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· July, 2007

Stories about North America from July, 2007

Palestine: US to Increase Military Aid to Israel

The US is to increase its military aid to Israel, writes Haitham Sabbah, who urges his American readers to protest the move with their Congressmen.

Iran:How To Talk The Talk With Iran

William Beeman,Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota,says face-to-face talks between Iran and the United States have a good chance of success if the Bush administration knows how to...

Jordan: Sexual Diseases

Jordanian Hareega has been transfered to the sexually transmitted diseases clinic – as a doctor- and has spilled some beans here. Hareega works in the US.

Madagascar: Community, Identity and the Malagasy diaspora

As it is sometimes the case for sub-Saharan African nations, the Malagasy diaspora carries a substantial weight of the cultural, political and virtual activities related to Madagascar. In the World...

Chile: Clash Between Youth Football Team and Police Rallies Country

Notas Al Margen [ES] writes about the incident where members of the sub-20 Chilean National team clashed with Canadian police, but wonders why it takes a football incident to rally...

Africa: New exhibit by Ghanaian architect in New York

Annansi writes about a new exhibit by the Ghanaian architect, David Adjaye, at the Studio Museum of Harlem, New York City: “The exhibit, Making Public Buildings, introduces Adjaye’s architecture to...

Iraq: Special Treatment for Dubai

Ladybird from Iraq questions the preferential treatment Dubai is getting from the US when it comes to trafficking children.

“Welcome to Japan”? Kurdish refugee family leaves for Canada

Few people, including Japanese themselves, are aware of the dismal record of Japan's treatment of refugees, particularly its treatment of Kurdish refugees. After struggling for many years to make a...

Bahrain: Does A PlayStation 2 Gun Count As A Weapon?

Bahrain's bloggers have moved on this week to comment on a protest held outside the Iranian Embassy in protest against an editorial by Iranian editor Hossein Shariatmadari, which started that...

Syria: Camping in Canada

Syrian blogger Omar enjoyed an unforgettable camping in Canada.

Jordan: Expensive Haircuts in the US

Jordanian Natasha Tynes writes about expensive haircuts in the US.

Poland: Kaczynski's Visit to the White House

The beatroot comments on Polish president Kaczynski's visit to the White House.

Ukraine: Not Iraq

Leopolis comments on a recent op-ed in San Fransisco Chronicle, comparing US policies towards Iraq and Ukraine.

India: Thank you, come again.

A stunt pulled by Seven Eleven stores in the US stirs controversy as it relies on the character of Apu (of The Simpsons fame), provoking Greatbong to comment on whether...

Africa: Kerosene Magazine: call for submissions

Kerosene Magazine is a new opinion magazine for the African Diaspora: “The print edition of magazine is currently being worked on and this is an open call for submissions. Please...

Russia: Sochi, Lobsters, Georgia

Mark MacKinnon posts a few quick notes on Sochi-2014, Putin's meeting with Bush, and Russia's relations with Georgia.

Hindi Blogosphere: A brouhaha, customer service and blogger meets!

So it's after about one and a half month that we are looking at what has been going on in Hindi blogosphere. The dust had barely settled down when it...

Jordan: Bush in Court

Shifaa from Jordan writes about calling US President Bush to testify in front of a Jordanian court.

Algeria: Muslim Prayer Break

Nouri, an Algerian American blogger, discusses the 15-minute break for prayers for Muslims in schools.

Iran:Kiarostami's works in Berkley Art Museum

Thanks to Haftan we learn that “Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive have held a great exhibition of image works of Abbas Kiarostami, the renowned Iranian filmmaker and artist...

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