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· November, 2009

Stories about War & Conflict from November, 2009

Sri Lanka: Future Of Freedom And Democracy

Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe at Groundviews discusses the fate of the internally detained persons and the future of freedom and democracy in Sri Lanka.

Nigeria: Nigeria manufactures armoured vehicle

Nigeria's first locally manufactured armoured carrier was built by two Nigerian brothers, Victor and Johnson Obasa, who recently returned from the U.S. hoping to use their talents in boosting security...

Russia: At Least 25 People Killed in the ‘Neva Express’ Train Crash

An express train traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg derailed at 9:34 PM on Friday, Nov. 27, near the town of Bologoye, killing at least 25 people. Below are some...

Pakistan: A Letter To The Neighbors

To mark the anniversary of Mumbai terror attacks, Yasser Latif Hamdani at Pak Tea House writes a letter to the Indians: “let this day signify an awakening on both sides...

USA: Conflict Cell Phones

Rima Abdelkader reports from New York about ‘conflict cell phones’ in the Democratic Republic of Congo on her CUNY University journalism blog.

India: More Noise

Conversations with Dina criticizes the sensationalism of Indian media in the coverage of the anniversary of the Mumbai attacks: “Just because you have so much footage during the terror attacks,...

India: Home-Bred Terror

Indian blogger Soumyadip at Cutting the Chai comments: “On this first anniversary of the 26/11 attacks, more than Kasab & Co. it is the home-bred terror, that people just refer...

Venezuela: Thoughts About a Possible Conflict with Colombia

The Venezuelan blogosphere also had their opinions about the new conflicts arising between with the Colombian government, many make it clear that a war would also be a conflict among...

India Remembers Horrifying Mumbai Terror Attacks

One year ago, Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital came under a well- coordinated terrorist attack that lasted for 3 days. Indian netizens remember those horrifying moments and complain that...

Iraq: Dreams of Freedom

After years of war, Iraqi Wamith Al-Kassab writes: “Change will happen in Iraq. Activists will win. Freedom will roll.This is our vision, this is our faith…This is our dream.”

Pakistan: Join The Force

Pakistan is fighting a war against the Talibans and the security situation has deteriorated in the cities. Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts comments on the role of the general citizens:...

India: Wither The Thoughts Of Mumbai Attack?

Indian author and veteran journalist M. J. Akbar thinks that India has lost the plot on taking action against the Mumbai terror attacks and warns that: “Amnesia is an invitation...

Afghanistan: US opens new prison

Nick Fielding reports that the US military unveiled a new $60 million prison at Bagram airbase, north of the Afghanistan capital Kabul, saying it would provide detainees with better conditions...

Afghanistan: Counting the cost of war

Nick Fielding reviews “The Cost of War: Afghan Experiences of Conflict 1978-2009″, a report by nine NGOs working in Afghanistan analyzing 30 years of war and a devastating impact they...

Afghanistan: UK tends to quit

Dafydd talks about the slump of the Afghan campaign's popularity among the British public, media and officials – ahead of upcoming elections in the United Kingdom.

Egypt: Alaa Mubarak for President?

Several names have been thrown in the pool of candidates for Egypt's 2011 presidential elections. Now a new name is being floated. Find out why Alaa Mubarak, the Egyptian President's...

Yemen: A Civil or Proxy War?

The ongoing war in Yemen certainly warrants coverage on Global Voices Online, but Tarek Amr was really shocked when he realized there weren't many bloggers interested in the conflict. Here...

Iraq: 1,000 Sacrificial Iraqis

Iraqi Layla Anwar comments on news from Iraq which says that 1,000 Iraqis may be executed on Eid Al Adha – an upcoming Islamic holiday.

Egypt: It's not the football

Writing at Not Green Data, Tarek Amr is not amused with the international media coverage following the Egypt-Algeria football match.

Bahrain: Israelis for Palestine

“It’s a great pleasure to introduce to you our latest project: Israelis for Palestine. This has been in the works since the beginning of October and we’re happy to finally...

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