Stories about United Kingdom from January, 2010
Leigh Turner, UK Ambassador to Ukraine, writes on how the Ukrainian phrases he is learning reflect the political, economic and social situation in the country.
Leigh Turner, UK Ambassador to Ukraine, writes about Ukraine's involvement in Afghanistan, now and then.
Tabsir.net published (here and here) few portraits of ordinary Egyptians, by the English artist Frederick Goodall (1822-1904), in the mid to late 19th century. Goodall's work is famous for providing a meticulous “ethnographic” view of Egypt at the time.
On the same day that an appeal court hearing for imprisoned blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli was adjourned, supporters of the two men protested outside the Embassies of Azerbaijan in London and Paris.
Sharpe's Opinion reacts sarcastically to the news of the first arrest in the United Kingdom over a Twitter joke: “Round of applause of the police there. Keeping us safe from those dangerous terrorists who go round advertising their intentions on public social networking websites.”
Jane Akshar, a British expatriate living in Egypt, comments on having rain in Luxor for the first time since 2007.
Two demonstrations are scheduled to take place outside the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Paris, France, and London, England, on 22 January in support of imprisoned video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli.
Zeinobia writes about the new official news that British MP George Galloway has been declared persona non grata in Egypt – on the background of the Free Gaza March last week. He has been deported from the country and blacklisted in the official and some of the unofficial media too.