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· August, 2006

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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