Stories about Breaking News from November, 2007
Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas, whose YouTube account has recently been suspended, suffers a new blow (Ar) – this time from Yahoo – which has since disabled his Yahoo email account.
The Middle East Question has grabbed the international headlines for more than half a century. It is now the turn of the region's netizens to vent off and add their perspectives to events touching their lives and the security and stability of the countries they live in. Read about what the region's most outspoken bloggers have to say in our Middle East Peace 2007 Special Coverage page.
Just a few hours ago, the Caribbean experienced strong tremors from an earthquake that originated off the coast of Martinique - regional bloggers talk about what it was like.
Zeinobia from Egypt writes: “There are rumours that there will be a possible ministerial change today. I do not know if this is true or not.”
News from the blogosphere in the Philippines of the latest attempt by the 2003 coup leaders to get rid of the current administration in Philippines.
With leaders and politicians from the Middle East and far afield meeting in Annapolis, US, over brokering a peace deal between Israel and its Arab neighbours, the mood remains somber, skeptical and pessimistic among bloggers from the region.
Gravure idol, talento and blog queen Wakatsuki Chinatsu announced today that she would be taking time off from blogging. The final entry posted today at her official blog attracted thousands of comments from fans offering their support, a few of which are translated here.
The government is going to announce that the state of emergency is unconstitutional because apparently the constitution says that the government must announce it and it should be signed by the Minister of Defense, reports Lebanese blogger Eliedh.
Lebanon is in a political limbo after parliament failed to elect a successor for President Emile Lahoud today. Hours before the end of his term, Lahoud ordered the army to take charge of security, leaving rival factions responsible for naming a president and leading to international calls for calm. Lebanon's bloggers were quick to react.
Shenyang was mobbed today with furious ex-ant farmers, former employees of Yilishen, a media darling and one of China's most well-known brands in the health supplement market, as the company has just closed, taking the huge amounts its peasant-class employees had invested with it. The city's ant farming industry is...
“The second brutal murder in the same neighbourhood in two days”: Nicolette Bethel reports on the passing of Bahamian fashion designer Harl Taylor.
Can it really be true? Dare I say it? Iraq is actually getting safer? What with a new movement called 'Awakening' throwing Al-Qaeda out of Baghdad suburbs; Reports that violence is markedly down; Iraqis returning in droves; could George Bush's surge really be working? Iraqi bloggers investigate and give the real word from the street.
Three Iraqi football players are seeking asylum in Australia, says Iraqi blogger Ladybird.
“We’re grieving because of the kind of man we’ve lost. And we’re grieving because his was a violent death”: Nicolette Bethel mourns the loss of Thaddeus Macdonald, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Educational Studies at the College of The Bahamas.
This week, the Syrian coast was washed in the black color of mourning, after the shocking news of the Syrian vessel [Georgian flagged, but owned and operated fully by Syrian crew] "Haj Ismail" was hit with the horrendous storm that hit the Black Sea last week, along with another nine ships. Yazan Badran brings us the latest buzz from the Syrian blogosphere.
Sidr is a category 4 Hurricane (deadlier than Katrina) raged its severest onslaughts packing winds of 240 kph (150mph) on the southern coast of Bangladesh from about 5:30pm Thursday to early Friday. Now it has weakened into a tropical storm and is moving across the country to the northeastern part...
Liu Xiaoyuan comments on a recent news about an assistant professor being shot to death in Guangzhou city by local police (zh). According to the police report, the gunshot was a self defense act as a police was dragged by the professor's car (with a fake military car number) for...
It's election season in China again, and so far that means at least one accusation of vote-fixing against independent candidates; this time it's a retired professor in eastern China's Shandong province who sought to run on the populist vote.
Konchog Norbu reports that two – nearly simultaneous – serious car accidents have taken away lives of two prominent and respected public figures, Mr. Narantsatsralt, an MP and former Mongolian Prime Minister, and Mr. Tserenpurev, a high governmental official.
Gerardo Espíndola provides up to the minute coverage at El Morrocotudo [es] of an earthquake in Arica, Chile..
An explosion of still-undetermined origin destroyed the South Wing of the Philippines’ House of Representatives complex, killing a lawmaker and a driver of another. Two other solons lead the list of injured. Killed were Basilan Rep. Wahab Akbar and Marcial Tualdo, a driver for Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan who was...