Stories from 8 August 2009
Ahsan at Five Rupees discusses how the Taliban warlord Baitullah Mehsud's death will affect Pakistan's future and its war against the terror.
The Clarín Group, Argentina's largest multimedia company has started legal proceedings against the blog "What's the Matter, Clarín?" claiming infringement of a registered trademark. Bloggers feel that there are other reasons behind the legal actions.
Bahraini blogger Shaima Al Watani remembers the Atari video game [Ar].
The Bahrain Poise blog remembers the Middle East's fashion icons of yore, actresses such as Faten Hamama and Madiha Yousry.
Elkhelid is fed up of traffic in Bahrain: “Bahrain’s construction projects and road renovations have created a problem: major intersections are bottle necks.”
Egyptian blogger Ahmed Al Sabbagh says in his post that there are more than 100,000 translators in Egypt. Around 1,000 translators joined forces on Facebook, others created EgyTranslation blog, and many are calling for a syndicate and for a body that protects their rights.
Upon hearing about Cairo's Escort Services, Dr. Mohamed Aly wrote a short post comparing between his status and the escort's – he lost!
Between those who support her right to choose and those who urge her to conform to traditions and Saudi law, 27-year-old Egyptian Heba Najeeb is trapped between a rock and a hard place. Marwa Rakha brings us her story here.