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· May, 2007

Stories about Disaster from May, 2007

29 May 2007

Israel: Volunteers for Sderot

Lebanon: More on the Crisis in the Country

For the second week, Lebanese bloggers have posted anecdotes, reflections, updates, photos, videos, jokes, sarcasm and drawings on the issue that is taking precedence over all other topics. The issue...

Belarus: Blogger br23/Uładzimer Katkoŭski Passes Away

Belarusian blogger Uładzimer Katkoŭski/br23 passed away in Prague on May 25 at the age of 30. As one of his online friends wrote, "To a large degree thanks to his...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

If you read nothing else in Global Voices today read this post. I mean it. Everything is here from going to schools in a war zone, review of the latest...

28 May 2007

Bahrain: The ‘two seas’ are now a concrete jungle

From 'blog wars' to work ethics, the Bahraini blogosphere is bubbling with new ideas and excitement. Ayesha Saldanha sheds more light on discussions taking place this week about Bahrain's jungle...

27 May 2007

Syria: Presidential Referendum and Lebanon Clashes

Today, Syria is reelecting president Bashar Assad for a new seven-year term in office. The process is done through a referendum, which means there will be no other challengers. The...

24 May 2007

Join the Debate on Darfur 10am (EST) TODAY!

Further to our earlier post, here's a quick update on the Reuters Newsmaker event on Darfur, which takes place in New York starting at 10am EST today. Our Sub-Saharan Africa...

22 May 2007

Ukraine: Kyiv Street Kids Video

China: Three Gorges dam

Join the Debate on Darfur on May 24

On Thursday May 24, 2007, starting at 930am EST, Reuters will be holding a Newsmaker event on the topic of the crisis in Darfur. We invite you to participate by...

16 May 2007

Ukraine: High-Risk Politics

Earthquake in Laos, Felt in Thailand

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck north western Laos on Wednesday afternoon. There are only a handful of bloggers inside Laos and no one has talked about the quake as of...

Sudan: dust storm in Khartoum

14 May 2007

Estonia: 1994 Ferry Catastrophe

Kenya: National Day of Mourning

Arabeyes: Muslim-Coptic Clashes in Egypt

Sectarian strife rocked the quiet Egyptian village of Bahma in Giza on Friday over alleged plans to open a new church. Blogger Nora Younis (Ar) tells us what happened and...

13 May 2007

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

There's never is a dull moment in Iraq and bloggers tell us why. This week's quick round up of Iraqi blogs discusses venturing out of your house in a war-torn...