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29 July 2005

Stories from 29 July 2005

Spain: Leaking leakers

Barcepundit reports that Spain has its own leak scandal about embarrassing information that government doesn't want released.

Saudi Arabia: The Huge Princely Gift

Saudi Jeans comments on the huge gift given to the Louvre by Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal.

Mexican President, Vicente Fox Interviewed by Blogger?

Last night I came across a post on Bloggings by Boz which linked to a post in Spanish by Goleech mentioning that Mexican president, Vicente Fox, in what must have...

Malaysia: Malaysian Bloggers on IRC

Brand New Malaysian passes on word that there's now a dedicated IRC channel for Malaysian bloggers.

Lebanon: Bad Apples, Good Oranges

Beiruit Spring on Lebanese attitudes towards their brothers (and sisters) in their armed forces.

Jordan: Can Jordan be the bridge-blog nation?

Jordanian blogger Ahmad Humeid asks can Jordan be the bridge-blog nation?

Iran: not quite the caricature it is presented as

Brooding Persian, distressed by the execution of two young men for being homosexual, tries to explain that Iran isn't as simple and as caricatured as it sometimes seems.

Iraq: It's time to call them (OUTSIDERS)

The Iraq blog A Free Writer suggests that the term ‘extremist’ be retired in favor of “outsiders”.

Iraq: Started to worry ..

A mother of three writes about the difficulties of trying to raise her children in Iraq.

Iraq: Are We Going To Let Them Win?

Iraq the Model asks: “Did Syria and Iran win in their indirect war on Iraq?”

South Korea: Gotta love those Stalinists

The Marmot's Hole passes along a report that a South Korean academic is arguing the Korean War should be regarded as a “war for the great cause of unification”.

Egypt: Protests against Mubarak nomination

The Arabist Network reports that a large protest against the Mubarak nomination is scheduled for Saturday night.

Egypt: Bad News

Unfortunately, One Arab World has to make the announcement that the candlelight vigil planned for tonight in Cairo has been cancelled. This is because of anticipated protests in reaction to...

BBC statement on Afghan blogger threats

The Committee to Protect Bloggers recently received the following statement from the BBC in response to complaints by Afghan Blogger Sohrab Kabuli that somebody has been using a BBC computer...

Zimbabwe: ZW$ further devalued on Harare's streets

The Zimbabwean dollar continues to sink on the black market, according to The Zimbabwean Pundit. Officially priced at ZWD $17,600 to USD $1, the street exchange rate is more like...

India: Public Relations Disaster

India: Public Relations Disaster

India: Shameless Advert

India: Shameless Advert

Bangladesh: Islamic Values

Bangladesh: Islamic Values

Sri Lanka: LTTE

Sri Lanka: LTTE

Nepal: Dibyopadesh

Nepal: Dibyopadesh

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