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· January, 2008

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from January, 2008

29 January 2008

Dubai: Getting to Grips with Inflation

Bahrain: Are Gulf Arabs Lazy?

Earlier this week the Bahraini Labour Minister Majid Al Alawi was interviewed in the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, and in the interview he said that the Gulf was facing an...

Egypt: 40th Cairo International Book Fair

Eman AbdElRahman is in love with January, all the more because a world-class book fair is just outside her doorsteps. In this post, she shares with us the excitement of...

UAE: Investing in Employees

Tunisia: Four Lebanese Jailed for Facebook Remark

28 January 2008

Israel: Relations with the Germans and Poles

Israel: First Anniversary

Israel: Read At Your Own Risk

Yemen: Historical Monuments

Iran:”Women Magazine” was banned

Lebanon: Demonstrations, Deaths and Specter of Civil War

Here is a random selection of bloggers’ reflections on yesterday’s incidents which started as demonstrations against electricity shortages and against hikes in prices but ended in riots, shootings and deaths.

Morocco: The Big Cities

Morocco is well-known for lots of things: mint tea, couscous, a film mostly unrelated to the country...And of course, its big cities, several of which were the topic of posts...

Egypt: Abu Tarika

Sports and politics? Eman Abd Al Rahman sheds light on how an Egyptian football player manages to make his voice count on the soccer field.

Qatar: Strange Lights Over Doha

Qatar's bloggers are looking at the night's skies trying to understand what the strange bouncing lights a blogger captured with her camera phone are all about. Is it a UFO,...

Palestine: Bloggies 2008 Skip Middle East Blogs