Stories from 7 September 2007
Lina Ejeilat, from Jordan, encourages her readers to read a controversial book called Sultana by Jordanian author Ghalib Halassah, whose works were banned in Jordan.
Iraqi blogger Faiza Al-Arji posts pictures from her last vacation to Syria and Lebanon here.
Ahmad Ghashmary, from Jordan, writes about how a Jordanian MP from the Muslim Brotherhood was attacked and had half his beard shaved after he spoke out against the Jordanian government.
The Democracy Coalition Project has warned Bahrain that the progress to democracy has slowed down considerably and in some regard has actually regressed especially since 2005, writes blogger Mahmood Al Yousif.
Felix, from Morocco Times, is dismayed that some Moroccans living abroad don't feel the need to take part in their country's elections.
Khadija Teri, from Libya, had a ‘weird dream’ and needs help in interpreting it.
Blogger Nzingha, who lives in Saudi Arabia and is expecting a new baby, writes about her experience giving birth to her first daughter in 2004.
The Glory of Carniola writes about Boris Kobe's playing cards, illustrated with scenes of life and death in a Nazi concentration camp. Also, a photo edition of the Best of the Slobs roundup.
Sean's Russia Blog translates excerpts from an interview with another member of the pro-Putin Nashi youth movement.
“Moscow’s Historical Mosque has launched a new Internet site as part of its outreach effort, but in an indication that Muslim leaders anticipate that the site will be hacked by opponents of Islam, the site’s organizers have linked it to three different addresses,” Window on Eurasia reports.
Window on Eurasia writes on the deportation of a Buryat lama from China.
Window on Eurasia writes about Ramzan Kadyrov's “systemic separatism”: “his efforts to sharply limit Moscow’s control over his republic while not seeking independence as such.”
Marko Bucik writes about Slovenia's presidential campaign, which is “much more about personalities than beliefs.”
Millions of Moroccans headed to the polls today to take part in a political process many lament will only offer the Moroccan people more of the same. So if voters aren't particularly enthused, who could blame them? It's Morocco's eighth parliamentary elections since 1960, but as Amazigh Blog (fr) wrote...
Ultra Violet on the wraps on women's sexuality in India. Like sanitary napkins bundled in newspaper packages.
Towards A Utopia on the results of the drinking water tests in the village of Sooriyapokuna.
All Things Pakistan on the various version of the 1965 war between India and Pakistan.
Stylestation of being American, six years in the US and nationality.
In its latest report, the Human Rights Watch made the point that Hezbullah did not use civilians as human shields while fighting against Israel in the war during summer 2006. The report rebukes Israel for the unjustified bombing of civilian areas leading to more than 1,000 civilian deaths. Beirut Spring,...
In these times of globalisation and world trade, the challenge of how to protect the environment while ensuring increased economic growth appears to be a problem facing many countries. In this article we offer glimpses of this, first in Ghana through the post ‘Sweet ‘n Sour’, and in China in...
Coffeewallah remembers the late Trinidadian artist, Carlisle Chang.