Stories about Iraq from August, 2007
Abu Aardvark (Marc Lynch) updates us on the latest news about the insurgency in Iraq.
Iraqi blogger Ladybird reports that Saudi Arabia has banned pan-Arab Saudi-owned newspaper Al Hayat in the kingdom.
“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 “I Hate Iraqis” group formed by Jordanians.
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.
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.
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.”
Neurotic Iraq Wife keeps us abreast with developments in the Green Zone, Baghdad.
Morbid Smile from Iraq has caught up with the mobile blogging bug.
An American drama teacher in India writes about her encounter with a new Iraqi student, who hopes to stage a play.
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.”
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.
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.
Iraqi Pundit criticises President Nouri Al Malki's policies and brands them as ‘sectarian.’
Aunt Najma from Iraq writes about how much she misses college in this post.
“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.
Natasha Tynes from Jordan writes that her country will be accepting 50,000 Iraqi children in schools and wonders: “Where's the applause?”
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.
Iraqi Khalid Jarrar writes about ways in which people can help needy Iraqis in this post.
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.
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.