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· September, 2005

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from September, 2005

Bahrain: Boycott of Israeli goods

Mahmood is convinced that Bahrain should ends primary boycott of Israeli goods.

Algeria: Ramadan Cuisine

Since the fasting month of Ramadan is getting close, Chef Farid Zadi of Algerian Cuisine blog is going to start posting some Ramadan Recipes.

Saudi Arabia: Jews and Zionism

Rani (a German lady married to a Saudi) of Not without my cat blog writes about Saudi Arabia's negative approach to Jews but describes the reason for the hatred of...

Qatar: Tayseer Allouni verdict in – 7 years in jail

Friends of Aljazeera says that journalist Tayseer Allouni has been sentenced to seven years in a Spanish prison and describe this as a blow to Arab media. It is speculated...

Kuwait Blogosphere Roundup

Parenting in Kuwait is so mixed. Q discusses how parents can easily leave their children with maids when they are young, and is concerned on how this influences the young...

Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

Neila talks about the International Buttefly Rally (in French) that is taking place in Tunisia from the 23rd to 27th of September. This rally is exclusively for women. The women...

Iran: Iranian Thanksgiving

Do you know the relation between Jashen Mehregan and the Christians Thanksgiving? This is what Ali Mostofi talks about here.

Egypt: Kefaya

Baheyya draws a quick portrait of Abdel Halim Qandil, a leader of the Kifaya movement (Arabic) and the editor-in-chief of Al Arabi, the mouthpiece of the Nasserist party and one...

Bahrain: Musical Missions

Zainab Alkhawaja praises the Musical Missions of Cameron and Kristina who have been around the Arab world. They have been to Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Palestine and Iraq. They talked to...

Jordan: Amman Nightlife

Dr. Marcy now in Amman says that unlike what Beirutis told her, there's night life in Amman.

Jordan: World Forum on Music

Hind Sabanekh is going to be among the only Arab Girls band to perform in the World Forum on Music, which is a global knowledge-building platform on music and society.

Palestine: Miss Seamiline Beauty Queen

Sabbah post some links to photos of ‘Miss Seamiline’ Beauty Queen contest, which toke place in the Israeli town of Gilo, near the West Bank town of Bethlehem. An event...

Israel: The Golden Calf

Is the modern State of Israel somehow a Golden Calf? Brad Brooks-Rubin's wonders whether some in the current Zionist movement actually “support” and “defend” Israel to the extent that they...

Iraq: American Policy in Iraq

Is the coalition against Iraq weakening? LB of Baghdad Dweller is saying that she could never imagine that the biggest American Allie in the M.E. (Saudi Arabia) could criticize the...

Iran: 25th Anniversary of the Iraqi-Iran war

Iranian Truth posts a flashback to the dark history of the Iraq/Iran war, which started on September 22, 1980 and ended on August 20, 1988 leaving behind est. 1,000,000-2,000,000 casualties

Egypt: Lowlights of Autumn

Autumn, the date harvest, summer flu, horse counting cows, all what you missed to see in the countryside of Egypt. Nice illustration by Maryanne, Living in Egypt.

Iranian Bloggers and Collective Blogging: From a Democratic Exercise to Defend Freedom of Speech

Iranian bloggers in last six months have started a new experience: Collective Blogging. Six months ago several bloggers from different places with diverse point of views came together and launched...

Jordan: Popcorn Mania

A recent attempt to break yet another Guinness World Record. Ameen Malhas posts some photos of the event sponsored by Fastlink while trying to fill a box with 36 cubic...

Bahrain: Reading Newspaper

Amira tells you one more reason why you should not read newspaper over breakfast!

Welcome to the Kurdish Blogosphere-Revisited

Welcome to our second installment of the introduction to the Kurdish Blogosphere; where we will discuss the various types of blogs. Cultural Kurdish culture isn't easy to define as it...

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