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· December, 2008

Stories about Iraq from December, 2008

Kurdistance: Celebrating the Night of Winter

Kurdish blogger Rasti wishes a Happy Şeva Zistanê to all. Şeva Zistanê translates into “The Night of Winter” and is celebrated on the Winter Solstice.

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Muntazer al-Zaidy Reaction

The Armenian Observer rounds up reaction to Muntazer al-Zaidy's attack on outgoing U.S. President George W. Bush in Iraq. Meanwhile, IN MUTATIONE FORTITUDO asks whether such an incident could have...

Southeast Asia: The shoe, the shoe

Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi will be known for a long time as the shoe thrower. He who succeeded in throwing a pair of shoes at U.S. President George Bush last...

China: Journalist Throws Shoe At Bush, Chinese Reactions

Ping from ChinaMACK translates a post from tianya that shows the forum users’ reactions towards the incident of Iraqi Journalist's protest against Bush by throwing shoes.

MENA: Shoe Throwing Games posts links to recent cartoons and online games in reference to the President Bush shoe throwing incident.

Palestine: Broken Ribs for Iraqi Shoe Thrower

Palestinian Pundit reports that the reporter who threw his shoes at President Bush had his arm and several ribs broken by Iraqi security agents.

George Bush and Iraq: ‘Shoe'denfreude?

Will this become one of those moments in history? In years to come will you recount to your grand children where you were when an Iraqi journalist, Montather Al-Zeidi, threw...

North Africa: Regarding the Shoe Tossing

The Moor Next Door deconstructs the cultural implications of having a pair of shoes thrown at you: “In either case, the insult is obvious: Few people of any culture would...

Iraq: Throwing Shoes at the President Kurdish-style

In response to the recent throwing of shoes at US President Bush by an Iraqi journalist, Kurdish blogger Rasti adds the following suggestion: “If it had been a Kurdish mother...

Iraq: Angry with Iraqis

Layla Anwar is angry with Iraqis and here‘s why.

Iraq: Not in the Mood for Eid and Special Occasions

Muslims around the world are marking Eid Al Adha, a religious festival which marks the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son to Allah and the end of the Hajj...

South Asian Laborers Duped Again in Iraq

After 12 Nepalese laborers had been kidnapped and murdered by Iraqi terrorist group Ansar al-Sunna in 2004, there was hope that officials in Iraq, United States and in Nepal would...

Egypt: Call for Commemorating Saddam Hussein

On the second anniversary of the execution of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, and in coordination with the Iraqi community in Cairo, five Egyptian political parties called for commemorating the...

Egypt: Wael Abbas refuses to meet President Bush

Egyptian blogger and activist Wael Abbas just announced on his blog that he turned down an invitation to meet up with Bush. Marwa Rakha translates his post from Arabic.

Iraq: “Let us live in peace”

Baghdad Dentist, from Iraq, fills us in on the situation at work and in Iraq, ending his post with: “i just like to forget and not hear or read explosions,bombs,terrorists,devastation...

Iraqis react to new pact on withdrawal of US troops

Inside Iraq, a blog maintained by Iraqi journalists, provides us with live reactions to what Iraqis said when they read about the Parliament passing a pact which will end the...

Iraq: Withdrawal of US Troops Blueprint

Raed in the Middle, from Iraq, provides us with a ‘rough’ translation of an agreement between Iraq and US on the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.

Iraq: Political Developments

From Iraq, The Mesopotamian shares his feelings on political developments in his country in this post.

Iraq: No Classes Before Eid

A Star from Mosul, in Iraq, writes about the cancellation of classes a week before Eid. Read her post to find out why.

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