Stories from 9 October 2008
Iraq: Once a Year Family Gatherings
Iraqi Sunshine shares family gathering over Eid in this post. “since the war started we couldn’t see each other except in occasions, we took a lot of pics,” she notes.
Kuwait: YouTube Islam
Bu Ziyad, from Kuwait, stumbled upon YouTube Islam. “No points for creativity -I have a feeling some copy rights are infringed. Anyways I'm sticking to the other You Tube,” he notes.
Israel: Yom Kippur Riots
‘Yesterday marked the beginning of Yom Kippur, or, the Day of Atonement in the Jewish faith. It is a pitiful irony then, that it should end in riots accompanied with chants of “death to the Arabs”, following an attack on an Israeli Arab man who merely tried to drive from...
Syria: Saudi Paper Banned
Syrian-Saudi relations have reached an all low point, where even a Saudi newspaper has been banned. Sami Moubayed explains on Syria Comment.
Bahrain: I Want My Daughters to be Arrogant
From Bahrain, Mohammad Al-Ubaydli wants to teach his daughter how to be arrogant. “So for my daughters, it begins with teaching them to be as arrogant as men tend to be about their chances of success,” he observes.
Kuwait: Where's the Asian Market?
Area 77, from Kuwait, has food on his thoughts. He asks: “Does anyone know if there’s an Asian Market in Kuwait? Or a place that sells Asian foods like tiny crabs and seaweed crackers and other stuff like that?”
Kuwait: Dirty Handy Men
From Kuwait, Twenty Three & Enjoying Life shares her thoughts on handy men. “Jeez, this morning, the AC guy came to clean the AC. He left and the place is so filthy. Dust everywhere. Why can’t they clean up after themselves?” she asks.
Kuwait: Vaccines and Babies
No3ik, from Kuwait, shares her concerns about administering vaccines for babies. “a lot of ppl are shunning them for now and only giving them two years after birth .. to prevent some of what is believed to be harmful side affects (one of them is Autism!) and to give the...
Palestine: The Jews and Israel
Palestinian Pundit links to a story about a historian who claims that the idea of a Jewish people was “invented” and that “most of today's Jews have no historical connection to the land called Israel.”
UAE: The Masters of Emotional Blackmail
“[I]f you observe children, you find that they are masters at emotional blackmail, and so are parents when they get older, simply coz they go back to being kids again!” observes Pandima's Box, from Jordan the United Arab Emirates.
Saudi Arabia: On Misyar
Stilettos in the Sand, from Saudi Arabia, shares her thoughts on ‘temporary’ marriages or misyar, in this post.
Jordan: We are ‘Backward’ Because …
“Instead of spending our time on improving our lives, economy, well being and living standards we spend time watching people and what they do and say,” writes Ali, about life in Jordan and the Arab world.
Kuwait: Farewell iPod
The iPod shall soon die, says Q8Geeks, from Kuwait.
Kuwait: Blast from the Past
Kuwaiti Fernas links to an archive of photographs of a British family who lived in Kuwait in the 60s and 70s.
Kuwait: BBQ Blues
From Kuwait, Danderma's Weblog is planning a BBQ and is considering the options: American, Lebanese, Italian/European or Mexican?
Saudi Arabia: Accidents and More
Stilettos in the Sand, from Saudi Arabia, provides a local round up of accidents, incidents and crimes.
Pakistan: Violence continues
CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan informs that strings of bombings continued in Pakistan targeting the security forces in recent days as a direct response to the army offensive against Islamist militant strongholds in the tribal areas. The blog asks: “Will this still be seen as the military’s war on militancy,...
Bhutan: A kings dream
Expressions blog pays tribute to the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck recognizing that the nation’s dreams are shared fully by the new King.
Saudi Arabia: Business opportunity
Aysha Alkusayer has a suggestion for anyone looking to invest in Saudi Arabia: daycare. “Here’s what’s changing in Saudi. Young couples are moving away from their family’s house to wherever their jobs might be. If both mommy and daddy are working, comes the tough part of what to do with...
Seychelles: Seychelles Joins Pan-African e-Network
“Seychelles is the second African country, after Senegal to join the $1 billion pan-African e-network project initiated by the Indian government,” writes Gervais from Seychelles.
Madagascar: BarCamp Madagasca
Sixthman attended BarCamp Madagascar: “SA lot of people attended the barcamp and most of them were … bloggers. This was an opportunity for me to see some of them that I only knew by pictures through blogs like avylavitra, DotMg or Jentilisa – who talked about the Global Voices Online...