Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini from August, 2007
Syria is the Arab bread basket of the Middle East, writes Egyptian D.B. Shobrawy, who adds that the Arab country is sharing the spoils with neighbours hit by a wheat shortage.
Bahrainis marked the birth of the Shia Imam Al Mahdi with a lot of fanfare and blogger Mahmood Al Yousif was out with his new camera to record the celebrations.
Bahraini Ammaro takes his camera along for a jog and this is the result.
“(F)or over a week now the Egyptian (non-state) media has gone into another one of its Mubarak deathwatch modes,” writes Issandr El Amrani, from Egypt.
Egyptian Zeinobia marks the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death with this post.
Bint Battuta in Bahrain shares with us her pick of podcasts in this post.
Saudi Jeans updates us on the demands being made by the supporters of Saudi reformists detained since February.
The Tunisian presidential airplane and the 'unofficial' trips it takes to Europe and the fashion capitals of the world has attracted the scrutiny of the country's most outspoken bloggers. Who is using the president's plane? Who approves the trips abroad and how much is it used for official business? These are some of the questions being raised in Arabic and French, which I am translating today into English.
Fayyad from Palestinian blog Kabobfest writes about Abdulla Gul‘s election as Turkey's president. “Ironically, some secular extremists in Turkey, too (have) issue with the fact the Gul’s wife, Hayrunisa, wears a hijab, which is banned from all Turkish public institutions, and (for) some reason terrifies some, especially when Mrs. Gul...
Abu Aardvark (Marc Lynch) updates us on the latest news about the insurgency in Iraq.
According to official statistics, there are twice as many rich people than poor ones in Tunisia. Subzero Blue tells us why that really isn't the case.
Aussie Dave from Israel discusses the difference between Jewish and Arab refugees in this post.
Jordanian Hareega discusses the untimely deaths of ‘seemingly healthy’ athletes.
Ahmad Humeid from Jordan writes about a new Facebook group which aims to discuss urban development in the the kingdom.
Smooth Stone from Israel links to a story about how Aids patients are buried alive in Papa New Guinea.
If you are on the Internet, Big Brother is watching you, warns Batya from Israel.
Charles Levinson, who lives in Jerusalem, compiles a list of all the items banned on flights from Jordan's Queen Alia's Airport.
Savtadotty, from Israel, marks her 19th anniversary in the country.
Iraqi blogger Ladybird reports that Saudi Arabia has banned pan-Arab Saudi-owned newspaper Al Hayat in the kingdom.
D.B. Shobrawy reflects on what he describes as the Egyptian inferiority complex in this post. “..many Egyptians have an inferiority complex in regards to their Egyptian identity. Somewhere in our history during colonialism Egyptians began to believe that European culture was superior to their own, more elegant and prestigious,” he...
Egyptian Big Pharaoh takes us to the Moulid Al Haggag ceremony, offering us an explanation for the annual event and photographs.