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· September, 2008

Stories about History from September, 2008

Jamaica: Slaves

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp has “had enough of these latter day heroes whose bravery exists only in their febrile imaginations. They denigrate the memory of our ancestors who sucked salt, bore...

Belize: Independence Day

Belizean was proud to be part of the celebrations as the country marked its 27th anniversary of Independence from Great Britain.

Egypt: Egyptian Railways – 125 Years Old

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia celebrates here the 125th anniversary of the Egyptian Railways.

Armenia: Turkish Visitors

Unzipped quotes news reports saying that 300 Turkish citizens visited the Genocide Memorial and Museum in Yerevan on the sidelines of this month's World Cup qualifying football match between Armenia...

Cuba: Economic Reforms?

“The current President did not propose a program, he did not commit himself before his voters, and that means he is not accountable to us. The much needed measures can...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Poor Sportsmanship

“I think he forgot (that in) 2003 he failed several drug tests that questioned the validity of his achievements. Sometimes folks think what you are doing is what they are...

Kuwait and Ramadan

It has been a busy Ramadan in Kuwait, with the collapse of the Stock Exchange, social activities and artistic creativity. Abdullatif Al Omar digs into Kuwaiti blogs to bring us...

The Balkans: Subotica Mosque; Balkan Muslims

Kakanien Revisited writes about the new mosque of Subotica, the first one in Serbia's Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, “built with funds from Novi Pazar […] and Turkey.” The 8th Circle...

Cuba, South Africa: Castro Wins Award

Uncommon Sense cannot believe that, according to a mainstream media report, Fidel Castro has won the South African Ubuntu award for his contributions to “humankind beyond boundaries.”

Latvia: Stradini Hospital

Arnis Balcus posts photos from one of the biggest and oldest hospitals in Latvia.

Turkey: Genocide Stories

Project Common Humanity, a new blog established by researcher and writer Ziya Meral, asks its readers to submit stories of Turks who saved their Armenian neighbors during the 1915 Genocide.

Turkey: “Armenian Istanbul”

Sundry Translations and Other Tangentialia translates Mark Grigorian's LJ entries (RUS – here, here, here) on Istanbul's Armenian dimension.

South Ossetia: A Photojournalist's Musings On the War

Firsthand reports from the conflict zone in the Caucasus continue to appear here and there in the Russophone blogosphere. On Sept. 8, one month since the beginning of the war...

Iran:”Eternal Iranian islands of Persian Gulf”

Kourosh Ziabari, an Iran based blogger, writes that the Persian Gulf and its islands have been under the absolute administration of Iran from the ancient times. He adds “UAE’s claims...

China: Sparrow as National Bird

Nimrod from Fool's mountain blogs about the netizen's opinion in choosing sparrow as national bird.

The Middle East Remembers 9/11

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the US, a pivotal day in history and a day which brought about so much heartbreak and destruction not...

Russia: Personal Responsibility

Estonian blogger Flasher T of AnTyx writes this in response to a post about Russia by the Economist's Edward Lucas: “I am disappointed in Edward Lucas for perpetuating this intellectual...

Serbia: Radical Party

A Fistful of Euros writes about Serbia’s Radical Party, which seems to be “breaking up”: “What makes the Radicals different from, say, “Attack” in Bulgaria or Vadim Tudor’s Greater Romania...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: In Memoriam

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp is saddened over the passing of American poet Reginald Shepherd and also posts a poem in memory of the 9-11 firefighters, who lost their lives seven...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Outcome of Hasan Nuhanović's Case

Café Turco writes about the outcome of Hasan Nuhanović's lawsuit against the Dutch state: “We are here upon a scandalous case of the spirit of justice being distorted. The victims...

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