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· November, 2009

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from November, 2009

13 November 2009

Qatar: No one is above the law – really?

Doha bloggers bemused, incredulous and wistful by official remarks that no one in Qatar is above the law. A debate over the merits of that statement quickly evolves into a...

Egypt: One day before playing Algeria

Tension is building up over the decisive football match between Egypt and Algeria due to take place in Cairo on November 14. The encounter will determine which of the two...

12 November 2009

Algeria-Egypt: Online Feud Over Football Match

Tension is building between Egyptian and Algerian football fans ahead of a decisive football match due to take place in Cairo on November 14, which could determine which of both...

11 November 2009

Palestine: Frustration With The “Swagger” Of Politics

Last week the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced that he would not stand for re-election in January, in frustration at the US failure to stop Israeli settlement construction in the...

Lebanon finally has a government

It's official. Five months after Lebanon's parliamentary elections, the country's squabbling factions have finally formed a government. Citizen journalists react in this post.

Morocco: Islamic Finance Banks

10 November 2009

Qatar: Anticipation mounts over England vs Brazil football friendly

All eyes are on conservative Qatar, which is bidding for the 2022 World Cup, to see how it handles the upcoming England vs. Brazil football friendly, with residents alternately excited...

Lebanon: Operation: Sex Change

9 November 2009

Southern Madagascar Hit Hard by Severe Drought and Toxic Spill

While the political direction of Madagascar remains mired in total uncertainty since the coup d'etat in March, in Addis Ababa, the international community is again trying to mediate an agreement...

Egypt: Swine Flu Update

Saudi Arabia: The Houthis, Iran and Saudi Arabia

Egypt: Free Kareem Rally in DC

Jordan: Nidal Malik Hasan

8 November 2009

Saudi Arabia: A Blogger's Praise Of Britain

Maram Meccawy is a Saudi writer and blogger, currently living and working in the UK. She recently wrote a post called "Why am I ready to defend Britain?"

7 November 2009

Algeria: 50 Top Algerians

Morocco: Clinton in Morocco

Bahrain: For the fear of dogs

MENA: H1N1, Vaccines and Conspiracy Theories

Many countries have introduced vaccinations to help combat the spread of H1N1, or swine flu. As the sickness toll increases, so does the buzz online.

Bahrain: A New Old Love

Egypt: Praise for Threatened Voices

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