Stories from 28 September 2007
Owlspotting comments on the second issue of Esquire Romania.
Our Man in Gdansk compares “Polish politics and normal, Irish politics.”
Our Man in Gdansk writes about one Argentine football player's attempt to learn Polish.
LEvko of Foreign Notes posts a bookmaker's predictions on the outcome of Sept. 30 vote – and makes his own.
Carpetblogger exposes Kyiv's bewildering dimension.
Egypt-based blogger Maryanne Stroud Gabbani started blogging in 2003 at the age of 54, after becoming frustrated with trying to answer people individually regarding how it was that she was so happy living in a place that the news said was so opposed to "western women". She figured that hopefully a blog would reach more people and give Egypt a human face and has never looked back since.
Tiny Little Fractures on the case for colonialism resting on claims of a failed state.
A controversy erupts as an Indian RJ makes derogatory remarks about the Indian Idol winner who is of Nepali origin. United We Blog! has insight and perspective.
All Things Pakistan on the Supreme Court ruling that Musharraf will be allowed to contest the upcoming elections in uniform.
Confessions From The Closet writes blogging about being a lesbian and a few harsh comments.
On 19 September 2003 a conflict among some inmates of Maafushi Jail in the Maldives led to 12 of them being isolated from their cells. Among the isolated was Hassan Evan Naseem, a 19 year-old boy imprisoned because of drug-related charges. Evan insisted that he was not part of the...
It's fair to say the month of Ramadan provides a unique experience for all parties involved, the fasting followed by excessive eating, the excessive eating followed by excessive partying and the scathing eye of everyone around you, writes D B Shobrawy, who brings us the latest from Egyptian blogs this week.
A 1,000 women in swimsuits? Fonzy, a Lebanese blogger living in Kuwait, wishes the record would be broken over and over again.
Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah urges his readers to join a group which aims to help the needy during the holy month of Ramadan.
Palestinian Haitham Sabbah writes about digital resistance in this post.
Desert Peace from Israel links to a news article in which Iran invites President Bush to speak at an Iranian university.
Readers may be interested to know that Berkeley Press has just launched the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, notes The Arabist from Egypt.
Palestinian Sugar Cubes urges friends to add the Bathroom application to their Facebook in this post.
Bahrain's ranking in the Corruption Index slips again, writes blogger Mahmood Al Yousif. Countries with a significant worsening in perceived levels of corruption in 2007 include Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bhutan, Jordan, Laos, Macao, Malta, Mauritius, Oman, Papua New Guinea and Thailand.
The Arabist discusses protests trigger by mounting bread prices in Morocco.
Sarah from Saudi Arabia writes about her experiences in being ‘bullied’ to become a good Muslim.