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· February, 2009

Stories about North America from February, 2009

28 February 2009

USA: Activists Incensed after Fatal Shooting by Police

Several people recorded mobile phone videos of a police officer shooting and killing a young man named Oscar Grant on a train platform in Oakland, California, on January 1. Since...

27 February 2009

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Aggravation Nation

India: Environmental Scholars On a Very Cool Mission

About two weeks ago, I read in Tom Friedman's column in the New York Times about two young scholars from the U.S who were on a very impressive mission in...

Lebanon: Christopher Hitchens’ Beirut Scuffle Sparks Debate

Former leftist turned conservative writer Christopher Hitchens ran into trouble in Beirut last week when he attempted to deface a poster/memorial of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), a Hezbollah...

23 February 2009

Blog Plagiarism hits Egyptian Bloggers

Is there such a thing as blog plagiarism? Egyptian bloggers argue both sides of the fence on Facebook and on their blogs after a newspaper started quoting bloggers - without...

To females traveling to Egypt … or to the US

Serbia: Update on Miladin Kovacevic

22 February 2009

Egypt: A walk down memory lane in NY

Egypt: Bloggers React to Cairo bombings

A French tourist was killed and around 20 people were injured when a bomb exploded outside the Al Hussein Mosque in Cairo's popular tourist area Khan Al Khalili. And as...

20 February 2009

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Change? Really?

Clinton visits Indonesia

Aside from meeting the leaders of Indonesia, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton found the time to visit a slum community in Jakarta. She also appeared in a teen-oriented...

19 February 2009

Caribbean, USA: Where in the World is Allen Stanford?

It's one thing for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to lay fraud charges against Texas billionaire-cum-Caribbean cricket magnate Allen Stanford - but first, authorities have to find him. As...

Egypt: Ayman Nour Released

Egypt has just released political dissident Ayman Nour, who has spent more than three years in prison. Bloggers welcomed the move, but were left wondering about its motives and timing.

Ukraine: Obama's and NATO Membership

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