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· February, 2009

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from February, 2009

25 February 2009

Jordan: Economic depression?

UAE: Dubail Out?

Jordan: Smoking Ban?

Kuwait: Crowded Fair

Gulf: How things work

Jordan: Blog About Jordan Day

Egypt: Philip Rizk's Four Days in Detention

A day after publishing “Egypt: More activists and bloggers arrested” on Global Voices Online, news of Philip Rizk's detention spread like wildfire around the world - and the blogger and...

Egypt: Police Crack Down on Student Demonstration

The 21th of February 1946 marks a shameful memory in the modern Egyptian history. On that day, hundreds of students demonstrating on the movable Abbas Bridge were either shot dead...

Egyptians on the verge of insanity

Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Egyptians are struggling to maintain their sanity, faith, and stability. Marwa Rakha presents the following selection from Egyptian blogs which discuss dreams,...

Jordan: 7iber.com Discusses Vital Issues For Jordan

For the last 10 days or so, 7iber.com has been discussing very important issues affecting Jordan, with issues ranging from water scarcity, energy, unemployment and economics to the recent changes...

24 February 2009

Iran: Students protesting against martyrs re-burial are jailed

Up to 70 students from the Amir Kabir University in Tehran were arrested today, Tuesday 24th of February, while protesting against the re-burial of five anonymous Iran-Iraq War martyrs in...

Sudan: Mourning a Great Novelist and Musings on the ICC

After a long absence, a number of fascinating Sudanese bloggers, return to the blogosphere to rant, share their thoughts on recent events and vent. They're included in this roundup along...

23 February 2009

Blog Plagiarism hits Egyptian Bloggers

Is there such a thing as blog plagiarism? Egyptian bloggers argue both sides of the fence on Facebook and on their blogs after a newspaper started quoting bloggers - without...

To females traveling to Egypt … or to the US

Palestine: Attacks On Gaza Continue

Despite the announcement of unilateral ceasefires by both Israel and Hamas, attacks by the Israeli military on Gaza continue while Palestinian factions have been launching rockets into Israel. In this...

Iran:Persian blogs on Bluehost in trouble

Morocco: Making Harira

Morocco: On HIV/AIDS

Morocco: On Sex

Global: Convoy to Gaza Makes History

History was made yesterday in the Maghreb as a convoy headed from the UK to Gaza was allowed to pass through the border between Morocco and Algeria, which has been...