· March, 2007

Stories about Syria from March, 2007

Arabisc: Rebelling Bloggers from Syria to Tunisia

  22 March 2007

Ever heard of the rebellious bloggers? Well, this is what some bloggers in the Middle East refer to themselves because they are breaking the norm – speaking their minds on blogs without censorship or editing but paying the price for the consequences of free speech later on. Tunisian blogger Sami...

Kurdistance: Newroz

  21 March 2007

The vernal equinox marks the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of the “New Year” or Newroz for the Kurdish people. The holiday is not limited to just the Kurds as cultures from Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Albania, India, Turkey, Zanzibar, and from various countries of Central...

Bahrain: Child Abuse in Schools

  13 March 2007

Bahrain-based blogger Haitham Sabbah links to a shocking video showing a fight between two students in a classroom, apparently arranged by a teacher! “I have no clue where was this video clip taken. It is a classroom in one of our schools around the Arab world. The teacher’s accent sounds...

Lebanon: Special Iranian/Syrian Car

  8 March 2007

Lebanese blogger Mustapha posts of a picture driven by Syrian president Bashar Al Assad. The new car was designed in Iran and built in Syria.

The Middle East and North Africa on Women's International Day

  8 March 2007

While half the world is today celebrating the International Women's Day, the other half seems to be blogging about it I suppose. Here's a run down of some of the reactions and acknowledgement the day received in the Middle East and North Africa. Our first stop is in Israel, where...

Syria: The Destruction of Old Damascus

  7 March 2007

The Syrian government is sponsoring a project that will destroy the last pieces of the Old City of Damascus [World's oldest continuously inhabited city] remaining outside the city walls, including Souqs (bazaars) that date back to the Mamluke period, reports Ammar. “Despite ample protests by civil society advocates, current residents...

Syria: When Buses Become a Pain

  3 March 2007

Whether it's in Syria or Canada, buses will always be a pain as Canada-based Syrian blogger Omar writes. “we're standing on the sidewalk waiting for the bus… only the bus was already there, but the freakin’ driver has left it to go out for a smoke. so you're standing there,...