The ban has been lifted on Gmail in Iran but some feel it is so the government can apply even stronger measures; Ink on the Side nails politicians to the floor with her comic; and Coptic Egyptians prepare for papal election by fasting.
Iran lifts restrictions on Gmail, vows to “absolutely” censor YouTube
Iran raised suspicion worldwide when it banned access to Gmail last week but the country has renounced that block, if only because it is planning stiffer measures to prevent access to YouTube from its soil.
Copts' three-day fast paves way for papal elections
Christian Copts, who make up about a tenth of Egypt’s population of 83 million, started a churchwide three-day fast today, Monday, as part of a protracted process to elect the 118th pope of The Christian Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt.