According to this new post
on Nexen.net today, there's a plan in the works to gather as much of the Arab PHP community as possible, as being done by the PHP4Arab group
Friday January 6, 2006, 17h GMT will be the first online meeting of the Arab PHP community as organized by PHP4Arab. The ones in charge of the group/meeting are Hani Gamal and Mokhtar Diab. PHPTunsie.net will be there as well, an established development company to make a speech.
If you'd like to join in, you can head over to this MSN groups page and join up. For complete information on PHP4Arab or the meeting, visit PHP4Arab.org.