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· August, 2007

Stories about War & Conflict from August, 2007

All out war in southern Philippines

War is raging in the island of Basilan, located in the southernmost part of the Philippines. An all-out war was recently declared by the government against the Abu Sayyaf bandit...

Iran:Study says US preparing military attack

Iranian Truth writes that here’s a little story in the news that hasn’t been receiving much press circulation but is definitely of concern:According to SOAS,The United States has the capacity...

Iraqi Insurgency

Abu Aardvark (Marc Lynch) updates us on the latest news about the insurgency in Iraq.

Afghanistan: Errors of Judgment

In his first roundup for Global Voices, Joshua Foust takes a tour of mostly Western experts on Afghanistan to see where and how things are changing. This week, he focuses...

Israel: Arab and Jewish Refugees

Aussie Dave from Israel discusses the difference between Jewish and Arab refugees in this post.

Georgia: UFO in Abkhazia

At Steady State, rindi is amused about conflicting reports of a mysterious object falling from the sky in the breakaway province of Abkhazia. Was it a Russian or a Georgian...

Afghanistan: Hostage deal

Although 11 hostages still remain in the hands of their kidnappers, Carl Robichaud speculates why the Taliban agreed to release the Korean missionary workers who have been held hostage for...

Afghanistan: Uruzgan update

Péter Marton, writing on his My State Failure Blog, has the latest updates from the unruly Afghan province Uruzgan.

Brazil: Gunshots along the border

Altino Machado reports a radio call [PT] from José Meirelles, who coordinates an Etno-Environmental Protection Front at the Brazil-Peru border on Acre state, deep in the Amazon Forest. He tells...

Afghanistan: Releasing the hostages

Although the Korean hostages are likely to come free after more than a month in custody in Afghanistan, OneFreeKorea is unhappy with the deal struck with the Taliban. In the...

Sri Lanka: No return to my village

A poignant testimonial at groundviews of a family who were bombed out of their village, and lost a family member to a mine, and whose village was occupied by the...

Afghanistan: No Chechens

Afghanistanica disarms the widely held belief that there are Chechen Jihadis on the ground in Afghanistan.

Iraq: Fishing and Bombs

Iraqi blogger Sunshine finally managed to go on a fishing trip she has been hoping for for so long. Don't miss the photographs accompanying the post.

Croatia: Gračac

Balkan Anarchist writes about his familial ties to and the recent history of Gračac, “a town and municipality located in the south of Lika,” which, before the war, had “a...

Russia: Panyushkin's Detention

Robert Amsterdam writes about a recent detention of journalist Valery Panyushkin under Russia's extremism law.

Albania: Selling Arms to Armenia

Albania is selling arms to Armenia – and more links to media coverage of Albania – at Our Man in Tirana.

Iran:Economic problems

Alireza Shirazi says[Fa] Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won presidential election thanks to his economic promises but in the last two years, inflation and economic crisis have made life very difficult for many...

India: Blasts in Hyderabad

The bomb blasts in Hyderabad provoke Thought Process to write about the city and the tragedy.

Japan: Peace Child 2007

Hasan at hasanhujairi[dot]com has posted an outline of his experience at the 10-day Peace Child program at a farm in Chiba, two hours from Tokyo, discussing issues such as war...

Iran:Fox Attacks

Robert Greenwald's short film, “FOX Attacks: Iran“, outlines “the evidence from the station's own broadcasts, comparing their reporting before the Iraq war with what they are saying now about Iran.”

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