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:

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EGYPT:

_ http://misrdigital.blogspirit.com 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.

_ http://karam903.blogspot.com 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.

_ http://www.manalla.net 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.

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SYRIA:

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

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SAUDI ARABIA:

_ http://saudijeans.blogspot.com English blog by Ahmed al-Omran, pharmacy student who writes about politics, social issues and trends.


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