· December, 2007

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from December, 2007

Armenia: Corrupt Politics

  26 December 2007

Martuni or Bust reminds it readers that the former judge now turned radical opposition activist as the February 2008 presidential election in Armenia draws closer has a few skeletons in his own closet. In particular, the blog quotes an interview conducted with this author on concerns that the judge in...

Iran:”A Weak Government”

  26 December 2007

Digital Klashinkov,Iran based blogger and journalist, says[Fa] that Ahmadinejad's government is a weak one and is in trouble for its economic policy. The blogger adds, recently, for the first time, Iranian president accepted economic problems exist in country.

Saudi Arabia: Free Fouad Update

  26 December 2007

The leading Saudi blogger, Fouad Alfarhan, who has been arrested in Jeddah on December 10, 2007 for exercising his freedom of speech on his popular blog alfarhan.org has sent a letter few days before his arrest to his friends. According to his wife with whom we talked, Fouad's arrest was directly linked to his blogging activities. He may remain in custody for a one-month investigation period.

Dubai: Sex Slaves Exist

  25 December 2007

Bahraini Esra'a says slavery isn't a thing of the past and that sex slaves exist in our modern day and age. She also posts related videos which expose the sex trade in Dubai.

Iraq: No Islamic Blogs

  25 December 2007

“Anyone complaining about rising Islamist influence in Iraq hasn't seen Iraqi blogs, where the hell are the Islamic blogs?” asks Konfused Kid from Iraq.

Iraq: Special Athletes Train in Syria

  25 December 2007

Iraq's disabled athletes are getting ready for taking part in international tournaments from their training base in Syria, reports Alive in Baghdad.

Bahrain: Blogger's Meeting Set

  25 December 2007

Bahraini bloggers are gearing up for a meeting in honour of two bloggers who are abroad and visiting home for the holidays, according to Bint Battuta in Bahrain.

Egypt: Rama Yade

  25 December 2007

Rama Yade, France's Secretary of State, has inspired Egyptian blogger Eastern Bird to write the following post, which Tarek Amr translates from Arabic.

Christmas in Qatar

  25 December 2007

From Qatar, Peaceful Muslima shares her experiences with Christmas in the Arab Gulf state.

Iran:Music sites, new victims of filtering

  24 December 2007

Alireza Shirazi says[Fa] that recently several music sites were filtered in Iran.The blogger adds it shows that filtering goes beyond political or “porn” sites.He asks what will be the next step of filtering?

Iran:”28th December a Protest day”

  24 December 2007

In Azadi Barbari blog, we read that leftist students call all the international organisations and campaigns to join them on 28th December to protest against the Islamic Republic and raise their voice to free the students in Iran.

Armenia: Burning Bridges

  24 December 2007

Archuk's blog comments on recent hearings in the Armenian National Assembly on relations with Turkey and considers that focusing on potential financial reparations does more harm than good in the quest for “historical justice.” The blogger remembers that even a famous Armenian freedom fighter killed during the Karabakh conflict concluded...

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