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· January, 2008

Stories from Quick Reads from January, 2008

Palestine: Noor's First Rally

Palestinian Leila Haddad takes a break from her maternity leave and attends a Gaza rally in the US, with her toddler – Noor – in tow.

Palestine: Stranger at Home

Ever felt like a stranger when you returned home for a short holiday? Palestinian Sugar Cubes describes the feeling in this post.

Ukraine: Minimum Wage vs MPs’ Income

Ukrainiana compares Ukraine's nationwide minimum wage with MPs’ official salaries.

Russia: German Sadulayev's Appeal

Window on Eurasia writes about a Chechen writer's appeal to his fellow countrymen.

Angola: We CAN do it

“For the first time ever the Angolan national team made it to the quarters-finals of the African Cup of Nations (CAN)”. Jotacê Carranca [pt] is akready celebrating a possible victory.

Estonia: Fewer Stateless People

Itching for Eestimaa reports that the number of Estonia's stateless persons continues to decrease.

Serbia, Albania: Kosovo Rapper

BBC's Mark Mardell interviews “Kosovo’s premier rapper” Genc Prevlaka.

Serbia: Kostunica's Choice

A Fistful of Euros explains why PM Kostunica's refusal to endorse either of the candidates is good for Nikolic and bad for Tadic.

Iraq in the State of the Union Speech

Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar discusses Iraq in the US State of the Union speech. ‘Last year, it was more about “we're loosing, we have to stay and fight”, this year...

Brazil: World's street children in charges

The Iranian website Iran Cartoon began a virtual series on world's street children, featuring artists from dozen countries, such as Mongolia, France, Vietnam, Colombia, Brazil, China. Sérgio Coutinho [pt] will...

Jordan: Who's to Blame for Accident?

From Jordan, Ola Aliwat discusses a tragic road accident and who's to blame.

UAE: Egg Shortages and Contests

Despite an egg shortage in the market, Bu Jassem from the UAE says there is a contest to break the Guinness record for carrying eggs with one hand being held...

Serbia, Slovenia: Kosovo Independence

Dr. Filomena writes on Kosovo's independence and explains why she thinks Slovenia should not be the first to recognize it: “If for no other reason, then for the sake of...

Poland, Scotland: Wojtek the Polish War Hero Bear

The beatroot writes about Wojtek the Polish war hero bear.

Brazil: Social blogging against paedophilia

Luz de Luma [pt] is one of the core bloggers at the social blogging that will take place at the Lusosphere next February 14to debate paedophilia.  “When I proposed this...

Czech Republic, Serbia: Embassy Corruption

The Czech Daily Word writes on the corruption scandal at the Czech Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.

Czech Republic: Presidential Debate

Dr. Sean's Diary comments on the Czech presidential debate between incumbent Václav Klaus and challenger Jan Švejnar.

Iraq: Today's Toll

Iraq Today rounds up today's toll on Iraq in this post.

Iraq: Baghdad Dentist

Iraqi blogger Salam Adil introduces us to Baghdad Dentist in this post.

Mozambique: More on the strange mass kidnapping

Moçambique para Todos [pt] picks up on Ivone Soares’ piece of news yesterday that a mass kidnapping had happened in Mocímboa da Praia.”It is all very odd and almost like...

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