Stories from Quick Reads from October, 2005
Michael Manske says that a test of European drivers showing Slovenes to be the worst drivers of those tested has not only confirmed his fears of meeting his end in a Slovenian roundabout, but shown that perhaps he should be more worried.
Onnik Krikorian has photos from this weekend's protest against the destruction of Yerevan's parks.
Claire Wilkinson has photos of and a roundup of news concerning the recent protests for and against the government in Kyrgyzstan.
kazakhstan.neweurasia.net says that in the upcoming presidential election, President Nazarbaev is worried about winning by too big of a margin.
The Golden Road to Samarqand reports that Kyrgyzstan handles daylight savings time by changing not simply what time it is but what time zone the country is in.
azerbaijan.neweurasia.net reports on this week's parliamentary election news.
Rob Mercatante congratulates Blog de Mi Guatemala, which recently turned two-years-old.
Responding to controversy over a kiss by two men in the Brazilian soap opera, “America,” Made in Brazil argues that there is large support for gays in the Brazilian media and posts a link to email the Globo network to air the kiss.
Clarisel Gonzalez writes out the history of the Puerto Rico Sun.
Taran Rampersad complements Georgia's conversation with Nicholas Laughlin in his own insightful summary of the state of the Caribbean's blogosphere.
Lost in Smallness shows that Aruba still doesn't have complete post-colonial autonomy as the Netherlands “has been making noise” about Minister of Justice, Rudy Croes. Rudy says he'll settle for Minister of Tourism if his brother gets to be Minister of Justice.
Karim posted some photos of the ‘Basilica Vigil‘, which some described as “an experience of a lifetime.“
Dokhtarak from Iran writes about anti-Israel demonstration(in Farsi) in Shiraz and says: “Only less than 10% of people have participated by their own desire. 70 percent were school kids, 15 percent military forces and 5 percent officials. She thinks Iranian people have become a joke in the eyes of the...
Foulla thinks that these Hoba Hoba – Rai-Gnaoua-Reggae- artists (Moroccan) band, sing about injustice, pollution in Casablanca, freedom… among other subjects; are great.
Rami adds a story to 1001 nights stories when he describes where he comes from. He says: “Jesus was baptised 45 minutes away from my house, Moses looked upon the holy land 35 minutes away from my house, the temple of Zeus is not too far too, Jerusalem is a...
Bangladesh: Market Blues
India, Pakistan: Aid Politics
Fouad on his vacation in Lebanon. He says: “I put my camera strap around my neck, and slowly walked through the streets and alleys of the lower Basta. Brick by brick, cobblestone by cobblestone, I tried to take as much of it in as I could. From the little piece...
Sri Lanka: Eelam Idol
Abu Aardvark says that the last time Yemen erupted in protests, the government predictably went after the Aljazeera cameras. On the other hand, Stacey says that the attack was on Al-Arabiyya during their crew coverage of workers strike in Sana'a, when police and government strike out at press.