Stories about Iraq from July, 2007
Iraq's national football team won the Asian Cup, an event which brought joy to Iraqis at home and around the world. Sufferings, death, sectarian divisions and repercussions against Iraqis celebrating abroad were also captured in the reactions rounded up by Salam Adil from the Iraqi blogosphere.
Child refugees in Iraq are desperate in Syria, reports Alive in Baghdad.
Iraq and Libertarianism is the subject of Algerian blogger Nouri‘s latest post.
Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif congratulates Iraq on winning the Asian Cup Championship (football).
... or Kicking off at the Iraqi Blogodrome. It's a football special today. With Iraq through to the finals of the Asian Cup bloggers are alight with comment on the national team. And there's more, read about how one Iraqi blogger has had enough of blogging; how to survive a trip through Baghdad International Airport; what it is like to have the Iraqi army move in next door; Why Iraqi oil is so critical to the world and much,much more. And, if you read to the end, why one blogger got banned from YouTube. Today's side quotes are from Iraqi poet and blogger April Girl.
Jordan and Syria are calling for international help to deal with the escalating crisis with the influx of Iraqi refugees, writes Natasha Tynes from Jordan.
In this week's round-up from Egypt there are so many intertwined stories. One blogger is asking: what is the relation between soccer and terrorism? We also have an interesting story by Isis, (Egypt-The Reality), who is helping a drug addict because of a blog post. Egypt-Napoleon's history is being profiled in a new blog and can a new fatwa (religious opinion) bring imprisoned Egyptian blogger Karim Amer back to life? There is also a follow up on the 11-year-old mother by Zeinobia.
Iraqi blogger Sunshine writes about how the victory of the Iraqi football team has brought Iraqis together.
Algerian Nouri comments on an op-ed written by former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad in the Washington Post.
Ladybird from Iraq questions the preferential treatment Dubai is getting from the US when it comes to trafficking children.
Iraqi Omar talks about the ‘special’ treatment being met to Iraqis travelling to Jordan.
Window on Eurasia writes about a recent demonstration by the Assyrians in front of the Iraqi embassy in Moscow, against the mistreatment of Assyrians and other Christians in Iraq.
Iraqi hackers yesterday attacked Perisan blog.com,the most important blog service in country, according to Iranian news sites.Hackers wrote “anti Iranian” slogans.According to managers of Persian blog service,hackers could not get any information or data from blogs.
Voices of Iraq is a new movie filmed and directed by the people of Iraq, explains Konfused Iraqi Kid here.
The oil control issue in the Northern Iraq/Southern Kurdistan city of Kirkuk is again at the forefront of Kurdish bloggers' fingertips. With large oil companies and the US pushing for the passing of a regulatory oil law in Iraq, fears reignite that a sinister "Plan B" might be launched in order to gain control of the oil reserves...involving a Turkish incursion into the region.
Leopolis comments on a recent op-ed in San Fransisco Chronicle, comparing US policies towards Iraq and Ukraine.
Neurotic Iraqi Wife writes about stomach troubles in her travels here.
Politics is the order of the day this week. Events in Iraq can be confusing at the best of times - so why not let Iraqi bloggers put things straight. But it is not all dry subjects, I also have snipers in Baghdad, two weddings and a funeral. And, if read to the end, the kittens are back!
The bodies of three American soldiers were found in a swimming pool in Baghdad. Ladybird reads behind the headlines and gives us a map of where she suspects the bodies were discovered.
Alive in Baghdad updates us on the plight of Palestinians in Iraq here.