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21 November 2007

Stories from 21 November 2007

Iran: Ahmad Morshedloo's images of people

Thanks to View from Iran,we get information on Ahmad Morshedloo's art and his images of people.

Iraq: Honour and Pride

Iraqi blogger Konfused Kid discusses the concepts of honour and pride in a translation of an Iraqi song.

Jordan: New PM

Ammon is reporting that Marouf Bakhit has resigned his office, and that the king is planning on naming the current chief commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, Nader Dahabi,...

Iraq: Emails from Readers

Neurotic Iraqi Wife posts emails she has received from readers in this post.

Jordan: Lessons from the Elections

Shifaa, from Jordan, brings us the lessons learned and implications of the parliamentary elections held this week. The good news is that a woman won a seat without resorting to...

Palestine: Patient's Plight

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah posts a video highlighting the plight of Palestinian patients, who cannot seek treatment abroad because of the closure of borders. Medicine supplies are also running out.

UAE: 70 Per Cent Increase in Salaries

Kuwaiti blogger Bo7amo0od (Ar) announces that the UAE will increase the salaries of all its government employees by 70 per cent beginning next year.

Kuwait: Book Fair Visit

Kuwaiti blogger Forza visits the bookfair and posts some pictures here.

Serbia: Kosovo Predictions

A Fistful of Euros is making predictions: “Kosovo will get some sort of independence, Belgrade and Moscow will cry foul, there will be a certain amount of huffing and puffing…...

Ukraine: Orange Coalition Not Likely?

Taras Kuzio lists reasons why the Orange coalition is unlikely to take place: “Yuriy Lutsenko is openly attacking Viktor Baloga, Ivan Pliushch is openly saying he will only support a...

Bahrain: New Flickr Group Launched

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif announces the launch of Top 20 Bahrain – a photography group on Flickr.

Ukraine: Reflections on Charity Tennis Tournament

Michelle Knisley of Scenes from the Sidewalk writes on what the recent charity tennis tournament meant to her personally and to the homeless kids in Kyiv.

Bahrain: Ebtihal Salman Under the Spotlight

Bahrain-based blogger Bint Battuta profiles Bahraini blogger Ebtihal Salman in this post and translates some of her posts from Arabic.

Egypt: Those People

The Egyptian blogger Ohod writes here some short stories about people whom he have met in his childhood and how life changed them when they grew up. Tarek Amr translates...

Japan: Joi Ito on the Tokyo Metro

Joi Ito ponders about “train accident” suicides in Japan in a post entitled Life and death on the Tokyo metro.

Ukraine: Multiple Disasters

Orange Ukraine posts a “Multiple Disaster Update” that covers Chernobyl, Kerch oil spill and the coal mine tragedy, and writes separately about the coalition-building and speaker-nominating “mess and disaster.”

Iran: Arrest and Destruction

The Iranian government has continued its policy of repression against women's rights activists and Sufi Muslims in recent weeks. Maryam Hosseinkhah, a women’s rights activist and journalist was arrested a...

Ukraine: Holodomor Opinion Poll

Foreign Notes translates a newspaper story on a Holodomor opinion poll results: “The overwhelming majority of Ukrainians in all regions are convinced that the Holodomor [famine] of 1932-1933 was caused...

Russia: Kadyrov's Politics

Window on Eurasia cites an expert's opinion on Ramzan Kadyrov: “‘As a systemic separatist’ – this often-used term refers to those in Russia now who seek de facto independence but...

Russia: Muslim Neighborhoods

According to Window on Eurasia, some Russian comedians are among those who have reacted to the news of the formation of a Muslim neighborhood in Moscow: “In a bow to...

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