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22 August 2008

Stories from 22 August 2008

Bahrain: Celebrating the Imam Al-Mahdi’s birth

In the middle of the Islamic month of Sha’aban, the month before Ramadan, festivities take place all over Bahrain celebrating the date of Imam Al Mahdi’s birth. The occasion is...

South Ossetia: Tskhinvali Photos and Reports

On Aug. 21, Columbia Journalism Review published Julia Ioffe's overview of several Russian journalists' blogging from the war in South Ossetia. Featured in her piece are reports by LJ user...

Lebanon: The Memorandum of Understanding…or Controversy?

Shia Hezbullah and Sunni Salafist groups in Lebanon have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that prohibits Muslims from killing each other. Hours later, the agreement was revoked. Nash Suleiman...

Iran: First Gold Medal in Olympic games

Argentina: Weblogs Day 2008 in Buenos Aires

The 2008 version of Weblogs Day recently took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This year, topics went beyond the discussion of blogs, and included information about web 2.0 entrepreneurs and...

Pakistan: Who is the next president?

Pakistan: In tears again

Algeria: Focus on Russo-Syrian Relations

Oman: Car-less in Muscat

India: Mumbai Pride

Bangladesh: Anti-corruption drive halted

Sri Lanka: Ridi Vihare

Egypt: Taking Down Sexual Harassment

A national campaign to fight sexual harassment in Egypt is making waves. Lasto Adri reflects on a post by a female blogger who feels that harassment has to stop.

Jordan: Al Aqsa Mosque Picture

Algeria: Closer Look at Mauritania's Former First Lady

Kuwait: Missing romance

MENA: Refused Gaza Fulbright students speak

A few weeks a group of students from the Gaza Strip who were due to go to the United States on Fulbright scholarships had their visas revoked at the last...

Saudi Arabia: Can non-Muslims practise their faith here?

Saudi Arabia: Unhappy in Riyadh

Morocco: Rural Life

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