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· September, 2008

Stories about Breaking News from September, 2008

Lebanon: Army Soldiers Targeted…Again

Forty five days after the first bombing of a bus transporting army soldiers in Lebanon, another bomb exploded in Tripoli today, killing at least four soldiers and wounding over 20...

Egypt: Kidnapped Tourists Freed

Nineteen people, including foreign tourists, kidnapped in Egypt 10 days ago have been freed. Egyptian bloggers react.

Lebanon: Terror strikes in Tripoli again

A remote control car bomb ripped through a military bus this morning killing four soldiers and a civilian in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. Today’s bombing is the second...

Kyrgyzstan: Head of Central Election Commission resigns

Genderstan reports that Klara Kabilova, former head of the Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan, made a statement about receiving threats from Maksim Bakiev, son of President Kurmanbek Bakiev. In her...

Japan: Fluctuations in Yen-Dollar rate

Japanese blogger kawase_oh [為替王] analyzes recent fluctuation in exchange rates [ja] between the yen and the U.S. dollar, and also between the yen and other major currencies. The blogger says...

Nigerien rebel group denies departure of top commander

On its blog, Nigerien insurgent group Mouvement des Nigériens pour la Justice [Fr] denied the reported departure of Commander Kindo Zado, one if the movement's vice presidents, a former Nigerien...

Egypt: National Theater on Fire

It seems that the Egyptians have succeeded in bringing Nero back to life. And the Egyptian Nero has a long list of places to burn. He started with the Egyptian...

Syria: Chilling Eyewitness Blogger Account on Damascus Explosion

With very little information coming out on today's massive explosion in Damascus, Syria, one blogger was on the site and rushed back to his computer to describe to the world...

Japan: Taiwanese blogger looking for Japanese boyfriend

According to Ameba news [ja], Taiwanese blogger and Japan-lover Shuen Shuen, also known as “Naomi”, announced on her blog [zh] that she wanted to move to Japan and find a...

Pakistan: Fire exchange with US troops

Desicritics.org wonders whether the escalated tension and recent exchange of fire between US and Pakistani forces are “an engineered distraction”.

Japan: 2channel on Aso UN speech

New Japanese Prime Minister Aso Taro‘s speech at the UN yesterday is all the talk on 2channel [ja], Japan's largest bulletin board. According to news reports [ja], 5 minutes into...

Japan: Prosecutors want 1.5 years for bulletin board comment

2channel threads are commenting on news [ja] that prosecutors in Japan are asking for 1.5 years in the case of 23-year-old Atsushi Sugita's (杉田敦史) declaration on a bulletin board that...

Korea: The End of OhmyNews Japan (following Hanako's)

Following the post, “The End of OhmyNews Japan” by the Japanese editor, Hanako, I was curious how Korean bloggers talk about the failure of OhmyNews Japan. Many bloggers have analyzed...

South Africa: Dude, Where's the Presidency?

The South African Blogosphere just sparked with the recent news of 11 Ministers and 3 deputy ministers resigning including South Africa's star minister, Trevor Manuel and The Deputy President, Phumzile...

Egypt: Kidnapped Tourists

A group of 15 foreign tourists, including five Italians, were kidnapped on Monday in southern Egypt. Egyptian bloggers react.

Philippine blog awards 2008

The winners of the Philippine blog awards 2008. The blog of journalist and GV author Tonyo is Best News and Media blog of the year.

Pakistan: Another 9/11, We are Burning

Yesterday night, about 8 PM local time, Islamabad was rocked with the worst suicide attack ever in the history of Pakistan. This attack was carried outside Marriott Hotel in Islamabad....

Pakistan bleeds again

Pakistan capital Islamabad was rocked by a massive explosion outside Hotel Marriott yesterday. A truck carrying 1000 Kg (1 ton) of explosive materials entered Marriott Hotel at around 8 PM...

Saudi Arabia: Outcry Over Fatwa to Kill Satellite TV Owners

A prominent Saudi scholar issued a religious decree - fatwa - calling for the killing of the owners of satellite television channels which broadcast immoral material. Bloggers from Saudi Arabia...

Moroccan Blogger Mohammed Erraji Acquitted

The Blogoma, or Moroccan blogosphere, was buzzing today over news of Moroccan blogger Mohammed Erraji's acquittal. Erraji was arrested last week for writing that the king's charity toward his people...

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