Stories about Breaking News from July, 2006
The Week That Was in Bahrain
Local events took the sidelines as Bahrain bloggers turned their attention to the war ravaging Lebanon this week.
Indoensia: Expat Life and Indonesian Thoughts
The blogger at Sarapan Ekonomi talks about expats discussing life in Indonesia. The blogger does not agree with some of the views the expats have but at the end of the post, the blogger asks everyone “Meanwhile, lighten up. It's Friday after all.”
Voices from the Caucasus
Russian tourists rest in the shade in the Novy Afon (New Athos) monastery near the capital of the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia – by eurutuf What follows is a roundup of notable blog conversations from the Caucasus that took place over the last week. For a change, how about...
Jamaica: R.I.P. Louise Bennett
Poet and actress Louise Bennett, popularly known as Miss Lou, perhaps the most beloved public figure in contemporary Jamaica, has died at the age of 86. At the Caribbean Beat blog, Jeremy Taylor offers a tribute. “She wrote unforgettable poems in the Jamaican ‘patois’ or ‘dialect’ which we now learn...
Somalia, Ethiopia: Mystery plane
Reject the Ethiopian Invasion! picks up on reports of a mystery aircraft which landed at Mogadishu, rumored to be carrying arms from Eritrea. “The last thing Somalia needs is more arms,” the blogger writes. There is also part of a transcript of the U.S. State Department media briefing which dealt...
China: Cameras, drunks and forced website closures
Kimbo Hu/Hu Defu, a well-known Taiwanese aboriginal folk musician gave a performance at a small bar in Beijing this past weekeknd. In attendance were many prominent bloggers, and here is Ycul blogger Reading Storeroom‘s account of the show, along with the problems he sees as more and more Chinese purchase...
Mexico: Buses Burn in Oaxaca
Mark in Mexico says that striking teachers commandeered three city buses in front of Benito Juárez University on Sunday, slashed their tires, and shattered their windows. In an update post, he says one of the buses was burned and that “the respected newpaper Reforma from Mexico City seems to be...
Lebanon at the Iraqi Blogodrome
The Iraqi blogs have been alive with comment on the crisis in Lebanon. The opinions are so diverse that subject deserves to be covered in its own right. If you read no other post read this one Ali from Free Iraqi delivers a sharp analysis that would make Machiavelli nervous....
“Destroying the infrastructure of Lebanon isn't going to achieve much. It would surely not make Israel any safer,” writes Netherlands-based Nigerian blogger Chippla in a
Reunion: Volcano Eruption
From Reunion, Jean-Paul at Dijoux.re writes (Fr):”It is the first eruption of the year. Of the two lava flows registered at the beginning of the eruption, one stopped and the other has diminished. The awful weather (i.e. the cold, the rain and the fog) is not making for a scenic...
Reunion: Volcano Eruption
Reunion Passion writes (Fr): “Le Piton de la Fournaise started erupting at the end of the night of July 20 at 4 am. According to information from the volcano observatory, the eruption took place at the volcano's summit, near the Bory crater.”
Somalia: Ethiopian troops
Voice of Somaliland Diaspora and Ethioblog take note of a BBC news report that Ethiopian troops have been seen on Somali soil.
Zimbabwe: Middle East lesson
“The past week's events in the Middle East,” writes Zimpundit, “have confirmed Zimbabweans’ fears that in eyes of the world some lives are intrinsically more valuable than others.”
Kurdistance: Lebanon's Legacy?
While the world's media eye is focused on Lebanon, other potential conflicts are arising in the Middle East; but they are arising using Lebanon as the primary example for conflict justification. The Counterrorism Blog says it best: Turkey is currently making a lot of noise about launching a cross-border incursion...
China: How do you say RSS feed in Chinese again?
One day soon, when content flow between Chinese and English websites reaches a reciprocal balance, when newspapers, textbooks and bloggers everywhere go bilingual, how well-positioned will you be? It's not an easy question to answer, and keeping a foot firmly planted on the ground on both sides of the fence...
Lebanon: Collective Punishment & Death or Total Submission
The Israeli widespread and indiscriminate attack on Lebanon was the focus of all blogs about Lebanon the past few days. Regular updates, personal accounts, analysis, photos (not for the faint hearted) and ways to help were posted on most blogs. It is very difficult to mention all of them and...
Indonesia: Tsunami Updates
Angelo Embuldeniya at worldwidehelp blog is monitoring the latest Indonesian tsunami news. “According to sources on the ground, a local tsunami measuring 2m in height hit a West Java resort where 5 people are confirmed to have died and officials have stated that the threat of the tsunami being widespread...
Crisismesh blog is reporting on the Tsunami in Indonesia caused by an eartquake in Indian Ocean. The blogger at WideImaginations feels the quake in Jakarta.
Mideast conflict: Reaction
Former Rwanda-based blogger George Conard posts an e-mail from a friend currently in Beirut, which points out the gaps in one MSM organization's handling of events there.
Lebanon: The Current Israeli Aggression
What are the bloggers saying about the current crisis between Lebanon and Israel? Here is a sample.
India: Bloggers react to the bomb blasts in Mumbai
Mumbai was hit by serial blasts today. Commuters in trains on one of the railway lines (Western Railway) were killed by bombs that went off in seven different trains. The blasts occured around 1825 hrs, which is the peak hour for commute in Mumbai, as office goers leave South Mumbai...