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· October, 2009

Stories about War & Conflict from October, 2009

Pakistan: Attacks In Lahore

Pakfactor reports on today's coordinated multiple militant attacks in Lahore targeting Pakistan’s police forces. Hasan Mubarak at Lahore Metblogs comments: “what makes all Pakistanis proud is the sacrifice of life...

Bangladesh: Article On War Criminals Censored

Following a legal complaint Guardian.co.uk has censored portion of an article by a Bangladeshi academic who wrote on the upcoming trial of war criminals in Bangladesh and an alleged war...

Pakistan: The Kerry Lugar Bill

The Kerry Luger bill is a non military aid package for five years granted to Pakistan by USA. The stringent and dictating conditions along with this bill have instigated a...

Arab-American Blogger Leila Abu-Saba Mourned

Lebanese-American blogger Leila Abu-Saba has died after a long battle with cancer. Bloggers who have interacted with her over the years recall her merits and endless quest for peace.

Sri Lanka: Discrimination Runs Deep

At Groundviews Marisa de Silva points to the fact that “even post-war, discrimination runs deep in Sri Lanka.” For an insight into the post war politics in Sri Lanka read...

Pakistan: The Ideology Of The Army

Ayesha Siddiqa at Pak Tea House comments on the ideology of the Pakistan army and the civil society at large: “the country’s ruling elite and the military have traditionally used...

India: Indo-US Nuclear Deal

Roger Reports terms the Indo-US nuclear deal an overrated initiative.

Pakistan: The Rawalpindi Raid

Indian blogger The Acorn comments on the attackers who raided the Pakistan army’s General Head Quarters (GHQ) complex: “they broke a psychological barrier by striking at the heart of the...

Russia: 1994 Zikr in Grozny

Photographer Oleg Klimov posts photos (RUS) of Chechen men performing a zikr ceremony in summer 1994 in Grozny, Chechnya: “Some six months before the war. Most of these people are...

Guinea: A soldier's testimony on the massacre of September 28 in Conakry

The interview below is the testimony of a Guinean soldier who took part in the repression of the opposition demonstration in Conakry, in Guinea, on September 28, 2009. The interview...

Abkhazia: National Library

Scraps of Moscow posts pictures and writes about the Abkhazian National Library.

India: Attacks On Indian Embassy In Kabul

Reacting on the recent attack on Indian embassy in Kabul, The Filter Coffee opines that without proper security measures “increasing Indian involvement in the development of Afghanistan only increases the...

Peru: Renewed Attention on the Shining Path

Seventeen years after the capture of Abimael Guzmán, leader of the Peruvian terrorist organization Shining Path, a new movie and book, as well as several suspicious attacks, have brought new...

Germany: Photos of Berlin's Jewish Sites

LJ user marina-pavlova posts photos (RUS) of Berlin's Jewish sites – here and here.

Ukraine: Babi Yar

Ukrainiana writes about the Babyn Yar/Babi Yar massacre.

Poland: Marek Edelman

Raf Uzar writes about Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, who passed away on Oct. 2 at the age of 90.

Iraq: What Peace from Obama?

Iraqi Layla Anwar sums up reactions from Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Obama's Nobel Prize for Peace.

Turkey: Obama ‘must show deeds’

Turkish Erkan's Field Dairy writes on Obama's Nobel Prize for Peace: “Mr. Obama gets the Nobel peace prize. I have no problem with Mr. Obama but i feel like there...

Israel: A Consolation Prize for Obama

YMeded, from Israel, remarks on Obama's Nobel Peace Prize saying: “It's probably a consolation prize for the loss of the Olympics hosting that Obama couldn't achieve.”

Syria: Obama honoured “for not being Bush”

On Obama's Nobel Prize for Peace, Arab Democracy‘s Joseph el-Khoury writes: “It is also unfair to bestow on him the honour of a Nobel Prize for merely not being George...

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