9 September 2005

Stories from 9 September 2005

Uganda: War ‘nearly over’

  9 September 2005

Uganda CAN reports an announcement by Ugandan military spokesman Shaban Bantariza, to the effect that the war against the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in the north of the country is nearing its end, but then points out that the end of the war has been imminent several times during the...

Afghanistan: Four die in suicide blast

  9 September 2005

Afghan Warrior reports on the deaths of four people in a suicide attack the southern province of Helmand. A government spokesman said Taliban insurgents had intended it to blow up U.S. troops.

Argentina: Protest Against George W. Bush

  9 September 2005

Expat Argentina says it's hypocritical of the Kirchner government to allow today's protest against George W. Bush, who will be attending the Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, while planned protests against the Argentine government have not been given permission.

China: More Yahoo! Reactions

  9 September 2005

Yahoo Hong Kong's turnover of subscriber information that helped result in journalist Shi Tao's conviction continues to draw comment. Angry Chinese Blogger provides a link to the Chinese text and English translation of the verdict.

Indonesia: Munir Trial

  9 September 2005

Jakartass calls on Indonesia to take more seriously the investigation and trial of human-rights activist Munir's murderer.

Malaysia: Patriotism

  9 September 2005

Kenny of kennysia.com writes a long, heartfelt, and much commented-on post on loving Malaysia: “Be proud . . . Just don't love it blindly.”

Thailand: Youthful Dangers

  9 September 2005

Steve at Thai-blogs.com describes the dangers facing Thai youth — moto-racing, inter-college rivalry and freshman parties — and wonders why lax school administrators aren't punished.

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