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Tuesday World Blog Roundup

Categories: East Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Norway, Palestine, Zimbabwe

Moeen_screenshot_1 [1]Iran:
Iranian presidential candidate Dr. Mostafa Moeen [2] recently met with bloggers. (Moeen also has his own blog [3] in Persian.)

Adventures of Mr. Behi [4] has a detailed account [5] – in English! – of the meeting. If you click through nothing else on this post today, click through to that.

Iran_fence [6]
Omid of the Iranian Prospect [7] also shares his own brief impressions [8] of the meeting.

Yasser of Under Underground also supports Moeen [9], though he's not optimistic of victory because he says “media in Iran boycotts him.” (Fence photo by Yasser in Iran [10], a 21-year old student.)

A Free Writer seeks online donations [11] to teach internet skills to high school students.

Free Iraqi on mass graves [12].

Iraq the Model reports on the post-Saddam revival of cultural forums [13] (scroll down to the bottom if the post doesn't appear near the top of your screen).

Neurotic Iraqi Wife has a crazy dream about Martyrdom [14].

Rafah Pundits Radio rounds up various links [15] to “various bits of chatter about the delaying of the Disengagement [16]” by Israeli troops from Gaza [17] and parts of the West Bank [18].

Bethlehem Bloggers has a post mortem [19] (writen Saturday) on last week's local elections.

Israellycool has a post [20] on female members of the Israeli Defense Forces [21] who ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Elsewhere in the Middle East..

Beirut Spring comments [22] on upcoming elections in Lebanon.

Desert Girl on Kuwait tells “the truth” [23] about married men in Kuwait. You may be a little scandalized…

Sokwanele describes the mysterious death [24] of a woman's son in Zimbabwe. Nobody can say why he died and he was healthy a few days ago.

African Bullets & Honey posts confessions of a middle-class Kenyan [25] followed by response to strong reader reaction [25].

Music: one of AB&H's readers points to this Swahili/English rap band [26].

East Asia:
Japundit exposes Japan's hottest blogging trend: Erogs [27]. That's shorthand for “erotic blogs.”

Tokyo Times has pix of an odd street performance [28] which the police did not appreciate.

Fjordman in Sweden Norway (sorry, Fjordman) reports on a looming Scandinavian reindeer war [29].

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