· November, 2007

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from November, 2007

Jordan: Elections Reaction

  30 November 2007

Till now, the Ministry of Interior Affairs refuses officially to post all the number of votes that losers in the last election got, reports Jordanian blogger Shifaa, who comments on his country's parliamentary elections in this post.

Bahrain: Japanese Let Down

  29 November 2007

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif rants about a Japanese restaurant, which didn't meet his expectations, as he celebrated his daughter's 18th birthday, here.

Egypt: Rumours of Ministerial Change

  29 November 2007

Zeinobia from Egypt writes: “There are rumours that there will be a possible ministerial change today. I do not know if this is true or not.”

Palestine: Peace So Far

  29 November 2007

“Annapolis summit ended, but yet, no real changes are to be seen here in Palestine…Is Bush really believes that this illusion summit can solve the occupation problem??” writes Palestinian blogger Asad Al Nimr, from Ramallah.

Egypt: The Annapolis Peace Conference

  29 November 2007

When the onset of the Annapolis Peace Conference first arose hopes were high and all were looking forward to meeting at the peace table. Since then complications and controversies have muddied the waters and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been in the middle trying to bring all parties back to order. Many if not most Arab leaders had originally refused to attend following the release of contextual details. Egypt's bloggers can help us to understand why.

Kuwait: Xmas Bazaar

  28 November 2007

The Stallion from Kuwait posts an announcement about an upcoming Christmas Bazaar in Kuwait.

Kuwait: To Travel or Not to ..

  28 November 2007

“When you have a decision to take, do you go with your gut feeling or do you sit there and think of all the pros and cons of taking that decision?” asks Kuwaiti blogger Fonzy, who is toying with the idea of travelling to Syria.

Morocco: Di Caprio in the Medina

  28 November 2007

Leonardo Di Caprio is taking a break from shooting Ridley Scott's upcoming movie “Body of Lies” to kick a soccer ball around on a Rabat's beach and stroll through the old medina (city), writes Moroccan blogger Adilski, who posts pictures too.

Iraq: Busy Reading

  28 November 2007

Iraqi blogger Attawie updates us with what's happening in her life and how busy she is between painting and reading.

Saudi Arabia: Treatment of Women

  28 November 2007

Saudi Arabia’s medieval practices (only one manifestation of its backwards ideology) have been tolerated far too long, notes The Arabist, from Egypt, who links to an op-ed about the situation of women in the Kingdom.

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Mariam Abuadas is the editor for the Middle East & North Africa. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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