Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini from March, 2008
“A boy and a girl have died in a horrific car accident after being chased by a patrol that belongs to the Commission for Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in the northern city of Tabuk,” reports Saudi Jeans.
Jordan was shrouded with a cloud of dust, says Tololy, who posts a picture.
Driving standards in the Middle East have come under the scrutiny of bloggers after several people were killed and 350 injured in a 200-car pile up in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. While one blogger compared the carnage to what we see in the news about Iraq, others said that it was inevitable.
Palestinian blogger Al Falasteenyia marks the International Day for Women with this post.
Zeinobiya from Egypt lists a few fatwas (religious) edicts by a clergyman, whom she describes as “looking for fame.”
“The Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, Paulos Faraj Rahho was found dead in Mosul on Thursday. He was abducted on the 29 of February 2008, when his car was attacked and two body guards and his driver was killed,” reports Ibn Al Dunya, from Egypt.
“The best piece of news I heard on coming back to Egypt is that the first ever female “Ma’zoun” (the person who carries out the marriage ceremony in Islam) in Egypt and the Muslim world has been appointed by the family court of Al Sharqiyah governorate,” writes Eman, from Egypt.
Ahmad Sherif, from Egypt, posts an Arabic song, protesting Mubarak's rule.
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif has places a new counter on his blogs, featuring the number of days left for Bahrainis to “get rid” of their parliament.
The Arabist, from Egypt, posts links to coverage on Egypt's looming bread crisis.
“One of the most hated rituals in the middle east is the dreaded “Wife seeking”. Not only is it nerve wrecking for the potential groom and his family. But it's also considered humiliating for the ladies who find in the ritual demeaning to the woman,” writes Qwaider, from Jordan.
At a Doha conference, Arab Gulf states have pledged to nip human trafficking in the bud. Or Does it Explode .. asks “Really?”
From Bahrain, Silly Bahraini Girl takes a closer look at the keywords which drive clicks to her blog.
A lawyer by profession, Renata Avila Pinto brings us the voices of bloggers from Guatemala on Global Voices Online. Amira Al Hussaini interviews Renata about her voyage with blogging, her likes and dislikes and hopes for the future, in today's Blogger of the Week series.
BuJassem from the UAE asks: “Are the Israelis brainwashed?”
Secret Dubai discusses Dubai's media freedoms and human rights.
Tololy from Jordan writes an eye-opening post on how some men still let their mothers chose their brides for them.
Jordanian Naseem Al Tarawnah talks about accountable blogging in Jordan and the Arab world.
Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah links to videos documenting education in Palestine.