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22 August 2005

Stories from 22 August 2005

Iraq: Pornography for War

Sabbah writes about the forum which provides free access to its pornographic content to members of the United States Military who are stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, in exchange for...

Tunisia: Mosques Magnetic Card

Need magnetic Cards to Enter Mosques in Tunisia? Relax, Meddah, the Tunisian blogger of Subzeroblue says ‘this is not true’.

Iranian bloggers worried about New President's Cabinet

Iranian bloggers worried about New President's Cabinet

Abaaya at workplace

Arab Pearl of Chronicles of Life from Oman is discussing the interesting issue of work dress code, of woman at Arab world in general and gulf countries in particular. She...

United Arab Emirates: You are what you eat

Lulu of Arabian Adventures writes a lengthy-healthy post; you are what you eat.

Philippines: Coconet

Philippines’ coconut geotextile (coconet) for soil erosion control has been chosen as one of the 12 finalists in Newsweek and BBC World’s World Challenge.

Vietnam: More TV stations

Viet Nam Television (VTV) will have eight channels by 2010, and broadcasting time will be increased to 168.5 hours per day, with 80% of total broadcasting time devoted to in-house...

Vietnam: Enduring culture

Vietnamese God is a Hanoi-based Vietnamese who blogs in excellent English and superb photos. Working in the tourism industry, he has grown used to people who choose Wild Rice for...

Singapore: The right to vote

After the Presidential Elections that never were, here comes the awakening: Straits Times political editor Zuraidah Ibrahim argues that the institution of Elected President is not very important, and blames...

China: Wife-swapping

China is changing. The increasingly popular phenomenon happening in Guangdong is wife-swapping among white collars made up of lawyers, businessmen and administrators, who are generally highly educated. The mantra: “Neo-polygamy”...

Malaysia: Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman, founder of free software movement, will conduct two seminars on “Software Freedom and Danger of Software Patents” in two Malaysian universities later this week.

Bangladesh: Blogspeak on the Blasts

Bangladesh: Blogspeak on the Blasts

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