19 October 2005

Stories from 19 October 2005

Hungary: Capitals of Culture

  19 October 2005

Hungarian Accent reports on the selection of Pecs as Hungary's candidate for European Capital of Culture and the Hungarian blogosphere's discussion of the selection.

Mexico: Hurricane Wilma Approaches

  19 October 2005

Eduardo Arcos says that the Mexican State of Quintana Roo has been put on red alert as he continues his coverage of Hurricane Wilma's approach. Alejandro, from Yucatan, writes that people are stocking up on emergency goods.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

  19 October 2005

Este artículo también está disponible en español Plan B’s Sebastian anxiously awaits the publication of a story about Santa Cruz blogs, in which he was interviewed by a reporter from the newspaper El Deber. This media interest coincides with the launch of the 2nd “Book Liberation” scheduled for October 23,...

Palestine: Israeli police ‘too busy’ to attend

  19 October 2005

ISM reports that on the 13th of Sept the eve of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) police in Hebron refused to respond to a call that violence was anticipated from settler children outside Qutuba Girl’s School in the Tel Rumeida district of Hebron. As the girls left...

United Arab Emirates: Spinsterhood

  19 October 2005

Emirati says that spinsterhood is a major topic of discussion in the Emirates. The Phenomena of unmarried young women, who cannot get married because other Emarati guys have married foreigners, leaving them in a dire position which is very widespread.

Syria: Syria Opposition Speaks Out

  19 October 2005

Joshua Landis writes in SyriaComment blogs that the Syrian opposition may be down, but it is not out. Today an array of civil society leaders and opposition parties put out an announcement calling for a coalition of democratic forces to help find a soft landing for Syria. They want careful...

Egypt: Sharm El Sheikh Wall

  19 October 2005

The Sandmonkey says that the Egyptian authorities are planning to erect a fence around Sharm El Sheikh to controll access to and from the resort.

Saddam's Trial Roundup

  19 October 2005

Saddam's trial was a breaking news of the day, here is quick roundup. Some for the trial, others against. Some emotionally, others legally. Akba of IRAQ RISING says: I don't care what happens to this man. In fact I wish he were dead already. I think the majority of Iraqis...

Sudanese demonstrate in Cairo

  19 October 2005

Damanga – Coalition for Freedom & Democracy reports on hundreds of Sudanese refugees in Cairo, Egypt, protesting UNHCR (High Commission for Refugees) policies.

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