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16 August 2005

Stories from 16 August 2005

Lebanon: Bin Laden's book

Abu Aardvark believes that publishing bin Laden's writings and speeches strikes is a positive thing and publishing the words of a mass murderer and terrorist is hard to defend normatively....

Aruba: Election Madness

Lost in Smallness says that in Aruba, “by law, every voter must get four continous hours free from work.

Egypt: Update on Sinai Terrorist Attack

The Sandmonkey update on Sinai Terrorist Attack and says that the international media is ignoring it for some strange reason. Claims of responsbility for Yesterdays Sinai Terrorist attack have been...

Iraq: Al-Qaeda's threats

Mohammed of Iraq The Model writes that the Sunni respond to Al-Qaeda's threats.

Iraq: The New Constitution

New Deadline for the Iraqi Constitution, Raed Jarrar says that the Iraqi constitution shouldn’t be rushed through. Iraqis have the right to take as much time as they need to...

El Salvador: Remittance Investment

Juanson World is disillusioned that more Salvadoran immigrants in the U.S. aren't investing money in development back home.

Ecuador: Against Recruiting of Mercenaries

The Ecuadorean government has expressed reservations about the recruitment of mercenary soldiers out of the port city of Manta. Concern rose over this job posting offering ex-Colombian soldiers as private...

Bolivia: Failed States Index Map

Newley Purnell wants to know why Bolivia isn't on the Foreign Policy Failed States Index Map while Ecuador and Peru are.

Israel: more disengagement reactions

More Israeli voies on the disengagement.

Too many democratic revolutions, Russia complains

Registan takes issue with Russia's complaints about “forcible” democratization in former Soviet states.

Turkish scholar freed in Armenia

Blogrel links to reports that Turkish scholar Yektan Turkyilmaz has been freed by the Armenian authorities and promises more details to come.

Taliban fighters killed, captured

AfghanWarrior reports on continued fighting between the Afghan National Army and Taliban insurgents.

Malaysia: English – Benglish Translator

The ever-intrepid Kenny Sia impressed by the variety and quality of machine translation on the web, has written the first ever English-to-Benglish translator.

Darfur: A blogger's background notes

Ingrid at Sudan Watch has posted a series of background notes on the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur, including a summary of views of the Arab militia leader Musa Hilal,...

Blog Maps

eGrupos, an online social networking site based in Sunnyvale, California has developed El BlogoMapa Hispano, an online directory of weblogs in Spanish, which shows the bloggers’ locations using the Google...

China: Hitch in the Alibaba deal?

China Herald comments on an article pointing out that many of the goods for sale on Alibaba, the Chinese internet portal that Yahoo! is heavily investing in, are counterfit.

China: PLA Wanted ads

Hong Kong-based blog Simon World looks at the PLA's policy towards marriage and co-habitiation in the ranks.

China: how returned overseas chinese viewed by locals?

In response to a reader query, Bingfeng Teahouse writes about how returning overseas Chinese are viewed by locals.

South Korea: The Blog Blackout of 2005

The Marmot’s Hole notes that TypePad and Blogspot were apparently blocked in South Korea over the weekend, apparently to honor that country's Independence Day.

Bangladesh: How we change

Bangladesh: How we change

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