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· July, 2010

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from July, 2010

23 July 2010

Egypt: Liberals mourn the death of Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid

Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid, a prominent Egyptian scholar once accused of apostasy for his contemporary interpretation of Islam, has died on July 5, 2010. He was 66. Officials at...

Egypt: Niqab ban in France stirs controversy

The lower house of the Spanish Parliament is debating a proposal to prohibit the wearing of body-covering burqas and face-covering niqabs in all public spaces in Spain, and the French...

Lebanon: “Looks like Beirut” Award

21 July 2010

Morocco: A Young Blogger Greets the World

Salma started blogging at the age of six to keep in touch with friends and family. Under the supervision of her parents, this young Moroccan blogger likes writing short stories...

Egypt: Television's 50th Anniversary

Israel: Conviction of “rape by deceit”

Sabar Kashur, an Arab resident of East Jerusalem, was charged with rape for posing as a Jewish bachelor in order to seduce a woman. He has been convicted to 18...

20 July 2010

Palestine: A Green Home Away from Home

In this post we hear about two women with a great love of nature: a nun who has found her home in the convent garden, and a city-dwelling mother who...

Jordan: Has Technology Killed Our Romanticism?

Computers and technology play an important role in our everyday lives. One blogger from Jordan remembers the romanticism of getting a letter in the mail and declares on her blog:...

Lebanon: The Rule of Dinosaurs

Shortly after the recent cyber censorship incidents in Lebanon, the term "The Rule of Dinosaurs" started to be used by the e-activists in their campaign against this invasion of their...

Lebanon: FTP for Non Geeks