wants to make peace with Israel, how bloggers rate the...

Poland: Troops to be Relocated from Iraq to Afghanistan

29 June 2006

The beatroot writes that 500 Polish troops are being transfered from Iraq to Afghanistan: “This will be a much more dangerous mission than the one the Poles got involved in, in the quiet area of central Iraq near Babylon after the invasion to oust Saddam.”


28 June 2006

No tricks or wittiness today folks, here is just the straight skinny on the Kurdish Blogosphere. Hiwa Hopes this week gives a great link to an article about the frustration of a Kurdish immigrant to the UK about the lack of mixer taps. And honestly, I didn't know that the...

Iraq: Reconciliation initiative, born dead

26 June 2006

LadyBird commenting on latest developments in Iraq said: Maliki’s initiative for dialogue and national reconciliation included many positive points such as the disarming militias, stop torture and the release of detainees, but it is not expected to achieve any results in terms of halting security deterioration because the plan was...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

24 June 2006

We have had enough. The fearsome nights are stifling us and we now have come to hate the Fall [of Baghdad]; we hate Liberation; we hate Sunnis; we hate Shiites; we hate turbans and sidaras; we hate Jihad and Jihadists, resistance and resistors; we hate concrete; we hate streets and...

Iraq: “Brilliant” new blog!

21 June 2006

At Iraq Blog Count a group of contributors keep a tally of, yes, you've guessed it, blogs in Iraq. The latest addition, Baghdad Chronicle, gets a rave review: Woah, I don't know how this one slipped through IBC's collective radar. Miraj has been blogging since January and the blog description...


21 June 2006

Normally I try to find a reoccurring theme for my weeklies, however this week turned out to be a bit of a Kurdish hodge-podge. Sami from Iraqi Thoughts writes some ranting tidbits about Saddam, Al Zarqawi and his new outlook for the future: I think that I am chaning in...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

16 June 2006

Today I will concentrate on politics. And before you switch off, let me point out that when it comes to politics, Iraqi bloggers will both surprise and entertain and certainly not bore. So on with the show. If you read no other post this week read these Morbid Smile posts...

Kurdistance: Wednesday?

14 June 2006

Today is Wednesday, correct? I just came back from organizing a conference for work and well…my mental faculities are not up to their normal snuff. So today, we will quickly review the top five posts from the Kurdish blogosphere. #1-Sami from An Iraqi's Thoughts is back writing again after a...

Iraq: Iraqi in Jordan

14 June 2006

Zeyad is in Amman, and what he describes is not what Jordanians might agree to. He said: “Amman is the same as I left it last time. An ever expanding bustling city that gives the false impression of modernity and a progressive, enlightened society. Yet, every Jordanian I spoke to...

Iraq: Anti-Zarqawi

13 June 2006

The anti-Zarqawi-lovers sentiment is getting stronger in the region, especially in Iraq and Jordan where Zarqawi and his gangs committed their worst crimes, Omar said.

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

11 June 2006

Phew, what a week in Iraq blogs. The assassination of Zarqawi caused a flood of blog posts and this on top of another flood of quality thoughts from the Iraqi bloggers. Here is the cream of the crop. And read on to find out why one blogger wants to send...

Zarqawi: More Blogger Reactions

9 June 2006

The blogs keep analysing… Baghdad Treasure was at a press conference near the Iraqi parliament when the news broke. And he was happy. “We held our breath for a second and then a loud “Mabrook” [Congratulations] was said by one of the radio stations reporters. Few minutes later, journalists started...

Exploding at the Iraqi Blogodrome

8 June 2006

Finally a piece of news that mainstream media and blogs generally agree with. This morning the Iraqi Prime Minister announce that “We have eliminated Zarqawi”. And the news hit like an explosion on the Iraqi blogs. Among the first to break with the news was Truth About Iraqi's. Hell awaits...

Iraq: Ishaqi Crime

5 June 2006

Because of the quantity of articles and opinions that appeared in the media about Haditha crime, one thing you need to know… many missed about Ishaqi crime, LadyBird said.

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

3 June 2006

When it comes to food, I know where I would rather live. And, those of you who have never eaten ‘Masgoof’ before or tried Iraqi fruit and vegetables, will not understand me when I say that as far as food is concerned Iraq is the most civilized countries in the...

Arabisc: Arabic Bloggers Ken

2 June 2006

This week in the Arabic Language blogsphere: Let’s start with the hard stuff. Tara from Iraq, has some rare seen images: Tara then writes: أحاول ،كل يوم ، ان اطرد صور الناس الذين اراهم في عملي عندما ارجع الى البيت ، و لكن تأتي أيام تبقى فيها بعض الصور في...

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