Some Blogs From Around the Mideast

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
Friday, February 9, 2007; 2:23 PM

-- Some blogs in the Middle East:



_ Arabic-language blog by democracy activist Wael Abbas. Has been instrumental in bringing attention to police torture and sexual attacks on women, publishing videotaped accounts of both in recent months.

_ Arabic blog by Abdel Kareem Nabil, on trial for allegedly insulting Islam and causing sectarian strife with Internet writings critical of Islamic institutions in Egypt.

_ Arabic and English political blog by husband and wife team, Alaa Abdel-Fattah and Manal Hassan. Abdel-Fattah held six weeks last year after being arrested during rally at Cairo court in support of other detained democracy activists.



_ English blog by Sasa Kajam. Called Syria News Wire, says it features "independent news from the streets of Syria and Lebanon."



_ English blog by Ahmed al-Omran, pharmacy student who writes about politics, social issues and trends.

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