Stories from 22 March 2009
Jordanian Ali Dahmash is back from Damascus, Syria, and shares photographs he has taken there in this post.
From Saudi Arabia, Rasha writes about the ordeals divorced mothers face in her country.
“Joel Simon, Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, writes a letter to [Egyptian] President Hosni Mubarak condemning the state’s oppression against bloggers, noting Kareem amongst those abused by the government for their blogging,” reports Free Kareem, a site dedicated to campaigning for the release of jailed Egyptian blogger...
The Free Kareem campaign, calling for the release of Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Suliaman, is now available on Twitter, announced the site. Click on the link for more information on Kareem.
Zeinobia, from Egypt, comments on recent changes in the Cabinet.
“Jaiku announced yesterday that they will support SMS to the US only …In short, Jaiku now is going to be pretty useless,” writes Moftasa, from Egypt.
“One of the things that I miss the most when I travel is the call to prayer that I hear five times a day here,” writes Maryanne Stroud Gabbani, from Egypt.
Bahraini Jinan [Ar] dedicates a poem to all the mothers in Palestine, Iraq, Bahrain and the world on the occasion of Mother's Day.
From Bahrain, Randah Hamadah marks Mother's Day with a poem dedicated in the memory of her daughter Samar Al Ansari.
Hypnotic Verses from Bahrain is reading Twilight and shares her thoughts on the book in this post.
“The Africans are increasingly disappointed with Qadhafi’s performance as AU President,” writes Algerian The Moor Next Door about the Libyan leader's ‘adventures’ in Africa.
There are reports hinting of large oil and gas deposits in Cambodia. Will this create a vast oil wealth for Cambodia?
Piseth suggests a few websites which offer free Cambodian music downloads.
A report shows there has been an increase in acid attacks in Cambodia in recent years.
Bryan, A Laotian American writer, identifies some of the popular Lao idioms.
A blog was set-up by a coffee cooperative in southern Laos.
News about the decision to Yahoo! 360 to end its blog service has alarmed many Vietnamese. Yahoo! 360 is the most popular blog platform in Vietnam.