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16 June 2007

Stories from 16 June 2007

Iran:Rugby Sevens Competition and Photos

Thanks to Kosoof,a leading photoblogger, we can see several photos of first Rugby Sevens competition in Iran.

Iran:UK Queen's party and protesters

Kamangir explains us in details what happened in front of UK Embassy where protesters tried to disrupt a party held in honor of the Queen Elizabeth II.The demonstrators finished up...

Kuwait: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This week's Kuwaiti blog posts swing from good to bad .. sometimes just plain ugly, writes Abdullatif AlOmar. In good news, read how Filipinos in the Emirate celebrated their country's...

Japan: Confidential Police Files Leaked, Again

What do a group of sex crime victims, police informants, traffic violators, members of Japan's largest crime syndicate and a man being stalked by his girlfriend all have in common...

Arabeyes: The Power of Fatwas

The stir caused by a fatwa or legal opinion by an Islamic scholar, which allows women to breast feed their male colleagues doesn't seem to want to die down. Two...

Oman: Post-Gonu Reflections

Life is slowly returning to normal in Muscat and the rest of Oman two weeks after the Sultanate was hit by deadly tropical Cyclone Gonu, which left about 50 people...

Bahrain: Don't Press ‘Forward’, Press ‘Search’

What do Bahrainis think of conspiracy theories? How pleased are they with the services their ministries offer and the statements coming out of their ministers' mouths? And what does a...

Yemen: Hadramut's Social Structure

Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad discusses Hadramut‘s social classes in this post.

Qatar: US Threat to Al Jazeera

Friend of Al Jazeera, Tom, posts a warning by British MP George Galloway of a US threat to the Arabic television station.

Israel: Is the West Bank Next?

Allisonks, from Israel writes: “Now that Gaza is under Hamas control, all eyes are going to turn to the West Bank.”

Palestine: Fighting for Nothing

Palestinian blogger Al Falasteeniya concludes that the Palestinians are fighting for nothing and that the ongoing civil war is the doing of International powers, namely the US.

Jordan: Swedes In Love With Lebanese Food

Rami, a Jordanian blogger who lives in Sweden, links to an article about how the Swedes are heads over heels in love with the Lebanese cuisine.

Iraq: Human Life Has No Value

“It comes no surprise or shock to me, the horrid events that took place on Wednesday. In a country where human life has no value, why would a shrine that...

Palestine: Call to International Community

“It’s very simple: the Palestinians say “Hamas, Dahlan, and the PA should go to hell, all of them should disappear from Palestine”. The International community should stand up to its...

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