M. Lynx Qualey, blogger, who is interested in Arab and Arabic literature, wrote a series of posts introducing acclaimed Arab poets, novelists, and short-story writers’ favorite Arab reads of 2012. She started with a list of nonfiction books, then followed by a list for poetry [En] and fiction [En].
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A Royal Decree by the Sultan of Oman has announced amendments giving the Shura (Consultative) and State councils a say in the way the country is run. The laws give both houses new legislative and monitoring powers. Bloggers react to the results and what they see as tribal influences.
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10 June 2012
Human Rights activists in Oman are being targeted by authorities amid world silence. Omanis take to their keyboards the keep their struggle alive, writes Mona Kareem, who brings us the latest from Oman.
17 May 2012
The governments of the Gulf are discussing transforming the current Gulf Cooperation Council into an EU-style union. The move comes in an atmosphere of tension caused by the Arab uprisings and Iran's growing influence. As a first step, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain might seek closer union.
11 May 2011
At first, everyone thought it was a joke or just one more Twitter rumor. Soon, netizens realised it was true and the shock made everyone act hysterical with their funny tweets that Jordan and Morocco requests to join the Gulf Cooperation Council have been welcomed and will be discussed.
7 March 2011
Arab bloggers are vying for the Best of the Arabic Blogs Awards, Arabisk, which is now in the judging phase of the competition. The top 20 nominations in four categories are being judged now, and the competition results will be announced at the beginning of April. Haifa Al Rasheed has more on the competition.
29 June 2010
Bloggers across the Middle East mourned the death of Portuguese writer Jose Saramago. Tarek Amr rounds up their reactions.
11 June 2010
Millions of people around the world are glued to their television screens, watching the World Cup's opening ceremony from South Africa - and the scene is not that different in the Arab World.
10 June 2010
Oman was hit a few days ago by cyclone Phet, a tropical cyclone originating from the Indian Ocean. This is the second major cyclone to hit Oman in three years. Bloggers report on developments in this post.
30 March 2010
Earth Hour is an annual event celebrated on the last Saturday in March. Awareness of Earth Hour has been spreading throughout the world since its inception in Australia in 2007. In this post, Katharine Ganly takes a look at some of the initiatives celebrating Earth Hour in the Arab World.
8 January 2010
Omani bloggers are back in the blogging scene as they start the new year with big resolutions and plans, writes Riyadh Al Balushi.
19 November 2009
While it may sound like a bad joke, today's World Toilet Day focuses on a not-so-funny issue impacting almost half the world's population -- a lack of toilets and sanitation.