Stories about War & Conflict from July, 2007
Poland: Warsaw Uprising
The beatroot reviews the history of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
Palestine: Power Games
Palestinian blogger Ramzi breaks his silence to give us an overall view of politics in the Middle East here.
China: Eighty years of liberation
August first marks the eightieth anniversary of the founding of China's People's Liberation Army and Chinese media news blog Danwei correspondent takes a look at how several Beijing newspapers covered a performance held to commemorate the day, also known as Bayi (8-1) Military day, also the anniversary of the Nanchang...
Palestine: US to Increase Military Aid to Israel
The US is to increase its military aid to Israel, writes Haitham Sabbah, who urges his American readers to protest the move with their Congressmen.
Iraq: WE WOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!
Iraq's national football team won the Asian Cup, an event which brought joy to Iraqis at home and around the world. Sufferings, death, sectarian divisions and repercussions against Iraqis celebrating abroad were also captured in the reactions rounded up by Salam Adil from the Iraqi blogosphere.
Iraq: Iraqi Child Refugees in Syria
Child refugees in Iraq are desperate in Syria, reports Alive in Baghdad.
Korea: On the kidnapped Koreans
Robert Koehler at The Marmot's Hole follows up on a series of posts looking at the plight of the 23 Korean missionaries—now on hunger strike—recently taken for hostage in Afghanistan in ‘My personal view on the current hostage crisis,’ an answer to his question: “why would 23 men and mostly...
Iran:How To Talk The Talk With Iran
William Beeman,Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota,says face-to-face talks between Iran and the United States have a good chance of success if the Bush administration knows how to handle their part of the exchange.Some denizens of Washington are under the mistaken impression that the Americans can dictate the...
Palestine: The Plight of Women
Instead of the usual political banter, this week's view into the Palestinian blogosphere will focus on women - join Jillian York for a glimpse into what female bloggers (or those blogging about females) are thinking.
Japan: Protester nearly killed at Henoko Bay
An activist protesting environmental surveys currently being conducted in Henoko Bay (Okinawa) in preparation for the construction of a new military base was reportedly nearly killed when government-contracted divers attacked him. While the Defense Facilities Administration Agency (DFAA) denies the incident, the activist himself, pastor Taira Natsume, released a statement...
Iraq: Goooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaal !!!!!
... or Kicking off at the Iraqi Blogodrome. It's a football special today. With Iraq through to the finals of the Asian Cup bloggers are alight with comment on the national team. And there's more, read about how one Iraqi blogger has had enough of blogging; how to survive a trip through Baghdad International Airport; what it is like to have the Iraqi army move in next door; Why Iraqi oil is so critical to the world and much,much more. And, if you read to the end, why one blogger got banned from YouTube. Today's side quotes are from Iraqi poet and blogger April Girl.
Pakistan: Blast in Islamabad
The Pakistani Spectator writes immediately after a bomb blast in Islamabad killing several people.
Palestine: Hillary Apology?
Palestinian Haitham Sabbah suggests that Hillary Clinton apologises to the UN for the death of a peace-keeper in Lebanon, after approving the sale of cluster bombs to Israel.
Libya: No Help for Iraqi Children
Highlander from Libya is enraged that while there is a helpline for Harry Potter fans, Iraqi children are left alone to deal with the atrocities and horrors of war.
Jordan: Call for Help for Iraqi Refuguees
Jordan and Syria are calling for international help to deal with the escalating crisis with the influx of Iraqi refugees, writes Natasha Tynes from Jordan.
Russia: Grozny at Google Earth
The world zooms in on Chechnya's capital Grozny via Google Earth and doesn't see much reconstruction going on, A Step At A Time reports.
Lebanon: One in Three Want to Leave
Issandr El Amrani, who blogs from Egypt, tells us why one in three Lebanese wants to leave his county.
Iraq: Football Unity
Iraqi blogger Sunshine writes about how the victory of the Iraqi football team has brought Iraqis together.
Afghanistan: Soviet veterans
Two Soviet war veterans who served in Afghanistan are portayed on blogs: Afghanistanica looks at Captain Zakharov, an example of successful counter-insurgency; and Registan.net portrays the mysterious Mahmud Khudoberdiev, who went on to fight in the Tajik Civil War.
Reactions to kidnapping of Koreans in Afghanistan
South Korean Christian missionaries were abducted in Ghazni, south-west of Kabul, on the 19th of this month. The abductors who kidnapped 23 missionaries are Taleban fighters. The hostages were abducted from a bus travelling from Kandahar to Kabul. What the Taleban fighters demand to the Korean government is first to...
Palestine: Condolences to Dr. Mona El Farra and Many Others
The best blog posts from the Palestinian blogosphere are not always the happiest. While many around the world are celebrating the victory of the AKP in Turkey and the release of the final Harry Potter book, others are suffering, writes Jillian York.