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· August, 2007

Stories about Iraq from August, 2007

Iraqi Insurgency

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

Iraq: Saudi Bans Al Hayat

Iraqi blogger Ladybird reports that Saudi Arabia has banned pan-Arab Saudi-owned newspaper Al Hayat in the kingdom.

Jordan: I Hate Iraqis Group on Facebook

“When Facebook.com 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...

Iraq: Fishing and Bombs

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.

Arabeyes: Just a Pretty Face

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...

Iran:Fox Attacks

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.”

Iraq: The Aging GreenZone

Neurotic Iraq Wife keeps us abreast with developments in the Green Zone, Baghdad.

Iraq: Mobile Blogging

Morbid Smile from Iraq has caught up with the mobile blogging bug.

Iraqi Student in India

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

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...

Syria: Iraqi Refugee Crisis

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

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: Sectarian Policies

Iraqi Pundit criticises President Nouri Al Malki's policies and brands them as ‘sectarian.’

Iraq: Missing College

Aunt Najma from Iraq writes about how much she misses college in this post.

Iraq: Shame on Britain!

“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...

Jordan: Where's the Applause?

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

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...

How to Help Needy Iraqis

Iraqi Khalid Jarrar writes about ways in which people can help needy Iraqis in this post.

Iraq: Journalist Murder Mystery

Alive in Baghdad narrates how an Iraqi journalist — Suhad Shakir — was shot dead in her car while driving and how her murder still remains a mystery.

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

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...

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