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· December, 2011

Stories about War & Conflict from December, 2011

Somalia: Crimes against Journalists Increased In 2011

In a post published on december, 27th, The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) declares that: “In 2011, 4 journalists were murdered in Mogadishu alone, making it the only place where...

Yemen: Should the US Grant Saleh a Visa?

A recent buzz among tweeps following Yemen news has been the issue of Honorary President Ali Abdullah Saleh's plans to travel to the US. Netizens warn against granting a visit...

Argentina: New Anti-Terrorism Law Raises Concerns

A new anti-terrorism law is causing concern in Argentina. Lillie Langtry explains in her blog Memory in Latin America that, “the new package of measures is intended to combat financial...

Bangladesh: Suggestions for the New International Crimes Tribunal

The government of Bangladesh is planning to set up another International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) to help expedite trial of war criminals of 1971. Rumi Ahmed offers some suggestions in this...

Iran:Blocking the Strait of Hormuz

Iran has warned that the country could block the Strait of Hormuz if sanctions are imposed on its exports of crude oil. Filternet1 writes[fa] if Iran blocks the Strait of...

Sri Lanka: Learning Lessons By Counting Costs

Mahesan Niranjan at Groundviews writes a satire, with hard-hitting underpinnings, on the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) set up by the Sri Lankan government – to look into the...

Syria: What it deserves

Yazan, on KABOBfest, tells us what Syria deserves in this must read post. “This is not, and should not become, a sectarian war. The state is controlled by a family...

Pakistan: The Night Benazir Bhutto was Killed

Sami Saayer looks back the night of 27th December, 2007, and reminisces about the incidents he witnessed around him after the news of Benazir Bhutto's assassination spread.

Syria: Regime Affiliates Try to Frame Muslim Brotherhood for Damascus Car Bombs

Syrian official media outlets yesterday published a statement allegedly issued by the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood taking responsibility for the twin car-bomb attacks that caused heavy casualties in Damascus on Friday....

Yemen: The Amazing Life March Arrives in Sanaa

Thousands of Yemenis just arrived in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, after marching from the city of Taiz in the south, to call for the trial of Yemeni president Ali Abdulla...

Peru: Mass Graves Reported by Locals in Ayahuanco

In the blog Memory in Latin America, Lillie Langtry writes about the recent finding of “14 graves containing about 100 bodies, assumed to be victims of the Peruvian conflict of...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Garlic Wars

With tensions high between Armenia and Azerbaijan as a result of a still unresolved territorial dispute, the appearance of Azerbaijani garlic in Armenian supermarkets has made some local media hysterical.

Syria: A Christmas Massacre

More than 250 Syrians have been killed over the past two days, sending shock waves around the world. Reports of “horrific massacres” come from the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC),...

Mexico, USA: Border Cities Juárez and El Paso Growing Apart

The blog Just the Facts reports on what three WOLA (Washington Office on Latin America) staff members saw in the El Paso-Juárez border zone: “We found two cities that, while...

Pakistan: Journalists Are Intimidated Not To Report

Referring to Pakistan Army's propaganda war in 1971, The Terrorland comments: “Pakistani generals have never learned from the past! Today, they are repeating the same criminal strategy in Balochistan as...

South Korea: North Korean Dictator, Kim Jong Il Is Dead

Kim Jong Il, the North Korean dictator has died. Although the death of the world's one of the notorious dictator is something what people should welcome, most South Koreans have...

India, Pakistan: Harmony In Matrimony

The rivalry between India and Pakistan is one of the much talked about conflicts. Quite the contrast The Life And Times Of Two Indians in Pakistan blog highlights cases of...

China: Comments on South Korean Protest Against Coast Guard Incident

Anne Lee from China Hush blogs about local media outlet Netease's feature story on South Korean protest against the coast guard incident.

Sidi Bouzid's Anniversary: Celebrating One Year of Arab Awakening

If you had to describe this year in one word what would it be? Leila Nachwati, who was in Tunisia two months ago to attend the Third Arab Bloggers Meeting,...

Rwanda: Online Reactions to Reduced Sentence for Genocide Mastermind

The Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda (ICTR) based in Arusha, Tanzania has reduced the sentence of Rwandan genocide "kingpin" Theoneste Bagosora from life to 35 years....

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