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· August, 2006

Stories from Quick Reads from August, 2006

Haiti: Evaluating Kevin Sites Visit

Of Kevin Sites’ recent Hot Zones coverage of Haiti, Yon Ayisyen writes (Fr): “His visit helped me realize how narrow and even possibly twisted an image he portrays of the...

South Korea: relation with U.S

Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole has two posts on Korea-U.S relation regarding the withdrawal of U.S troop or the flexible military strategy in South Korea. The first one is a...

China: sexist and racist blog in Shanghai

Shang pei-jin from Shanghaiist has a detailed sum up on Chinabounder (Shanghai foreign sex blogger) issue.

Cuba: Raúl Castro's first appointment

Raúl Castro appears to have made his first official appointment, writes Luis M. Garcia: “analysts and Cuban watchers will have a field day over the next few hours with these...

Serbia: Attack on Israeli

Eric Gordy of East Ethnia writes about a recent attack on an Israeli in Belgrade and the hype it caused.

Russia: Deportation of Volga Germans

J. Otto Pohl translates a decree that ordered deportation of the Volga Germans to Kazakhstan and Siberia in 1941.

Russia: The Sopranos Promotion

Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog writes about guerilla promotion of The Sopranos.

Syria: Peaceful Change Forum

Ammar is calling to hold a closed forum of well-known intellectuals and dissidents with the purpose of coming up with a draft for a Syrian national pact or charter where...

United Arab Emirates: Tips to navigate through Dubai Traffic Jams

Well, schools are opening, people are back from vacations, and traffic jams are all around Dubai roads and linking Emirates. If you want to get to work on time, you...

Honduras: Panamax 2006 Military Exercises

Honduras News-Daily says that Honduras will be participating today in the controversial Panamax 2006 military exercises.

Haiti: Haitian Photo Sites

From Haiti, Yon Ayisyen points to (Fr) sites of pictures of Haiti taken by Haitians.

China: more on Foxconn

Bingfeng is now translating comments from present and ex-foxconn workers on the working conditions in Foxconn from the two First Financial Daily workers’ blog. According to Bingfeng, the newspapers company...

Jamaica: White martyrs, Black savages

Having watched the trailer for a newly released film set in Uganda, Jamaican novelist Marlon James announces that he's sick and tired of “stories of a white man trapped in...

Serbia: Collective Guilt

Srdjan Cvijic of The TransAtlantic Assembly a translates an article by a renowned Serbian political analyst on Kosovo, the West and the feeling of collective guilt.

Russia: End of War Anniversary

David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates an article on the tenth anniversary of the end of the First Chechen War.

Albania: Euro 2008

Our Man In Tirana writes about Albania's upcoming football battles.

Egypt: 300 Egyptians who seek asylum in the Czech Republic

Ibn ad Dunya writes about the 300 Egyptians who seek asylum in the Czech Republic. He said: “Who can blame them for wanting to go to Europe, to leave Egypt...

Morocco: Moroccan pilots’ wives fund terror cell

Morocco has stepped up security at its airports after discovering that the wives of two pilots at national airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) had been funding a radical Islamist cell,...

India: Limca Book of Blog Records

A blog to collect facts on blogging records in India at Limca Book of (Blog) Records.

Sri Lanka: A National Government

A Land like no Other on the possibilities of National Government in Sri Lanka. “Party politics has spoiled this country to a level where after your race and religion, supported...

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