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· January, 2011

Stories about War & Conflict from January, 2011

Egypt Protests 2011 in Seoul, South Korea.

Korean and Egyptian activists held a protest together in front of the Egyptian Embassy in Seoul today. Several local media published articles on today's demonstration which titled ‘ A Protest...

Guinea-Bissau: Ready to face the truth?

Journalist Helena Ferro de Gouveia, in her blog Domadora de Leões [Lions Tamer, pt] reflects on what could be the impact if Guinea Bissau decides to create a Truth and...

China: Role in resolving Africa's conflicts

Safeworld, a NGO on peace and conflict, published a report on China's glowing role in resolving Africa's conflicts.

Egypt: Demonstrations Continue for Fifth Day

Widespread demonstrations continue to rock Egypt for the fifth day in a row, as netizens around the world continue to closely watch developments on the ground. Reports say the millions...

Russia, Ukraine: More Tributes to Playwright Anna Yablonskaya

At The Guardian's Comment is Free, Natalia Antonova writes about the Jan. 24 suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport and about playwright Anna Yablonskaya, who was killed in the attack....

Czech Republic: The Czech Roma During the Holocaust

Czech Position writes in detail about “the wartime fate of the Roma” – whose “tremendous suffering and loss [are] often reduced to little more than a historical footnote.”

Serbia, Kosovo: Comment on Dick Marty's Report

Belgraded.com comments on Dick Marty's “report on organized criminal activities committed by the Kosovo Albanian side during and after Kosovo conflict”: “As it turns out, there are now at least...

Egypt: Information getting out despite information blackout

The Egyptian government's shutdown of the Internet and closures of cell phone networks has significantly curtailed information flows, but people have found creative ways to get information out.

Egypt: Twittering from the Rooftops

The Egyptian Twittersphere on #jan25 is thick with stories of the ongoing unrest. For observers, the rooftops have become a favored vantage. Ivan Sigal shares this bird's eye view of...

Russia: “Anonymous Bomb” and “Random Scapegoats” of Domodedovo

In the aftermath of the Jan. 24 suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, which killed at least 35 people and left over 100 wounded, some Russophone bloggers are once again...

Arab World: Palestinian “Abed Raboo goes for the Qatari Jugular”

The Palestinian Papers, a leak which contains more than 1,600 internal documents on a decade of peace talks with Israel, created a furore online, after being released by Qatar-based Al...

Brazil/Tunisia: Cartoons on the Tunisian Revolution

Provos Brasil [pt] shares a series of cartoons by the Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff on the Tunisian Revolution, in two blog posts: The Fall of the Dictatorship in Tunisia and...

Russia, Ukraine: Playwright Anna Yablonskaya Killed at Domodedovo

“Playwright Anna Yablonskaya is among the dead at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport today,” writes Natalia Antonova. “We heard it from her family.”

Russia: First Twitter Reports of Domodedovo Suicide Bombing

A deadly explosion killed at least 35, and wounded as many as 70 people in the Moscow airport Domodedovo. Early reports assert (ru) that the attack was a suicide bomb....

Russia: Domodedovo Airport Blast

A bomb exploded at Moscow's Domodedovo airport, at least ten casualties reported. An avalanche of Twitter items here (RUS) and here (RUS, ENG). @ann_mint, who works at Domodedovo, was one...

A Korean Vessel Rescued from Somali Pirates, Worries of Retaliation Grow

Last Friday, South Korean special forces successfully rescued its 21 crew members who had been held as hostages by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea. Prudent net users have raised...

Lebanon: Fears of Instability

“I want the stress of my day to revolve around how much heart-clogging saturated fat was in my lunchtime sandwich, not around whether there are going to be a few...

Lebanon: Fears of Escalation

“So again I tell you, I am not a political analyst nor a fortune teller; however, I am strongly pessimistic when it comes to our political situation. In the end,...

Lebanon: Kuntar Remembers Prison Days in Israel

 “Just wait another week and you will realize that the Lebanese Resistance is playing ATARI with Israel “defense forces”.”  Adonis quotes Samir Kuntar's response to the warden, at Hadarim prison, who was...

Israel/Palestine: Reacting to the Palestine Papers

Today, Al Jazeera English released the first of more than 1,600 internal documents from a decade of the Israel-Palestine Peace Process, dubbed the “Palestine Papers.” The papers released today make...

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