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6 January 2009

Stories from 6 January 2009

Egyptian Bloggers Ask: WHY?

It seems that most posts from the Egyptian blogosphere are attempts at finding answers to the many whys and hows in their heads following the attack on Gaza. Marwa Rakha...

Egypt identifies the new face of politics

From Egypt, Perwin Ali came across an article mentioning Israel's first press conference on Twitter and she commented saying: “Hold the freakin’ presses! A full-fledged press conference in 140-character conversations?...

An Egyptian Blogger's take on Robert Fisk's Piece

Celebrated columnist Robert Fisk lashed out at Egypt over its stance on Gaza in an article entitled "The Rotten State of Egypt is too Powerless and Corrupt to Act." An...

A Rap Tribute to Benazir Bhutto

Über Desi posts an YouTube video of a rap tribute to Benazir Bhutto, the assassinated ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, by her 18 year old daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto.

Philippines: Lessons from the '80s

Indolent Indio from the Philippines looks back to the '80s for lessons on surviving the present economic slowdown.

Egypt: Give Gaza to Egypt

Sandmonkey justifies his reasons in a reply to Drima‘s suggested solution for the current crisis by giving Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordon.

Egypt: Shake and Bake

Does Israel use illegal phosphorus shells in Gaza? Do both parties should end military activities? And how about Arab countries canceling new years parties?.. Egy Diva asks.

Egypt: US coverage of Gaza War

From Egypt, the Arabist writes about the New York Times and Washington Post's coverage of the Gaza War. He observes that what was reported was largely a one-sided coverage of...

Egypt: Would Hamas come out stronger?

MrEgypt wrote an article in which he asks if Hamas would come out stronger, after the current bombardment of the Gaza strip. He is also discussing the recent movements against...

Syria: Largest U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Maysaloon, a Syrian blogger commenting [ar] on recent news writes: “Oh Arabs!!!! The largest U.S. embassy in the world is opened today in Baghdad and people of Palestine and Iraq...

Egypt: From Egyptian Artists to Artists of the World

Egyptian artists are lending their voices to the Palestinian cause, explaining to the rest of the world the history of the Arab-Israeli struggle from their view point. The initiative, spearheaded...

Americas: Celebrating the Visit of the Three Kings

The holiday season continues across the Americas, even as Christmas and the New Year holiday have all passed. In many countries in the region, the feast of “Los Reyes Magos”...

DR Congo: What went wrong in establishing lasting peace

The Mushaki Pager analyses what went wrong in establishing lasting peace in the DR Congo and why conflict persists.

Kenya: A few recommended blogs

Victor Ngeny at Kenya Imagine recommends a few interesting blogs writing about Kenya.

South Africa: Is poligamy compatible with democracy?

Opalo's Weblog comments on Jacob Zuma‘s intention to take on a third wife: “We have seen (with deep embarrassment) the sorry affair that is the life of the King of...

Bangladesh: Reactions To A New Cabinet

Awami League and the Grand Alliance, the winner of the recent Bangladesh national polls, have formed a new 32 member cabinet today. E-Bangladesh is hosting a live discussion of Bangladeshi...

Palestine: UN School Hit By Israeli Shells; More than 40 Killed

At approximately 6:00 p.m. (GMT+2), Al Jazeera English reported that a UN school was hit when two tank shells exploded outside of the school. The school, located in Jabaliya, had...

DR Congo: New mass killings, weak media attention

While fighting in North Kivu has been somewhat quiet of late, there have been reports of mass killings perpetrated by the Ugandan rebel group LRA in the Congolese Haut-Uélé region...

Palestine: “In Gaza our future is almost destroyed”

In this roundup of blogposts from Gaza we hear from a teenager who just lost her friend and is scared for her own life, about a medical worker who was...

Korea: New Year Episode on the Internet and public channels

Waiting for New Year excites people everywhere. People gather together in a place and welcome the New Year. In Korea, every year people gather together around Bosingak Bell Tower and...

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