· October, 2005

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from October, 2005

Iraq: A short Guide to Iraq

  28 October 2005

LadyBird of Baghdad Dweller comments on quotes from A short Guide to Iraq (PDF) written for American soldiers who were stationed in Iraq to prevent Nazis from seizing the country’s oil, as she said.

Lebanon: Angry Lebanese Bloggers

  28 October 2005

The Lebanese bloggers are all angry with the Arabs’ and the American Left wingers’ reactions to the Mehlis report. Raja writes in anger: “The whole Arab world is turning against us.“ Lebanon.Profile asks the Syrian apologists: “Where is your righteous indignation? Are you even slightly concerned about the fate of...

Israel: Fear and loathing in Mideast

  27 October 2005

Lisa Goldman of on the face blog says: “We Jews and Arabs, we live side-by-side and we watch each other and we interact (sometimes) but we don't really know each other. We think we do, but we don't. Ignorance leads to fear, and too often fear does lead to loathing.”

Bahrain: 2006 F1 Kick Off

  27 October 2005

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) would officially kick off the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship season, Mahmood reports.

Iran: The fundamentalist minority

  27 October 2005

Hossein Derakhshan feels very sorry about what the Iran's president has recently said. “But I have to say he doesn't represent the way the majority in Iran think“, he adds.

Iraq: Palestine Hotel Attack

  27 October 2005

Christopher says that Monday’s attack on the Palestine Hotel was not targeting journalists, but a security company in the hotel, according to my sources in the insurgency.

Israel: Anyone here called Rachel and dead?

  27 October 2005

Levi9909 of Jews Sans Frontieres blog writes: “The good news is that there is a cantata celebrating/commemorating the tragically short life of Rachel Corrie, the International Solidarity Movement activist murdered by an Israeli caterpillar driver. The bad news is that the sickos at the Zionist Federation are seeing fit to...

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

  27 October 2005

This week, Abu Hamad has a question to his Saudi readers: “what would you do if Bush and his “junta” decided to invade Saudi?” He thinks that with current state of affairs it is extremely unlikely, but asks his reader not to try to limit their imaginations. Farooha had a...

Syria: Future of a Rogue Regime

  26 October 2005

Ammar says that in a strict legal sense, the Mehlis Report raised more questions than it answered and ultimately proved nothing. Moreover, the UN is not exactly a court of law. The evidence presented to the Security Council does not need to be conclusive. It simply needs to establish enough...

Syria: Media Bias?

  26 October 2005

Rime Allaf wonders: “It would have never occurred to me that one of the TV channels, namely Al Arabiya, would actually find Hariri's appearance to be more newsworthy than the session at the UN, cutting to live coverage from London! That it happened exactly when the Syrian ambassador, Faisal Meqdad,...

Saudi: University Bulletin

  26 October 2005

Farooha says that bulletin boards in universities are usually put up for academic purposes. Timetables, grades, notices and scholastic contests are all examples of what one would expect to usually find hung up by the ever so concerned faculty. However, in KSU, you would find “Conditions to Wear Hijab” poster.

Saudi Arabia: Blogger Meetup

  26 October 2005

Ahmed announce that first Saudi Bloggers meetup is to take place this Friday. Second one he is organizing for eastern province bloggers. Good Luck!

United Arab Emirates: Milton Keynes @ Dubai

  26 October 2005

Feed Your Head of Dubai Blog says that he is the only one who sees the similarity between Dubai and Milton Keynes. After all, he believes that Dubai for most people is a hotel. Looks shiny and nice on the surface but is ultimately soulless and if you look carefully...

Egypt: The Religious Conflict

  26 October 2005

Ibn Al-Aziz and Alaa made this site http://egyptnow.blogspot.com/ (Arabic) asking Egyptian bloggers to come together for forgiveness and to open healthy conservation to counter any negative effects of last week incidents.

Egypt: The Basilica Church Vigil

  26 October 2005

Karim just announced that on Oct 30 at 6:30 there will be a short vigil in front of Basilica Church in Heliopolis, to display Egypt’s religious interconnection.

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