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· January, 2008

Stories about Breaking News from January, 2008

28 January 2008

Lebanon: Demonstrations, Deaths and Specter of Civil War

Here is a random selection of bloggers’ reflections on yesterday’s incidents which started as demonstrations against electricity shortages and against hikes in prices but ended in riots, shootings and deaths.

27 January 2008

Flagging at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Iraq has a new national flag. Some people may say that flags are really not important, but for Iraq it is big deal. Every new regime has sought to cement...

26 January 2008

Davos: peeking in and participating through videos

The World Economic Forum´s annual meeting of political and business leaders is taking place between January 23rd and January 27th in Davos, Switzerland. This year, common people can participate in...

25 January 2008

Lebanon: Car Bomb Targets Counter-Terrorism Captain

Yet another terrorist attack targeted Lebanon leaving behind deaths and destruction. Today, at 10am local time, a car bomb killed Lebanon’s active counter–terrorism police officer, Captain Wissam Eid and three...

Japan: Videotape from 1995 Monju reactor leak

The infamous Monju fast-breeder reactor leak of 1995, an accident that long ago earned itself a place in the history of nuclear power in Japan, has returned one more time...

23 January 2008

Syria: Bloggers React to Gaza Blockade

As Israel continues its blockade on the strip, humanitarian conditions dip lower and lower. And while the Middle East shivers under the exceptional weather conditions, Gazans find themselves without fuel...

Japan: Insider trading at public broadcaster NHK (Part 1)

Japan's public broadcaster NHK faces yet another controversy, with revelations of insider trading by three NHK employees on shares of Kappa Create Company. This first part of a two-part series...

Kazakhstan: German Journalist Attacked in Astana

22 January 2008

Egypt: Gaza In the Headlines

Eman Abd Al Rahman brings us the latest headlines from the Egyptian blogosphere decrying the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza. A four-day blockade has plunged Gaza in darkness, sparking international...

21 January 2008

Palestine: Gaza Under Seige

Bloggers around the region are adding their voices to an international outcry as the Gaza Strip falls into darkness. A four-day Israeli blockade on the strip has led to the...

20 January 2008

Iraq: Another New Flag?

A proposal by the Iraqi Parliament to change the flag has started a heated debate among Iraqi bloggers this week. And there is more.. hear news from the front line...

Brazil: No right to information

19 January 2008

China: A melee in and out of the college

A physical brawl between a college profeesor and his girl student in class incurred unusually opposite voices. The situation was even more complicated due to the resignation of another professor...

15 January 2008

China: This week's mass incidents

Still several months to go until the Olympics, yet just the past few days have seen a number of unrelated mass incidents take place around the country, from the large...

14 January 2008

Iraq: Videos of snow in Baghdad

The unexpected happened in Iraq: Snow fell on the capital city of Baghdad, and citizens grabbed their video cameras to record this once in a lifetime event.

Colombia: Uncertain Future for the Hostage Situation

In the wake of the release of two women who had been held hostage by the FARC terrorist group for 5 and 6 years, there are mixed feelings regarding the...

7 January 2008

Touring Libyan Blogs: the price of fame

A storm is brewing in the Libyan blogosphere and legal system over the debut book of a lawyer-cum-author. Fozia Mohamed looks at what bloggers have to say about the book,...