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· December, 2007

Stories about War & Conflict from December, 2007

India: Baghdad Burning on stage

Known Turf on watching a dramatic reproduction of the blog – Baghdad Burning on stage.

Afghanistan: Harsh Winter Predicted

Nasim Fekratْ reports that Mullah Omar, the leader of Taliban, disseminated a message to the international forces in Afghanistan saying they should expect more attacks on them by Taliban in...

Afghanistan: From Bhutto to Christmas, Child Marriage to the Plight of Women

Joshua Foust briefly considers the murder of Benazir Bhutto, then looks at what else is affecting the country—notably, the growing problem of child sexual exploitation.

Egypt: Bidding Farewell to Bhutto

Egyptian bloggers couldn't stop themselves from writing about the assassination of one of the bravest women in the Muslim world, and may be the whole world. Carmen – Diasporic Discontents...

Serbia: “Manufactured Guilt”

Gray Falcon writes that “only by rejecting this manufactured guilt and by understanding who made it and with what purpose can the Serbs begin their path to freedom.”

Poland: Bhutto's Tractor Scam

the beatroot writes about a 1990s Polish-made Ursus tractors scam, in which Benazir Bhutto was allegedly involved: “Benazir had launched the Awami Tractor Scheme for the welfare of poor farmers...

Morocco recalls ambassador from Senegal

Blog politique au Senegal writes [FR] about the King of Morocco's decision to recall his ambassador from Senegal in a spat over Western Sahara: “It must have been a nasty...

Myanmar: Video Showing September Violence

Agam's Gecko points to a new video clip that has emerged from Myanmar. “As if the world needed anymore evidence that the brutal Burmese regime has got to go now,...

Iran:Extremist forces and the assassination of Bhutto

Pouya says[Fa] that extremist and fundamentalist forces are the real “winners” of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.Iranian blogger adds the fundamentalists need chaos in society to push their agenda.

Uganda: Is Uganda mentally, intellectually and creatively broke?

An interview with a Kampala City Council official has blogger Tumwijuke wondering if Uganda is “mentally, intellectually and creatively broke.”

The Balkans: B92 and Milošević

In a somewhat roundabout way, Alan Jakšić of Balkan Anarchist tells of how B92 radio, site and blogs have helped him to change his mind about Slobodan Milošević.

Philippines: Philippine Nationals in Pakistan

In the aftermath of the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, Tonyo hopes that the diplomats from Philippines will look after the thousands of Filipino overseas works currently...

Brunei: Prayers for Bhutto

Maurina in Brunei urges readers to “recite the Al Fatihah for someone who, despite everything, was one of the world’s strongest women of our time, Benazir Bhutto.”

Singapore: Remembering Bhutto

Dsng.net remembers attending a lecture by Benazir Bhutto. “Assassination news is always shocking, and for some reason even more so when you've seen the person in question.”

Afghanistan: Osama wants EU to stop helping the U.S.

Sanjar reports on the news article, which says that Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden called on Europeans to stop helping the United States in the war in Afghanistan.

Colombia: Kidnapped Victims To Be Possibly Released

Reports out of Colombia state that the a few kidnapped victims are set to be released by the FARC. Constanza Vieira of Heavy Metal Colombia [es] writes about this news.

Poland: Ecology, Coal Mines, Iraq

Our Man in Gdansk comments on the coverage of Poland's ecology, coal mines and involvement in Iraq.

Palestine: Christmas and the Occupation

Mohammad from Kabobfest sheds light on Christmas in a Holy Land under occupation.

Afghanistan: Reconstruction Under Way

Peter Marton tells about the developments in the Afghanistan's province of Uruzgan, and covers a Netherlands-funded project for the infrastructural project there.

Armenia: Burning Bridges

Archuk's blog comments on recent hearings in the Armenian National Assembly on relations with Turkey and considers that focusing on potential financial reparations does more harm than good in the...

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