Stories about Middle East & North Africa from 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.
Christopher reminds us how dangerous journalism is in Iraq in this post.
Jordanian Firas is stunned at his Interior Minister's remarks that Jordanians like fighting.
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.
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.”
“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.
Daniel Levy, from Israel, shares his thoughts on the results of the Annapolis peace conference here.
Akbar Montakhabi, blogger and reformist journalist,told Financial Times that he has changed jobs more than 20 times as one reformist publication after another was closed down by the regime.
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.
Kuwaiti blogger Princessdom is angry and here is her rant.
The Stallion from Kuwait posts an announcement about an upcoming Christmas Bazaar in Kuwait.
Kuwaiti blogger Joud posts photographs of a new ad campaign and wonders what it is here.
“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.
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.
Iraqi blogger Attawie updates us with what's happening in her life and how busy she is between painting and reading.
IraqPundit discusses why Iraq may have snubbed the Annapolis conference.
Alive in Baghdad sheds some light on Iraq's artisans.
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.
Egyptians eat more than 1 billion pounds of beans a year, reports Elijah Zarwan.
Egyptian blogger Eman was eavesdropping. Tune in to what she overheard in Cairo here.
Bahraini emoodz drives home the horrors of drunk driving in this post.