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· July, 2007

Stories about Breaking News from July, 2007

31 July 2007

Jordan: Light Sentence for Murderer

Arabeyes: Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian Blogger Vanishes

Egyptian blogger Ahmed Saad Domah has vanished, according to the Blogger's Observatory, which has been set up to monitor the arrests and harassments bloggers and online writers in the Arab...

China: Released documents implicate Yahoo!

Malaysia: GVO's Jeff Ooi joins Opposition Party

Today marks one of the most important occasion in Malaysia's blogging community as Screenshot's Jeff Ooi, who is dubbed as one of the most prominent blogger in Malaysia's blogosphere joined...

Afghanistan: Korean hostage crisis

Japan: A Historic Election Defeat

The overwhelming defeat of the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan's upper house elections on Sunday, historic in its scale, brought about a drastic shift in the Japanese political landscape and...

China: Citywide taxi strike

It seems the ten thousand taxi drivers in one Chinese city have all gone on strike, bloggers are making this much clear. Local media appears not to be reporting on...

Iraq: WE WOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!

Iraq's national football team won the Asian Cup, an event which brought joy to Iraqis at home and around the world. Sufferings, death, sectarian divisions and repercussions against Iraqis celebrating...

29 July 2007

Touring Libyan Blogs: Health Sector, Old Ladies, Confrontating a Racist Bully, Globetrotting and Another Libyan Writer

The case of the Bulgarian nurses (and the Palestinian doctor) is already fading into history - while speculation rages if they have been bought off, whether they were guilty or...

26 July 2007

Kurdistance: A Victory in the Turkish Elections

While the Turks have had some mixed reactions to the outcome of the recent Turkish parliamentary elections, Kurds have been rejoicing as potential Kurdish parliamentarians have exploited a loophole in...

25 July 2007

Turkey is Typing….Election Issue

The Turkish parliamentary elections were this last Sunday… and despite public protests in the last few months against the ruling party AKP, they still won with a resounding 47 per...

21 July 2007

Palestine: Today's Ultimate Sin – Complacency?

"'It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.' The virtuous amongst us try to identify evil, and...

China: Dispossessed farmers beaten

The local government wants to build a new administration tower, 240 farmers in Jiangxi province claim, but they don't even have enough to pay us back for the land it...

19 July 2007

Arabeyes: Saudi Women Fight for Men's Rights

Saudi women are grabbing the headlines once again - this time with a protest to demand the freedom of their husbands and kin arrested under 'terrorism' charges, in the conservative...

Cuba: Tobacco Deal?

Japan: A Week of Typhoons, Earthquakes, and Nuke Leaks

The past week has been rough for Japan. Just as a torrential typhoon finished ripping through Okinawa and Kyushu, massive earthquakes hit Niigata and nearby regions, among other things setting...