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25 November 2009

Stories from 25 November 2009

Algeria: An Open Letter to Egyptians

  25 November 2009

From a football match for a place in the South Africa World Cup in 2010 to a full fledged face off and diplomatic stand off, Egyptians and Algerians continue to score points against each other on the ground - off and online. One Algerian blogger writes an open letter to Egyptians in his blog.

Egypt/Gaza: “Trashy” music video clips

  25 November 2009

‘I wasn’t surprised to see during my my trip to Egypt and Gaza that no one watches music videos anymore. When I asked few people about their choice of boycotting music videos, the answer was similar, “they have gotten trashy”,’ writes Hanitizer at Arab-American group blog KABOBfest.

Egypt: Football isn't just a game

  25 November 2009

Maryanna Stroud Gabbani, who lives in Egypt, shares her two cents on the ‘action’ which followed the Algeria-Egypt football match, which saw Algeria qualify to the World Cup finals, being held in South Africa in 2010.

Jordan: Keep the bad Parliament!

  25 November 2009

After the Jordanian Parliament was dissolved, Jordanian Hareega writes: “If a new Parliament is to be elected, it has to be an absolute disaster for me to believe it is representative of the people. Anything less than a catastrophic performance will make suspect that the elections were a fraud.”

Iraq: Dreams of Freedom

  25 November 2009

After years of war, Iraqi Wamith Al-Kassab writes: “Change will happen in Iraq. Activists will win. Freedom will roll.This is our vision, this is our faith…This is our dream.”

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Video: End Violence Against Women Around the World

  25 November 2009

Today, November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and through videos, many people and organizations around the world are expressing their need to end the violence as well as the efforts they are undertaking to ensure that women have a safer world to live in.

Bangladesh, India, Pakistan: One State Solution Week 2009

  25 November 2009

The One State Solution Blog invites bloggers to express their opinions to redress the problems the Partition of India has created: “it did not achieve the goals or resolve the problems that the two-nation theory promised us as a subcontinent.” If you are blogging on this issue then tag your...

India: Politics And Tolerance

  25 November 2009

I love life… so I explore quotes Allama Iqbal on the philosophy of Hindu God Rama to showcase that: “India’s biggest strength is it’s secularism and it’s philosophy of tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.”

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