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5 December 2008

Stories from 5 December 2008

Imagine what 20 million Egyptians could do

Naguib Sawiris's Mobinil is positioned as the leading mobile service operator in Egypt. Scene & Heard hails Mobinil's inspirational campaign “Imagine what 20 million Egyptians could do."

Iran: Film Festival Will Honor Jewish Actor

Iran's 27th Fajr International Film Festival will honor actor Paul Newman, who died this year, Israelity notes. In Israel, Newman's best known work is “Exodus,” the story of the State's...

Israel: Send Terrorist Prisoners to Sderot

“What if Israel moved all the terrorist prisoners to Sderot so that they too would be exposed to the rocket fire from Gaza?” Yaakov Kirschen of the Dry Bones Blog...

India: Dear Israel, Love Kashmir

False Dichotomies’ Alex Stein recently received a letter from Kashmir, thanking him for his coverage of Mumbai. It read: “Jews are and always have been welcome in Kashmir. In fact,...

Kuwait: Off to Hajj

Kuwaiti blogger Marzouq is off to Hajj, the pilgrimage Muslims perform to Mecca, at least once in their life time, if they have the means and are able to do...

Saudi Arabia: Bloggers and Blogging in Saudi Arabia

American Bedu, an American woman in Saudi Arabia, writes about the impact of blogs and bloggers in the Kingdom. “In my view, blogs are an excellent mechanism to further balance...

Jordan: Photographs from Recent Art Expos

Khobbeizeh, from Jordan, posts photographs from recent art exhibitions in Jordan.

Kuwait: Holiday season

From Kuwait, G.Q. is celebrating December and the holiday season.

Jordan: Recent Portraits

Jordanian photographer Laith, who lives in Los Angeles, US, posts a few of the latest photographs he took here.

Saudi Arabia: Welcome to Old Jeddah

Susie's Big Adventure, a blog by an American woman in Saudi Arabia, introduces us to old Jeddah in this post.

Oman: Unequal Treatment over Visas

Muscati from Oman is enraged at the treatment Omanis receive when they apply for Schengen visas to visit Europe. “The reason I'm writing this post is that I am pissed...

Palestine: Settlers Shoot Palestinian in Hebron

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah posts a video showing a settler shooting Palestinians in Hebron. The footage was filmed by Jamal Abu-Sa'ifan, who documented how his own family was attacked.

Syria: New Home for Blogger

Yazan Badran's On Olives and Sake has a new home on WordPress – thanks to Syria's censorship of blogging platform Blogger.com.

Croatia: The Anti-Sanader Facebook Group Controversy

A group called, "I bet you'll find that in 5000 Facebook users who do not like Sanader!" was formed on Facebook in criticism of Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader. In...

Senegal: Troubles in schools

Although more and more children in Senegal are attending school, the education system faces ever greater challenges, from the influence of drugs to unwanted pregnancies to the fact that education...

Sri Lanka: Misconceptions prolonging ethnic conflict

Somapala Gunadheera at Groundviews writes about the ethnic conflicts in Sri Lanka: “It is being prolonged by misconceptions born (out) of prejudice, parochialism and rivalry.”

Pakistan: Deadly Bomb Blast in Peshawar

Peshawar, the capital of the North-West Frontier Province in Pakistan was rocked with a high intensity car bomb blast today. The car was parked near the assembly hall laden with...

Cameroon: Interview with Muntu Valdo

Dulce Camer interviews Cameroonian musician Muntu Valdo, whose music can be described as a mix of bossa nova, afro-cuban, blues, soul and funk. The interview also contains a few videos...

Ghana: Choosing the lesser evil in the presidential elections

Jemila of Ghana Unite for Development comments on Ghana's development efforts in view of the upcoming presidential elections on December 7th. He appears pessimistic about the outcome: “I am not...

Cameroonian Hell

Cameroon Comedy posts a joke about Cameroon.

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