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6 October 2007

Stories from 6 October 2007

Bahrain: Divided By Dialect

In Bahrain this week: the disappearing sea, culture shock in the UK, Ramadan drama serials, a diagnosis of leukaemia - and speaking 'Shia'!

Costa Rica: Voting Yes

On the eve of the nationwide referendum to determine the fate of the Free-Trade Agreement in Costa, the News Star's [ES] Roy Rojas writes why he will vote “Yes.”

Iran:Stand Against Women Stoned to Death

Ali Eteraz says here is a call for action to do our small part in coming to the assistance of the women in Iran who have been sentenced to death...

Iran:Dilbert cartoon creator Scott Adams on Ahmadinejad

Peoples Geography has published “a great satirical piece by Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.”

Iran:Asefi,jailed blogger and journalist is free

According to[Fa] Schrr blog,Soheil Asefi, blogger and journalist who had been in jail since August 2007, is out of prison now. He used to work with Rooz online journal.

Jordan in Pictures

Jordanian blogger Ebrahim Owais posts images of Jordan in this post.

Palestine: Family Guy ‘Anti-Semitic’

TV show Family Guy has been sued for being anti-semitic, writes Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah here.

Egypt: Drug Epidemic?

“The concept of a drug epidemic in Egypt might be news to you but its been floating around for a while now. Egypt's National Council for Fighting and Treating Addiction...

Egypt: October War

Zeinobia from Egypt gives us the Egyptian perspective of the October 1973 war with Israel here.

Egypt: What is that Smell?

Egyptian blogger D B Shobrawy got more than he bargained for when he traveled to the suburb of LA Ontario in California, US.

Egypt: Peace with Israel?

“It's been about 30 years now since Egypt and Israel signed their famous historic peace treaty, but, from a normal friendship aspect, did any kind of real change happen in...

Japan: Sumo Wrestling Takes a Beating

It’s been a tough few months in the world of Sumo wrestling, Japan’s “national sport.” First, Mongolian wrestler Asashoryu, one of two yokozuna (the top wrestling class) returned to his...

Jordan: Wasted Food

“Have you noticed that we, Jordanians, tend to throw a lot of food in the trash? We fill our dishes with plenty of food that ends up thrown away?…This was...

Iraq: Any Happy Pictures?

“How come whenever we search for pictures about Iraq or anything related to it all what we see are the pictures of death and blood? Where did the beautiful and...

Iraq: Speaking Tour

Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar writes about his speaking tour in the US and links to a video.

Mideast Youth: Trial of War Criminals

Mideast Youth has launched a petition on accountability and the trial of war criminals – sparking a debate among readers about it.

Jordan: Wasta Sex

I’ve been wondering lately which sex in Jordan uses wasta (nepotism) more. Females or males? And I’m talking about the instigators and not just the pawns, writes Naseem Al Tarawnah...

Morocco: Illegal Immigrants Sent Home

Morocco, under pressure from Europe to crack down on illegal migration, has begun repatriating 345 Senegalese and Gambians it caught trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands, reports Moroccan blogger Saad.

Bahrain: Dreaming Prepositions

Bint Battuta in Bahrain, a translator by profession, is now dreaming prepositions.

Algeria: Why are Syria and Iran close?

Algerian blogger Nouri draws attention to multi-billion industrial relations between Syria and Iran – two countries under the US blockade.

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