24 October 2005

Stories from 24 October 2005

Taiwan, China, Singapore: Debunking a “History” Book

  24 October 2005

The View from Taiwan‘s Michael Turton reposts an email from from a National University of Singapore professor critiquing the myths, fabrications and inaccuracies that plague a recent book on the 15th century voyages of the Ming dynasty navy.

This Week in Palestinian Blogs

  24 October 2005

In The Electronic Intifada, Palestinian DAM, the first Arab World rap group from Lydd and US based band the Philistines take NYC's East Village by storm! Their CD is finally out: Free the P, dedicated to the youth of Palestine. The proceeds will go to Slingshot Hip-hop, a documentary film...

Iraq: Ambulatory Clinic

  24 October 2005

Mama on her way to work. Mines in the middle of the road, no road safety, lack of gasoline, and as a dentist without dental fillings & preventive materials, It's really hard to conserve a job ,and not easy to abdicate it. Praying for, Mama!

Iran: Bloggers Trial

  24 October 2005

Shahram Kholdi says that Iranian bloggers Farid Modarresi and Hossein Abdollah Pour was tried yesterday for charges of insulting high-ranking officials of the Islamic Republic (two members of the Expediency Council and the former President, Mohammad Khatami) and taking action against the national security.

Egypt: Iftar for Prisons Freedom

  24 October 2005

Baheyya writes: “We, the mothers , wives, and children of detainees in all of Egypt’s prisons, have the pleasure of inviting you to a group iftar on Tuesday, 22 Ramadan, 25 October 2005 , in front of the Egyptian Interior Ministry. We invite you to join us in preparing for...

Egypt: Churches After Muslims Riots

  24 October 2005

The Sandmonkey reports more churches that were attacked last week over deadly riots sparked by a play deemed offensive to Islam. egYptianist posted some photos of the riots. Ritzy tells us that Egyptian Grand Mufti Ali Juma'ah says there is no CD/DVD that is offending Islam that has led to...