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7 October 2008

Stories from 7 October 2008

Arabeyes: Here Comes the One-Eye Veil

From a veil which covers the face but allows women to show their two eyes, an Islamic scholar from Saudi Arabia is now calling for a veil which shows one...

Palestine: If Animals Could Speak

Iman's Constant Cravings, from Palestine, asks: “If animals could speak.. I wonder what they'll have to say about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”

Jordan: Secret Love

From Jordan, A Different Perspective takes a walk down memory lane, and describes how she fell in love.

Jordan: On Madrassas

Jordanian MommaBean is in distress. Her daughter goes to a Madrassa – which translates to school in Arabic.

Lebanon: Falafel War Goes to Court

Arabs and Globalisation reports: ‘Just like the Greeks did, when they sued French dairy farms (and won) for using the word “Feta” to describe the cheese they sold, Lebanon is...

Israel: Yom Kippur Headache Pill Available

Israellycool reports: “The Jerusalem Post reports on a test drug that could be the answer to preventing Yom Kippur headaches.”

Palestine: Rafah Tunnel Collapse

Palestine Free Voice reports about a tunnel collapse outside Rafah.

Israel: UK Trip and More

From Israel, Yael travels to the UK and tells us about her experiences there.

Kuwait: Vacation Time

Cat-Eyez, from Kuwait, starts her vacation – and tells us about what she will be doing.

Bahrain: Teleconference with US Students

Mideast Youth will be hosting a Skype teleconference call with American students in a US high school, writes Bahraini Esra'a.

Israel: Yom Kippur Reminder

From Israel, YMedad posts a Yom Kippur reminder in this video post.

Lebanon: Ministerial Meetings fit for Reality TV

Arab Democracy, from Lebanon, reckons that if the Lebanese Council of Ministers meetings were aired in a reality TV show format, they will be a compromise between Big Brother and...

Syria: Selma Hayek – Lebanese or Lesbian?

Syrian Dubai Jazz links to news sources in which Mexican actress Salma Hayek's Lebanese descent is confused with being a lesbian.

Bahrain: Unwelcome Company in Japan

Bahraini Yagoob is in Japan – with some unwelcome company.

Israel: Violence Against Women

The Philistine links to news articles which speak of violence being committed against women in Israel.

Bahrain: Published Papers

Bahraini Mohammed Al-Ubaydli announces: “A proud day for me: not only is my brother’s new paper published, but it is also the first time that we have published in the...

Sri Lanka: Another political assassination

Lanka Rising writes on the politics behind the recent assassination of Major General Janaka Perera in Sri Lanka.

Pakistan: Negotiation with the Talibans

Pro Pakistan opines: “NATO and Americans have always objected on Pakistan for negotiating with the Talibans but the irony of the matter is that today they are themselves calling for...

Nepal: Populist measures

ABC -Voices Sans Borders critiques the Nepali government's measures like resisting Miss Nepal Pageant competition and clamping down on sex and liquor in night bars as populist.

India: Attacks on Christians a challenge to the secular state

In the last two months, radical Hindu nationalist mobs have rioted and attacked Christians in a number of Indian states, claiming that lower-caste Hindus and tribal peoples are being forcibly...

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