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· October, 2008

Stories about War & Conflict from October, 2008

D.R. of Congo: Blogging From the War Zone

The following are eye-witness accounts from bloggers based in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo about the situation in the area following fresh clashes between rebels, government...

D.R. Congo: Confusion Reigns in Goma

Two months ago fighting resumed in the DR Congo's Eastern province of North Kivu between the rebel group led by Laurent Nkunda and government forces, in violation of a peace...

India: Assam blasts

India's troubled north-eastern Assam state was rocked by a series of coordinated blasts today. Praful reports that 60 people were killed and more than 200 injured. “Although ULFA’s involvement in...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Eye on the Prize

“Let’s compare politics with sports. You’re in the home stretch. A smart athlete – a well-trained one – would keep his eyes on the prize and concentrate on running his...

China: Uyghurs Speak Out on Hotel Restrictions

The New Dominion follows up the hotel restrictions against Uyghurs in Beijing by collecting more Uyghur thoughts over the issue.

D.R. of Congo: Ranger rescue operation a success

A moving account of a rescue operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “The rescue operation yesterday was a success in that we were able to rescue the 12 Rangers...

D.R. of Congo: It is total chaos in Goma

Samantha writes about the latest fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “It’s total chaos in Goma. I am being told, through various phone calls and text messages, that the...

India: Mangalore violence

“It has been over a month since the riots in Mangalore but the anger has not gone away,” writes Apurva Mathad at Kafila after visiting a Monastery which was attacked...

Sudan: Humanitarian Access in Darfur

Jacky discusses humanitarian access in Darfur, Sudan: “Media reports this week cite growing concern over ‘denial of humanitarian access’ in Darfur. Although such denial certainly exists, many of the actors...

China: No Uyghurs in our Hotel

The new dominion blogs about the systematic discrimination against Uyghurs in China, such as denied access to inns or hotels.

Thailand: Dispute over Preah Vihear Temple

Thai Girl has photos of Preah Vihear temple and a discussion of the dispute between Thailand and Cambodia.

Western Sahara: Educational Success

Western Sahara Echo remarks upon the success of the educational system in Western Sahara,

India: Shooting inside a bus

Hindustaniat reports that a young man from the Indian state Bihar was involved in a shootout in a moving bus in Mumbai after he threatened to kill the MNS leader...

Armenia: Madrid Principles

Unzipped posts details of the “Madrid Principles,” a proposed framework for future resolution of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh. The post also...

Lebanon: Saturday Security Briefs

Blacksmiths of Lebanon updates us on the security situation in Lebanon in this post entitled Saturday Security Briefs.

Palestine: Nahr el-Bared Update

It's been a year since the first Palestinian refugees were allowed to return to the Nahr al-Bared camp in Lebanon. Palestinian Haitham Sabbah has an update and videos in this...

Peru: New Terrorist Attack by Shining Path Guerrillas

Silvio Rendón of Lapicero Digital [es] writes about the recent attack by Shining Path guerrillas against a military group in Vizcatán in the department of Huancavelica department that left 15 dead.

Japan: You call that “art”?

Blogger aiki_tachibana, in a post entitled “Don't call that ‘art'!” [ja], reacts to news about a controversial art performance in Hiroshima on Oct. 21st. According to reports [ja], a group...

Palestine: No security

In Gaza, Sameh Habeeb talks to a young girl who witnessed her father and brothers being beaten by Israeli soldiers: “In all cultures the father of the family represents safety...

Iraq: Assassination for All Iraqi Interpreters!!!

This is the view that Iraqi Interpreter took of a decision made by the commander of the Multinational Forces in Iraq. Under a new rule, Iraqis who work alongside American...

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