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· August, 2007

Stories about Iraq from August, 2007

Iraqi Insurgency

30 August 2007

Abu Aardvark (Marc Lynch) updates us on the latest news about the insurgency in Iraq.

Jordan: I Hate Iraqis Group on Facebook

29 August 2007

“When was created, its creators never thought it would one day be a place for racist fights,” writes Jordanian Ahmad Al Ghasmary, who writes about his disappointment with the “I Hate Iraqis” group formed by Jordanians.

Iraq: Fishing and Bombs

28 August 2007

Iraqi blogger Sunshine finally managed to go on a fishing trip she has been hoping for for so long. Don't miss the photographs accompanying the post.

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Arabeyes: Just a Pretty Face

27 August 2007

Miss South Carolina's response in the Miss USA Pageant to a question on why a fifth of US students couldn't locate their country on the map was the butt of jokes on Middle Eastern blogs today. Here's a quick review of what some bloggers had to say about her ramblings.

Iran:Fox Attacks

26 August 2007

Robert Greenwald's short film, “FOX Attacks: Iran“, outlines “the evidence from the station's own broadcasts, comparing their reporting before the Iraq war with what they are saying now about Iran.”

Iraqi Student in India

23 August 2007

An American drama teacher in India writes about her encounter with a new Iraqi student, who hopes to stage a play.

Syria: On PM Maliki's Visit

23 August 2007

Sasa from The Syria News Wire reports that Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki praises Syria's cooperation, during his three-day visit to Damascus this week. “He says Syria's co-operation is helping to stabilise Iraq. The US accuses Damascus of the exact opposite.”

Syria: Iraqi Refugee Crisis

22 August 2007

Alive in Baghdad brings us yet another heartbreaking story about the suffering of Iraqi refugees in Syria and suggests ways of helping them in this post.

Iraq: Witness to a Car Explosion

21 August 2007

Iraqi blogger Sunshine was terrified by a car bomb which rocked her neighbourhood, shattering the windows of her house, hours before a scheduled fishing trip for the family.

Iraq: Shame on Britain!

18 August 2007

“I have a few words for the govt of Britain. Shame on you Britain for abandoning the only people that believed in helping you. Shame on you for refusing them entry to your country. Shame on you. I shake my head with disgust,” writes Neurotic Iraqi Wife in this post.

Jordan: Where's the Applause?

17 August 2007

Natasha Tynes from Jordan writes that her country will be accepting 50,000 Iraqi children in schools and wonders: “Where's the applause?”

Iraq: Abu Ghraib Attack

17 August 2007

Ladybird from Iraq posts a video of Iraqi ‘resistance’ forces attacking the infamous Abu Ghraib prison. She also reports that US forces killed two women and two children in Mada'in city.

Beyond Borders: Bloggers Face off over Jordanian Treatment of Iraqi Travellers

15 August 2007

The treatment of Iraqis at the Jordan's Queen Alia Airport has triggered a storm in the Middle Eastern blogosphere. What at first seemed to be a straight forward story of refugees being ill-treated by their neighbour's security guards has spawned into a Pan-Arab spat (the type of which is normally reserved for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict), writes Mohamed Nanabhay, who sifts through blogs to bring us what the uproar is all about.

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