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· January, 2007

Stories about War & Conflict from January, 2007

Iraq: Another Terrifying Day

Iraqi blogger Nabil writes about yet another terrifying day in his neighbourhood. “Me and several people ran to the roof of the house, and there was my neighbour lying on...

Iraq: Massacare in Najaf

Iraqi blogger Imad Khadduri reports a massacare in Najaf, which left about 260 people dead.

Poland: Anti-Missile System

The beatroot argues that “the critics of the decision of placing a US anti-missile system in Poland are being as paranoid as the US government.”

Poland: The Soviets’ Nuclear Arsenal

The beatroot writes about the “now unclassified documents which show that Poland was nothing more than a buffer to the West for the Soviets and one that they could afford...

Kurdistance: The Kirkuk Referendum

While the Kirkuk Referendum isn't expected to take place until December 2007, it is creating waves within Kurdistan, Iraq and their neighbors. Why the flurry of activity now? The Iraq...

Sudan: Muslims and Darfur

According to Sudanese Thinker, Muslims do not pay attention to Darfur because of three reasons.

Nepal: Madhesh Is Burning

Madhesh is the southern plains of Nepal where half of the country lives. Madhesi are the people of Nepal, roughly half of the country. The Madhesi have been discriminated against...

Colombia: Paramilitary Leader's PowerPoint Presentation

Héctor Mondragón on the failures of “Plan Colombia” and Adam Isacson on “the world's most evil PowerPoint presentation” which was used by top paramilitary leader Salvatore Mancuso when confessing to...

Czech Rebublic: New Arms Race?

NvB: Bored in Brno writes that the “proposed radar stations around the Czech Republic may be a forerunner of the new silent arms race.”

Czech Rebublic: Return of the Drawings

Four Bees reports on the return of the drawings that were looted by the Nazis in 1939 to the family of a Brno lawyer.

Serbia: Mladic and the EU

Neretva River points out some legal issues that might make the transfer of Ratko Mladic to the ICTY impossible.

Palestine: Civil War in the Horizon?

Tony, from Palestinian Pundit, posts a poll conducted by Al Jazeera, on whether there will be a civil war in Palestine or not. “With more than 1,500 responding so far,...

Lebanon: What Does Nasrullah Want?

Lebanese blogger Anton Efendi objects to Hassan Nasrullah‘s Ashura speech, saying that the Hizbulla leader “is intent on taking the country to war.” “What was his message to the Shiite...

Israel: Suicide Bombing in Eilat

Israeli blogger Judy, at Adloyada, is is confused with today's responses by Palestinian groups to the latest suicide bombing in Eilat, which has so far claimed three dead. Getting mixed...

Ukraine, Romania: Serpent Island Dispute

Ukraine List writes about a Ukrainian-Romanian dispute over Serpent Island: “The island itself is just a small chunk of limestone (.17 km sq.) with a layer of topsoil. […] The...

Serbia, Croatia: Bora Djordjevic Interview

Illyrian Gazette writes about the interview with the Serbian rock singer Bora Djordjevic.

Iran:Anti Iranian Government Ad on American TV

Haji Washington says that AFP,the American Foreign Policy Council,has sponsored and launched two ads against Iranian government on USA TV.One ad starts with Ahmadinejad's declaration against Holocaust and continues with...

Iran:Revolutionary Gurads say abducting Americans is easy

Kamangir reports that Sepah (Revolutionary Guards) internal journal, Sobh-e Sadegh [the real sunrise], published a short article in which the author, Reza Zaker, refers to the highly-spread pattern of American...

Iran:Images about Iran that you don't see everyday

Thanks to Omid Memarian‘s [Fa]blog, I discovered this link where you can see a lot of fantastic photos about Tehran.It is an anti war “video.”

East Timor: Foreign Police and Peace Keepers

Beyond Teresa feels that criticism of international military and police forces that they act like they are on vacation in East Timor is wrong. “From a sociological and psychological point...

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