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9 October 2008

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!”...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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