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· September, 2009

Stories from Quick Reads from September, 2009

Georgia: An Azeri Wedding

Writing on my Frontline Club blog, I also post a video interview and photo report with regional blogger Arzu Geybullayeva on our recent visit to an ethnic Azeri village in...

Jamaica: Blogging About Climate Change

“On October 15, 2009, I plan to blog about climate change and Jamaica”: Diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp promotes the upcoming Blog Action Day.

Bermuda: Green Party

Catch a fire welcomes Bermuda's newest political party and “the contribution that they may be able to offer to our political discourse.”

Pakistan: Who Is Running The Country?

The US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne Patterson’s recent statement on Quetta shura raised a controversy in Pakistan. Teeth Maestro poses the question in reaction: “Who’s actually running Pakistan? The Americans...

Pakistan: Banned drug available at pharmacies

Hina Safdar at Chowrangi informs that a banned drug called Metamizole is readily available at pharmacies in Pakistan.

India: 100th Podcast At Indicast

Nerve Endings Firing Away informs that Aditya and Abhishek have published their 100th podcast at IndiCast.

Lebanon: How Lebanese is Hummous?

Are Tabbouleh, Hummus and Falafel Lebanese? Beirut Spring jumps straight into the medley.

Oman: Lost in The Lost Symbol

Omanizer was away from blogging for a few days and she has an excuse. She couldn't put Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol down.

Kuwait: Blogging under the Spotlight

Kuwaiti blogging came under the spotlight during a workshop organised by IREX entitled The Role of Blogging in Kuwait. Global Voices’ Kuwait author Abdullatif AlOmar, who was a panelist at...

UAE: Dubai Metro Pride

This month's opening of Dubai Metro has attracted a lot of commentary on UAE blogs. Buj Al Arab notes: “Such a fantastic project for Dubai, the UAE, and the Arab...

Barbados: First H1N1 Death

Barbados Free Press reports on the island's first death from the H1N1 Virus.

Trinidad & Tobago: Digging a Hole

“It’s like a jamette woman in a rumshop shouting she does go to chuch!”: B.C. Pires blogs about issues of governance in the Trinidad & Tobago government.

Jamaica: Children & Violence

As the government signs a UN agreement aimed at protecting children from being recruited by armed forces, Letter From Jamaica wonders: “But what about children at home? Children don't just...

Bangladesh: The State Of Women

“What is keeping Bangladeshi women from emancipation when their country is ruled by one of their own? How is their situation now? What are their most urgent needs; which rights...

Sri Lanka: Testimonies Of Detained IDPs

GroundViews posts two short testimonies on the plight of IDPs released from Menik Camp. The testimonies highlight “significant challenges facing reconciliation and resettlement in post-war Sri Lanka and the urgent...

Iraq: Ready for January elections?

Iraq is gearing itself for the January presidential elections. Iraqi Pundit shares his views in this post.

Bahrain: Observations from Dubai

Bint Battuta in Bahrain travels to Dubai and here are her observations.

Bahrain: Life Changing Decisions

Bahraini Mariam had to plan her next three years in a matter of hours. Find out why in this post.

Israel: Losing Patience with Obama

“We are losing patience with Obama as well, and so are many of the American people,” writes Israeli Goyisherebbe, at Shiloh Musings.

South Korea: Kids Lack Sleep

Korea beat translated a local news report on a survey about Korean kids’ sleeping time, which is the shortest among the 6 surveyed countries.

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