Stories about War & Conflict from August, 2006
Russia: End of War Anniversary
David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates an article on the tenth anniversary of the end of the First Chechen War.
Russia: Deportation of Volga Germans
J. Otto Pohl translates a decree that ordered deportation of the Volga Germans to Kazakhstan and Siberia in 1941.
Kyrgyzstan: Handling Terrorism
Yulia translates a Russian post on how Kyrgyzstan is dealing with terror threats.
Pakistan: Bugti and the Nation
Perspectives on the current domestic crisis in Pakistan at Metroblogging Lahore. “While I mourn Bugti's death as a Pakistani, I do believe Bugti was a misguided man. He allowed himself to be used by nefarious foreign elements as a pawn against the good of this nation. “
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Karadzic Sightings
Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic visits Trebinje and Lastva in the Republika Srpska to investigate Radovan Karadzic sightings there: “While in the west we treat Karadzic sightings with alarm, they are commonplace around Trebinje. And even if the locals wanted to talk about it, the western press and local EUFOR...
Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (3)
Israeli blogger pilka writes (RUS) about a surreal experience of eating next to three clowns at a hospital in the wartime Haifa: […] I had breakfast with clowns today. I work at the children's department, okay? So strange, a clown on the right, a clown on the left, a vegetable...
Bahamas: Not so far from the Middle East
Nicolette Bethel's analysis of an African-American commentator's views on white guilt and anti-Semitism prompts her to think about Israel's position in the Middle East: “We Bahamians should take heed. After all, there is not a huge difference between the plight of the Palestinian Arab or the young men who identify...
Senegal: Commemorating the Senegalese Riflemen of WWII
While Senegal commemorated the Senegalese riflemen who assisted the French in WWII, Senegalese blogger Semett remembered (Fr) their forced labor, involuntary conscription and drew comparisons with the triangular slave trade. He seemed unconvinced with President Wade's sincerity in facing the realities of the riflemen but also that of the youth...
Ethiopia: Floods and conflict take their toll
Tobian Thinktank asks why Ethiopia's army is bothering with its military manoeuvres in Somalia while foreign troops are having to come into Ethiopia to help flood victims. We've people and villages getting swept away, lives being taken and destroyed by the hundreds and what is the Ethiopian army doing?
Sudan: Rape still a weapon
The Concoction reports that Darfur women are still being raped three months after a key peace deal in Sudan. “Fetching fire wood or water often ends up in the women being raped. Just imagine running to the grocery store to get a gallon of milk and there is a very...
Afghanistan: President & Compromises
Dialogue 3 says Hamid Karzai, Afghan President has done a lot of compromises with warlords and has lost his credibility among Afghans. According to the blogger poverty, corruption, and insecurity are dominating Afghan society and Afghan President is unable to solve them.
Armenia: Dead Villages
Onnik Krikorian has numerous new posts covering his recent visit to Lachin. Among them are ones on Ditsmayri and Herik, two dead villages in the region.
Lebanon: Blogging Back to Normality
This week the Lebanese blogosphere witnessed a sluggish move away from posts about destruction and death caused by the war to posts that reflect patriotic passions, politics and personal accounts. Photos of how ads, weddings and cartoons were affected by the war can also be found. Life in the blogosphere seems to be trying hard to go back to the way it was.
Uganda: Lunch at the LRA peace talks
Video journalist waited outside the venue where the Lord's Resistance Army and the Uganda government held their peace talks. “On the left of the conference is the lunch hall for the residents, and on the right the peace talks are held. Two worlds in one building, although they share lunch.“
Iran: Iranian second- rate citizens & Lebanon
Irane Emrouz writes the Speaker of Iranian Parliament has said that Iran will construct all destroyed houses in Lebanon. The blogger adds in our country there are many second -rate citizens who are looking for their daily bread and now the authorities want to deprive them form their daily bread...
Iran: Nuclear Crisis, Broken Satellite Dishes & Jailed Students
According to the media, Iran has delivered its formal response to the demand by world powers that it suspend uranium enrichment in exchange for a package of incentives. World media and bloggers, once more, are talking about the Iranian nuclear crisis and its outcome. Let's look at a few Iranian...
Armenia: Detained by the KGB
Onnik Krikorian just returned from Lachin, the strategic town linking Karabakh with Armenia proper. His trip was cut short because he was detained by the KGB, which informed him his movements were restricted. The trip was not a loss though, as he is able to report on mine-clearing efforts in...
Nepal: Army and the Maoists
As the political scenario in Nepal changes, what role does the Army play in the integration of Maoist rebels. United We Blog! on the Army and the Maoists.
Sri Lanka: ICT For Peacebuilding and Switzerland
ICT for Peacebuilding has details of a conversation with Ambassador Daniel Stauffacher on exploring possibilities for collaboration and exploration in the theory and practice of ICT4Peace between the author's work in Sri Lanka and that of the ICT4Peace Foundation in Switzerland.
Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (2)
Victoria Shcherbina (LJ user saint-autere) reacts to the news of the August 22 TU-154 crash in eastern Ukraine, which killed all 170 people on board, by writing (RUS) about the death of her father – IL-86 navigator Valeriy Shcherbina – in a crash at Moscow's Sheremetyevo four years earlier, on...
Iran: One day salary for Lebanon!
Faryad says one day of his/her mother's salary reduced on her pay check in the name of helping Lebanon! The blogger says it is a very ugly act to reduce somebody's salary for a cause without asking him [Fa]. The blogger adds he/she does not know this salary reduction only...