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· June, 2010

Stories about War & Conflict from June, 2010

Egypt: Unrest in North Sinai

It may be off the radar – but Zeinobia reports on unrest in North Sinai. Click here for more.

Lebanon: Facebook Group in Support of Gaza-bound Maryam

Lebanese activists formed a Facebook group in support of a Gaza-bound ship called We are All Maryam (Ar).

Bahrain: What Happened to the Mubtakar Terrorists?

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif wonders what happened to five Bahrainis implicated in a 2003 terrorist plot to detonate an explosive device on the New York City subway system called...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: More Conflict Voices

As mentioned in previous posts on Global Voices, new and social media is increasingly playing a role in facilitating communication between Armenians and Azerbaijanis online. Locked into a bitter conflict...

China and Korea: National sentiment controlled by rumors

Key from China Hush blogs about the anti-Korean sentiment in China which has been fanned by a number of rumors.

Rwanda: Update on Semadwinga's murder

Update on the killing of a senior political figure in Rwanda, Denis Ntare Semadwinga: “Semadwinga was linked to a dissident faction of the CNDP that had written a letter denouncing...

Rwanda: Worrying signs in Kigali

Worrying signs in Kigali: “Jean-Leonard Rugambage, the editor of the Umuvugizi newspaper in Kigali, was gunned down in front of his home on Thursday. A man came up to his...

Guinea-Bissau: Are Armed Forces linked to Narcotraffic?

General António Indjai, who led the military unrest of April in Guinea Bissau, was yesterday appointed [pt] Armed Forces Chief of Staff by President Malam Bacai Sanha. The blogosphere has...

D.R. of Congo: The Murder of Human Rights Activist Floribert Chebeya

Floribert Chebeya, the leader of a human rights organization in D.R. of Congo, was found dead on June 2 under suspicious circumstances. Protests against his murder and other killings and...

Afghanistan: Parliamentary elections in the unstable country

Nasim Fekrat writes that out of the Afghanistan’s 364 election districts, only 11 are stable as the parliamentary elections scheduled for September 18 are nearing. The fact questions the vote's...

Somalia: Death to anyone who watches the World Cup

Watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Somalia could cost your life!

Australians Challenge Afghanistan War Commitment

Even before Barack Obama sacked General McCrystal, Australia bloggers were questioning the commitment of troops to the Afghanistan war. This has intensified with the deaths of five soldiers in the...

Sri Lanka: Targeting Buddha Bar

Indi.ca reports that the Sri Lankan government is investigating the Buddha Bar international chain of restaurants for ongoing LTTE activity abroad.

Taiwan: “When the Excavators Came to the Rice Fields”

Now occupying only 1.8% of total GDP in Taiwan, no one can deny that local agriculture has lost its once highly-respected status and is almost dying under many political decisions...

Colombia: Rethinking the War on Drugs

Albeiro Rodas writes for Colombia Passport about recent reports from The United Nations Office on Drugs (UNODC) and says that “for an international community opinion […] this War on Drugs is divided...

Central African Republic: Central African Voices on Peace

Check out Jina Moore's slideshow of Central African voices on peace.

Japan: Okinawa Memorial Day

Today marks the 65th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa [en]. To commemorate this day, blogger 1919yasuyuki uploaded a video [ja] shot at the Okinawa Prefectural Peace...

India, Pakistan: On Friendship Between Two Countries

Chowrangi questions why do Indians and Pakistanis have to hate each other?

Guadeloupe: Our first soldier killed in Afghanistan

Blogger Gwakafwika expresses [Fr Creole] his sadness with the death of a 27-year-old Guadeloupean native soldier serving in the French Army, in Afghanistan last week.

India: The Battle Of The Have-nots

Nila-kantha-chandra at Cuckoo's Call comments on the Maoist insurgency in India: “it seems we are living under the shadow of looming violence. A civil war, where the have-nots finally turn...

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