Links from my del.icio.us account for May 16th through May 17th:
- Global Voices Advocacy » Egypt: A Blogger is Behind Bars Because of “Exploiting The Democratic Climate” - After being detained for 15 days under investigation, Egyptian blogger Ahmed Mohsen is accused of “Exploiting the democratic climate to overthrow the government” - sordidly Orwellian.
- IkhwanWeb | Gov’t Falsely Charge Detained MB Leaders With Money Laundry - New arrests of senior MBs, list may also included Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh and Saad Katatni, a significant escalation of govt pressure.
- cairo - Wolfram|Alpha - Search for "Cairo" on the new WolframAlpha computational search engine, and it says the population is 7.735 million people - or half of what it's generally considered to be. Do they have old data or are they only including Cairo governorate, and not Qalubiya and Giza?
- Mass graves for Egypt’s pigs مقابر جماعية لخنازير مصر at 3arabawy - Video of pig disposal and burial.
- Oman Navigates Between Iran and Arab Nations - NYTimes.com - Oman close to concluding security pact with Iran.