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· February, 2009

Stories about North America from 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...

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

Trinidadian blogger Now is Wow Too is finding the U.S.A. “an unfortunate source of aggravation”.

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...

Syrian Ambassador in Washington Lectures on Syrian-American Relations

Syrian Ambassador in Washington lectures university students on Syrian-American relations and asks them not to be overly optimistic in regards to the future of the relations since the Obama Adminstration...

China: Bush maize ad

Sunbin posted a photos showing an ad making use of Bush for selling maize.

Palestine: Canada Speaking Tour

Palestinian blogger and journalist Laila El-Haddad starts a speaking tour in Canada on March 2.

Indonesia: Clinton visit a “diplomatic success”

U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Cameron Hume blogged about Secretary Clinton's visit to Jakarta. He says the visit was a diplomatic success.

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

Crimes against women from Egypt to the US

Serbia: Update on Miladin Kovacevic

Belgraded posts an update on the Miladin Kovacevic’s story.

Egypt: A walk down memory lane in NY

Mostafa, an Egyptian student living in Virginia, US, writes a beautiful review for the movie “The Visitor” , relating to his own experience.

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...

“Clinton should visit Brunei”

Peacelovekindness enumerates the reasons why United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should visit Brunei.

Iraq: The Irony in Al Zaidi's Shoe Throwing

Iraqi Pundit discusses the case of Muntadhar Al Zaidi, the journalist who threw a shoe at President George W Bush, during his visit to Iraq late last year. “I have...

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

“He has taken several steps back from the openness he once showed, the willingness to talk to anyone without preconditions. He proposes to send 17,000 more troops into Afghanistan…dampening down...

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...

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

Ukrainiana notes that Obama seems to no longer support “NATO track for Ukraine” – and posts this comment: “If the Obama administration opts for a ‘Chicken Kiev’ foreign policy, it's...

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