Stories from 22 July 2005
Blogrel has a pretty comprehensive update on the Georgian Grenadier.
Central Asia blog Registan.net points to an article that takes another look at the political Islam.
Daniel of Venezuela News and Views compares Chavez's persecution of opposition group SUMATE with Rome's ancient persecution of Carthage.
Congo Girl reflects on the cultural adjustments she had to make when she came to Kinshasa.
Venezuelan Politics discusses a new law which places greater regulation on currency trading in Venezuela and offers some possible consequences.
Boz says Colombia's biggest paper now has RSS feeds.
The English blog perfect.co.uk has spent the last two days live-blogging on-going developments in the London terror case. (via a fistful of euros)
Sergio on Overcaffeinated explains why it is completely normal for one to move out of their parents’ house at 28.
India Uncut is flabbergasted that the state of Gujarat requires parental consent in writing for marriages to become official.
In the wake of Secretary of State Rice's snap visit to Lebanon, The Beirut Spring tells the highly allegorical story of the relationship between “Lee” and “Sarah” and the new girl on the block, “Amy”.
In the wake of yesterday's decision to unpeg the Malaysian ringgit from the US dollar, it seems as if Bank Negara promptly intervened to prevent a run-up in the value of the Malaysian currency, notes Jeff Ooi.
The Arabist Network takes a look at what the Mubaraks own. Apparently, they own quite a lot…
United We Blog! is delighted to discover that they're being covered in the local Nepali press.
On Safari with El Jorgito is frustrated with the lack of coverage the food crisis in southern Niger is getting in the western press.
Black Looks points out that the Ugandan government passed an anti-gay law and promptly raided the home of Victor Julie Mukassa, a well-known lesbian activist.
A “Blogging Gloriagate” forum is being organized for August 4 at the University of the Philippines College of Law.
The overseas South Asian blog Sepia Munity points to an interview of a returning Indian and the hurdles he had to clear in creating his own business.
Humanitarian Hijinks, a blog written by a relief worker in Sudan, has a great suggestion for donating books to the area.
Taran Rampersad tests out his newly arrived Indian Simputer in Guyana.
Popular Tunisian blog Subzero Blue, which abruptly went off the air a few days ago, has returned to the internets. The cause of the outage was a dispute with the previous hosting company; more sinister forces were not implicated.
“Apple Basket” by Martin Talbot