Stories from Quick Reads from July, 2005
India: Cricket Match
India: Decline of Times of India
Nepal: Demonstration Photos
Bangladesh: British Prisons
Sri Lanka: Dynasty politics
Sri Lanka: Electricity for Tsunami Hit community
A blogger named Leonard A. Clark, An Arizona National Guardsmen, was punished for his criticism over Iraqi War. He was charged with violating operational security and 11 counts of disobeying orders.
Barcepundit reports that Spain has its own leak scandal about embarrassing information that government doesn't want released.
Saudi Jeans comments on the huge gift given to the Louvre by Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal.
Brand New Malaysian passes on word that there's now a dedicated IRC channel for Malaysian bloggers.
Beiruit Spring on Lebanese attitudes towards their brothers (and sisters) in their armed forces.
Jordanian blogger Ahmad Humeid asks can Jordan be the bridge-blog nation?
Brooding Persian, distressed by the execution of two young men for being homosexual, tries to explain that Iran isn't as simple and as caricatured as it sometimes seems.
The Iraq blog A Free Writer suggests that the term ‘extremist’ be retired in favor of “outsiders”.
A mother of three writes about the difficulties of trying to raise her children in Iraq.
Iraq the Model asks: “Did Syria and Iran win in their indirect war on Iraq?”
The Marmot's Hole passes along a report that a South Korean academic is arguing the Korean War should be regarded as a “war for the great cause of unification”.
The Arabist Network reports that a large protest against the Mubarak nomination is scheduled for Saturday night.
Unfortunately, One Arab World has to make the announcement that the candlelight vigil planned for tonight in Cairo has been cancelled. This is because of anticipated protests in reaction to President Mubark's announcement that he will be running for re-election.