17 November 2005

Stories from 17 November 2005

Malaysia, Singapore: Fifteen Minutes

  17 November 2005

Overloaded by the hype and attention loaded on Singapore blogger-beauty Dawn Yang, Malaysia's Kenny Sia, following others, inquires whether she had a little something done to her eyes. Last week, Xialanxue wrote an open letter asking her to clarify whether she had plastic surgery. On her blog, Yang replies to...

Philippines: Blog Muckraker

  17 November 2005

At Kuwento Kuwento, Benjamin Pimental has a three-part podcast series interviewing journalist Sheila Coronel and her now-influential Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) blog. Click here for the beginning. On a recent post, the PCIJ blog generated discussion about the country's digital divide.

Iran: Jordan Explosions

  17 November 2005

Abtahi, former Vice Preident writes about recent Jordan explosions: “Blowing oneself up in the lobby of a hotel or in the middle of a restaurant with no preservations because of the presence of just ordinary people is not considered a military operation and is not either a sign of power...

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

  17 November 2005

This week was a little bit quiet at the Saudi blogosphere. Probably most bloggers have decided to the chance of the very nice weather in Saudi Arabia these days by camping in the desert or going to the beach. However, there were several posts of note, so let's take a...

United Arab Emirates: Stone Age

  17 November 2005

secretdubai describe Sharjah as the “Stone Age” emirate. Why? Two women were abducted and raped by fake taxi drivers and complain to police. What did Sharjah police do? Charge the women with being “in privacy with a man.”

Egypt: Parlimentary Elections

  17 November 2005

The Arabist sums up the results of the first of three rounds of parlimentary elections. 140 seats to the ruling NDP and independants who join the NDP shortly after their win. 34 seats to the Muslim brotherhood and a big defeat to the secular opposition which “apparently having neither the...

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