Stories about War & Conflict from October, 2007
TOL's Steady State writes that “if the application of the ‘Kosovo formula’ to the post-Soviet frozen conflicts takes place, then it will be cooked up in Moscow – that is certain.”
Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers on why it's high time the war criminals of 1971 were dealt with.
“Can i just say i m sick and tired of sitting here studying while knowing that people in Gaza don't have anything to eat?” asks Palestinian blogger Al Falasteenyia.
TimorSunshine thinks every child born in East Timor is a miracle.
Afghanistan Watch quotes an online foreign policy daily World Politics Review, which has published a piece devoted to the private security contractors in Afghanistan. As reported, the media has generally interpreted the authorities’ actions to shut down the contractors as a “crackdown”, but apparently the truth is more complicated.
Jae Young Lee from Ohmynews reports on the North Korea path to de-nuclearization.
Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar posts a video of an interview conducted with him by Think Peace.
Ntalia Anonova reviews Nikita Mikhalkov's “12”: “The movie isn’t some exotic, tourist-y, BBC “country profile”-y jaunt through an ethnic conflict. It crushes you, resuscitates you, crushes you some more.”
TOL's Steady State reports that a possible candidate for the 2008 presidential election in Azerbaijan is accusing the current authorities of “selling out” territory currently under the control of ethnic Armenians. The blog also notes that Eldar Namazov has attacked the Azerbaijani government for apparently not favoring the nomination of...
The Pakistani Spectator on a blast in Rawalpindi.
Iraqi Aunt Najma sums up her sentiments about life in Iraq as follows: “Breathing slowly.. In and out..that's what I have to do to keep myself from crying, and stay alive. I'm more depressed than I've ever been in the last year I think.” She also describes the daily difficulties...
Afghanistan Watch reports on the NAYO decision to lease cargo helicopters (perhaps, from Russia and Ukraine) because members of the alliance again refused to provide airlift out of their own military assets.
Haiti has become a regularly commented on issue on the Brazilian blogosphere. The special connection between Brazil and Haiti was initiated in 2004, when Brazilian troops started to participate in MINUSTAH — the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti. Last week the UN decided to extend its presence in the...
Despite warnings from fellow Armenians, Lara Aha at Life in Armenia visited Istanbul in Turkey last week to attend a seminar on women in conflict zones. The Diasporan blogger now resident in Armenia says not only did she feel more at home in Istanbul than Yerevan, but that she also...
A moving post at Truth Spring on the lives that are lost in Pakistan as violence strikes frequently.
The Bajan Reporter discovers a wonderful new song recorded by Trinidad and Tobago calypsonian David Rudder in support of the people of Burma.
Why is October 26 called "Day of Mourning" or "Black Day" in Libya and how is it commemorated? Libyan bloggers tell us more about the occasion in this post by Fozia Mohamed.
Desabafos Angolanos [PT] — a BOBs’ nominee from Angola — posts about ‘Miss Landmine‘, a project from a NGO from Oslo, Norway, aiming to call the attention to the landmine problem in Angola.
View from Iran shares her Iranian friend's opinon on Iranian nuclear crisis. This friend,Reza, says :“It’s not that I think that Iran will actually use a bomb.I think they’ll just use it as blackmail.” He goes on to tell me that anyone who thinks that the current government of Iran...
Hassan Agha says[Fa] that USA started to impose sanctions against Iranian Revolutionary Guards and considers it as a terrorist group.The blogger writes it is the first step towards a USA-Iran war.
On October 22, an air force base at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka was attacked by a Tamil Tiger suicide squad. [News: BBC]. According to BBC, Tamil Tigers claimed to have destroyed eight aircraft including spy places while losing 21 of their fighters. According to the Sri Lankan Government just two helicopters...