14 October 2005

Stories from 14 October 2005

Armenia: Fashion

  14 October 2005

Blogrel comments on young women's fashion in Armenia. Is there a correlation between skirt length and economic success?

Hungary: Soft Serv Defense

  14 October 2005

Despite years of criticism from NATO for failing to meet its defense commitments, Hungary's Army has found room in its budget for soft serve ice cream machines for its fighter pilots reports Pestiside.hu.

From the Caribbean Blogosphere

  14 October 2005

Some snippets from this week's conversations in the anglophone Caribbean blogosphere: Aruba Lost in Smallness is resigned to the inevitable rise in gas prices after the recent parliamentary election. Bahamas in search of 42 complains about defective traffic lights, and Bahamas Blog posts some photos of Tropical Storm Rita's effects...

Morocco: Migrants suffer in Morocco

  14 October 2005

Saad of The World from Rabat quotes an eyewitness who reports the sufferance of migrants in Morocco. On the other hand, Human Rights Watch News Releases, (Middle East and Northern Africa), says that deportations to Morocco put migrants at risk and says that violence against Migrants in Ceuta and Melilla...

Palestine: Wall Kills Human Values

  14 October 2005

umkahlil quoting Saed Banoura who reports: ‘Wall Kills Human Values’ is the new slogan which the weekly procession against the Separation Wall in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, carried on Friday following midday prayers. The procession took off after the Friday prayers and headed towards the construction site of the...

Indonesia: International Muslims

  14 October 2005

Jakartass writes about being a Westerner who converted to Islam to marry his wife, and posts an e-mail he received about a charity drive at Ramadan from the Jakarta International Moslem Society.

Vietnam: Foreign-backed J-programs

  14 October 2005

Vietnam Journalism notes the rapid proliferation in recent years of journalism training programs backed by foreign institutions, but laments that “a number of participants of these courses just go to classes to… nod their heads. They leave behind immediately what they have just been taught,” the article says.

Indonesia: Why blog?

  14 October 2005

Must be something in the blogowaters. A. Fatih Syuhud, an Indonesian student based in India, is also moved to share his blogger's philosophy.

China: Trust no-one

  14 October 2005

ESWN shares his philosophy of blogging, China reporting and critical thinking, saying that no-one gets a monopoly on the ‘truth’, whatever their credentials, especially where this ‘thing’ called China is concerned.

Saudi Arabia: Imagine Being a Woman

  14 October 2005

Farah continues her war for woman's rights in Saudi. She translated an Arabic article by a Saudi female columnists Badria Al Bisher, titled “Imagine Being a Woman..”. She dedicate this article (the English translation) to what she calls a Bedouin, male-pride antics.

South Africa: AIDS quackery

  14 October 2005

commentary.co.za reports on revelations that a couple of AIDS patients apparently thriving on a patent medicine issued by the “Rath foundation”, were in fact taking anti-retroviral medication all the time.

Syria: Bashar on CNN

  14 October 2005

If you missed President Bashar al-Assad Wednesday morning comprehensive speech to the US CNN TV station. The following is the full story of the interview.

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