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· April, 2007

Stories about Iraq from April, 2007

Iraq: The Sound of Bombs

30 April 2007

“If this morning’s blasts have an explanation last night’s explosions remain of unknown origin and nature. Last night there were more than two dozen explosions that could be heard from somewhere around the city. Some sounded like artillery shelling, others like air strikes. There’s still no word anywhere about what...

Arabeyes: On Selling a Palestinian Kidney and Changing the Israeli Flag

30 April 2007

Do you want to know why a Palestinian wants to sell his kidney, or what had happened to the bicycle of a Lebanese blogger on September 10, 2001? What is more difficult: returning home after living abroad for five years or demanding that Israel changes its flag just as the Kurds want to change the Iraqi flag? And last but not least: why does Ala'a Abdulfattah - the Godfather of Egyptian bloggers - say he isn't and was never a blogger? To know more, read on.

Iraq: Why are the Democrats Doing This?

28 April 2007

Iraqi blogger Omar doesn't mince his words when addressing the Democrats. “Why are the Democrats doing this?” he rants. Instead of trying to come up with ideas to help they try to halt the sincere effort to stabilize Iraq and rescue the Middle East from a catastrophe. I am Iraqi...

Iraq: The Wall of Segregation

28 April 2007

Iraqi blogger Emad Khadduri links to a post by another Iraqi blogger - Riverbend- on the controversial wall being erected around Iraqi towns. “According to plans the Iraqi puppets and Americans cooked up, it will ‘protect’ A'adhamiya, a residential/mercantile area that the current Iraqi government and their death squads couldn't...

Iraq: Al Maliki Snubbed by Saudi Arabia

27 April 2007

Iraqi blogger Ladybird debates why Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki was denied a visit to Saudi Arabia. While some claim it was for ‘technical’ reasons others say that he was snubbed because of his support for the Shia.

Iraq: Satirical Stats

27 April 2007

I have found a great Arabic Wiki called Beidipedia (lit. Eggepedia) about the Middle East in general but is predominantly focused upon Iraq, its approach is to present satirical items in the traditional neutral news/encyclopedia approach a la The Onion, writes Iraqi blogger Konfused Kid, who is based in Jordan.

Kurdistance: A Week Like Any Other

27 April 2007

The news coming out of the Kurdish blogs this week is as varied as the landscape of Kurdistan itself. From predictions on Syrian Kurd alliances with Israel, to censorship in Turkey; from explorations of Northern Iraq, to essays on intolerance, the Kurdish bloggers cover it all. But for this week, I think we will begin with why, to Kurds, April is considered as the "Bride of the Year".

Iraq: More on Hamas Iraq

26 April 2007

Abu Aardvark, aka Marc Lynch, links to an article by “Mohamed Abu Roman, one of the smartest Jordanian writers on Islamist issues, (who) turns his attention today to Hamas Iraq. Like me, Abu Roman places the appearance of Hamas Iraq directly within the context of the growing intellectual and political...

Iraq: The Wall Issue

25 April 2007

Iraqi blogger Omar tells us why the Adhamiya and other walls being erected in Iraq are becoming an issue and why they shouldn't be ignored. “First and foremost, I don’t know why “The Wall” is becoming such an issue now. Work to construct similar walls started weeks ago in the...

Iraq: Islammemo is Back

25 April 2007

Iraqi blogger Ladybird reports : “If anybody interested Islammemo (Arabic) back to business, it is unknown yet if (Saudi national) Alhajiri released form prison or not but the team managed to comeback. The 65-year-old Alhajiri is well known among among Arab news-addicted seekers. Started Islammemo in 2001 alone with two...

Iraq: Adhamiya Wall to Go Ahead

24 April 2007

Iraqi blogger Lady Bird says the building of the Adhamiya Wall, which circles a sunni enclave in Iraq, will go ahead. “Maliki’s chief of Baghdad security “Al-Assadi” said that the work on the wall will continues. CNN reported that all Iraqis Sunnis and Shiites expressed their anger about the occupiers...

Iraq: Oil Law Threats

24 April 2007

Iraq's new oil law threatens to tear apart the war-torn country even further, writes Raed Jarrar. “The law threatens Iraq unity through decentralizing the major authorities related to petroleum operations. Many Iraqis view the law as an “Iraq separation fund”. Many observers this that a number of Iraqi separatist leaders,...

Jordan: Al Jazeera Interview Confiscated

23 April 2007

Iraqi blogger Lady Bird claims that Jordanian authorities confiscated a tape containing an interview with Jordan's Prince Hassan from Al Jazeera‘s offices because of worries of the comments he made regarding his country's relations with Jordan. “This is one of the reasons that Al-Jazeera is special, other Arab media shall...

Iraq: End the War

23 April 2007

Iraqi blogger Mohammed asks: What did the last wave of terror attacks and the many crimes committed against our people all this time reveal? As for the media, he writes: “When shall they realize, if ever, that we are dealing with brutal crimes against humanity, a genocide against the people...

Bahrain: On the Great Wall of Adhamiya

23 April 2007

Bahraini blogger emoodz wonders whether the US got the inspiration for erecting the Great Wall of Adhamiya in Iraq from the movie 300. “So much for the democracy practiced in Iraq, a wall that is being built along sectarian lines against the will of the Iraqi people in hope of...

Iraq: Saudi Cyber Activist Jailed

20 April 2007

“A week ago the Saudi Arabia government closed Islammemo website ..its moderator Soyan Alhajeri in jail, the reason behind this action is still unknown but the only available information is the closure of website and jailing Alhajiri was a request from the Iraqi “Green Zone” government,” writes Iraqi blogger Lady...

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