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· August, 2007

Stories from Quick Reads from August, 2007

Bulgaria: “Foreigner Tax”

The Balkan Yankee writes on the ways in which the so-called “foreigner tax” is applied in Bulgaria.

Ukraine: Volunteerism Promotion

MoldovAnn bought her first car in Ukraine and has spent some time driving it in and around Kyiv, and now she's off for a week of traveling with a group...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko vs Yanukovych

The election is a month away and Yulia Tymoshenko campaign rallies are reported to be drawing crowds of supporters. Alluding to president Yushchenko's 2004 poisoning, Foreign Notes writes that Tymoshenko...

Trinidad & Tobago: Tropical Depression #6

The weather pattern heading towards the Caribbean has been officially categorized as Tropical Depression #6 of the hurricane season, according to an updated post by Francomenz.

Trinidad & Tobago: Tropical Depression?

Francomenz follows the progress of a “disturbed” weather system heading towards Trinidad and Tobago.

India: Privacy and Terrorism

Does anti-terrorism policy justify loss of privacy online? Arzan Sam Wadia has more.

Nepal: Madhesi MPs

Democracy for Nepal on the internal dynamics of political parties as geographical identities become sharper.

Morocco: Cheap Chinese Plastic

Everything Morocco questions why there's so many cheap plastic products “made in China” being sold in the traditional artisan souks of Fez.

Syria: Arab Bread Basket

Syria is the Arab bread basket of the Middle East, writes Egyptian D.B. Shobrawy, who adds that the Arab country is sharing the spoils with neighbours hit by a wheat...

Bahrain: Camera Jogging

Bahraini Ammaro takes his camera along for a jog and this is the result.

Russia: More on Politkovskaya and Litvinenko

Sean's Russia Blog posts an update on the investigation of Anna Politkovskaya's murder and remind his readers of another ongoing case: Aleksandr Litvinenko's murder.

Ukraine: “What Will the Elections Change?”

Taras Kuzio compares Ukrainian politicians to their French counterparts: “Yulia could become Ukraine’s Thatcher or Sarkozy – Yushchenko will always be a Chirac. Maybe a woman can do what a...

Ukraine: Rinat Akhmetov

Foreign Notes writes about Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine's richest man.

Trinidad & Tobago: 45 Years of Independence

Nicholas Laughlin quotes BC Pires on the occasion of Trinidad and Tobago's 45th anniversary of Independence, while IZATRINI.com compares the country's first Independence Day celebration with how the holiday is...

India: Working women and Housewives

Ultra Violet on a recent court judgment that rules that a working woman is a “housewife first”.

Pakistan: ExPM in exile returns

All Things Pakistan on the developments on the political front, as an Ex-PrimeMinister in exile returns to Pakistan in early September.

Tunisia: A new Mohammed cartoon crisis ?

Tunisian blogger A.L.G.Y of Cos-maux-polis is wondering whether a new Mohammed cartoon crisis is brewing. She explains that drawings of a man with the body of a dog wearing a...

Morocco: Books on Fez

The View From Fez shares a list of books pertaining to the grand city of Fez.

Bahrain: Nasfa Celebrations

Bahrainis marked the birth of the Shia Imam Al Mahdi with a lot of fanfare and blogger Mahmood Al Yousif was out with his new camera to record the celebrations.

Producing traditional music in Benin

Benin couleurs posts photos of a Solidarite Internationale project to build a sound studio (Fr) that will produce traditional music.

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