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· May, 2007

Stories about War & Conflict from May, 2007

Russia: Pirates Strike Back

Russian pirates strike back: “By buying licensed Windows you sponsor the war in Iraq.” See the poster at Russian Marketing Blog.

Palestine: The 1967 War

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah gives us a history lesson about the 1967 war between the Arabs and Israel here.

Sri Lanka: An Expat's reasons

An ex-pat (was) explains why he came back to Sri Lanka and why he chooses to stay there. More at Indi.ca. “I was born in 1982 and my entire life...

Israel: Underground Sderot

Batya, from Israel, jokingly suggests building an underground Sderot. “‘Sderot Underground’ should be so strong, secure and reliable, that the new “Sderot” will be the most desirable place to live...

Lebanon: It's Getting Hot in Here

Sietske, a Dutch expat living in Lebanon, fills us in on the latest developments in Beirut. “The Warden messages from the Canadian and American embassy are arriving more frequent now...

Nagorno Karabakh conflict: “Liberated Territories” in Focus

The Armenian blogosphere is full of speculations about the seven regions in Azerbaijan currently under the control of Armenian and Karabakh forces, which are referred to as the “Liberated Territories”...

Iraq: Diyala Update

“Diyala has arguably become the most dangerous place for both Iraqis and Americans. The recent crimes of al-Qaeda and affiliated groups in recent months in this province have cost tragic...

Lebanon: Questioning Amnesty for Islamic Militants

Frencheagle writes that certain members of Fatah Islam implicated in the decapitation of 27 people on the first night of the conflict with the Lebanese government were not only granted...

Nigeria: remembering the Biafran War

Chxta and Ababoy remember the Biafran War, which took place 40 years ago this month.

Jordan: Sheehan Quits

Jordanian blogger Hareega, who is based in the US, bids farewell to Cindy Sheehan. “Yesterday she announced that she was tired and she quit her anti-war activism. She said that...

Lebanon: Hariri Tribunal Wait Over

“Today, after a long wait, the International Tribunal will be established. The next priority is to build bridges, mend fences and restore unity and confidence in this country,” writes Beirut...

Armenia & Azerbaijan: Karabakh Progress?

Oneworld Multimedia discusses the status of negotiations between Azerbaijan and Armenia over a peace agreement regarding the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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...

Israel: Remaining Israeli

Israeli blogger Yehuda describes how his two children are involved in relief work and how he will never leave Israel despite holding a US nationality. “But it's a little something...

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...

Sierra Leone: State Led Prostitution, Diamond Tales, And More

After three years of peace following eleven years of civil war, Sierra Leone is engaged in concerted efforts to attract investors. The efforts, which are led by the the government...

Jewlicious: Hamas Spreading Propaganda

Writing in Jewlicious, US-based Rabbi Yonah accuses Palestinian group Hamas of spreading propaganda on the Internet.

Colombia: Reactions to Paramilitary Chief's “Confession”

Colombian bloggers react to the testimony provided by paramilitary chief Salvatore Mancuso, in which he implicated many of the Colombian powerful and elite. Some think he should not be believed,...

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...

Russia, Estonia: Bronze Soldier Rumor

Vilhelm Konnander reports a rumor, which, if true, helps to understand what could actually have been behind the whole Bronze Soldier scandal.

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