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· May, 2007

Stories about Disaster from May, 2007

Israel: Volunteers for Sderot

“Right, volunteers are being called for to come to the aid of citizens in Sderot. Below I’m going to append the information so that folks around and about can get...

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...

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...

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...

Syria: 14 Killed in Bus Accident

“14 people have died after an Iraqi bus crashed on the Aleppo to Raqqa highway. 20 others are injured. The bus had just crossed the border from Iraq, and was...

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...

Bulgaria: Rainy Days

“Dusty Sofia becomes muddy Sofia,” writes Sofia's Hidden Beauty. But – “While nature is ravaging the capital and the region, politicians are suffering overheating after the end of the elections...

Ukraine: Kyiv Street Kids Video

Michelle Knisley of Greetings from Kyiv links to two CrossRoads Foundation's videos of Kyiv's street children – on YouTube, here and here.

China: Three Gorges dam

Zhaoshilong wrote a very elaborated report(zh) on the environmental disasters (earthquakes, drought, warming effect etc.) as a result of the three Gorges dam project.

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...

Ukraine: High-Risk Politics

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes on the most recent accidents involving Ukrainian politicians. “One thing is certain – participation in top-level politics in Ukraine carries risks,” he concludes.

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

Haboob hits Khartoum: “Haboob comes to Khartoum! Here are some pictures from last Sunday's dust storm.”

Japan: Lithographs of post-apocalyptic Tokyo

Edo from Pink Tentacle blogs Hisaharu Motoda’s “Neo-Ruins” series of lithographs depict the cityscape of a post-apocalyptic Tokyo.

Estonia: 1994 Ferry Catastrophe

Vilhelm Konnander writes that the 1994 Estonia ferry catastrophe, which took 852 lives, may have been caused by an explosion.

Kenya: National Day of Mourning

“Today is the National Day of Mourning for all those who lost their lives in Kenya Airways flight KQ507. There doesn’t seem to be much going on in the way...

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...

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...

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