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28 October 2005

Stories from 28 October 2005

Cuba: Disaster in Havana

  28 October 2005

Ernesto, a computer programmer in Havana, documents flooding in the city brought on by Hurricane Wilma. With an impresive collection of photos.

Hurricane Wilma Through Monterrey's Eyes

  28 October 2005

Last week's theme among bloggers here in Monterrey, Mexico was hurricane Wilma. We have all kinds of point of views about the subject. Reading goleech, we have a very valid comparison between what happened in New Orleans and what we have at Cancun, Quintana Roo, and Chiapas because of hurricane...

Morocco: Terrorism Threat in Morocco

  28 October 2005

Foulla writes that Al-Salafiyah al-Jihadiyah in Morocco Declares Jihad on the Moroccan Government. They issued a statement, declaring that the time has come to announce the “jihad on the government of disbelieving and oppression,” for the heads of government have allegedly “sold the country to the infidels after they cleared...

Jordan: Westernized Ramadan!

  28 October 2005

Firas wonders: “Well, these decorations are to commemorate Ramadan! Yet they are very westernized! The lanterns are now substituted for a flashing star in a crescent. Some has gone far by decorating their trees with tree lights, but of an Islamic version. So Ramadan now is a season of decorations...

Jordan: University debts

  28 October 2005

Khalaf has a good analysis on the Jordanian universities debts which seems to be worsening and affecting the universities level of education. There are eight public universities in Jordan, with about 130,000 students studying for their bachelors degrees, 8,700 studying for their masters and 1,400 studying for their doctorate, according...

Iran: Woman's Rights

  28 October 2005

Fatima the Iranian girl says… when you wish a good future for yourself and your sisters, it means you have to fight for it, and try hard to change this selfish male theory that says “all high things belong to men and low ones remain women”. This wrong opinion exists...

Iran: Israel Off the Map?

  28 October 2005

Farid Pouya believes that Ahmadinejad and hardliners welcome crisis and sanctions against Iran. Yasser says: “in west everything against Israel and Jewish be censored and is not surprisingly when all condemned Mr. President! For his comments but they are silent when Israel killed Palestinians. But all of this is not...

Iraq: Who is Mosul's Real Inhabitants?

  28 October 2005

Truth Teller of A Citizen Of Mosul is wondering, are the American Encyclopedias are so ignorant, that they didn't know the real inhabitants of the city of Mosul are Arab? Did the referendum on the constitution had any relation to that issue?

Iraq: A short Guide to Iraq

  28 October 2005

LadyBird of Baghdad Dweller comments on quotes from A short Guide to Iraq (PDF) written for American soldiers who were stationed in Iraq to prevent Nazis from seizing the country’s oil, as she said.

Japan: Antique Show

  28 October 2005

Japundit has an article on Nandemo Kantedan, a 10-year-old TV show that, like the popular U.S. series Antiques Roadshow, values people's old junk and makes their wildest dreams come true.

Singapore: Blogger Pleads Guilty

  28 October 2005

Huichieh Loy of From a Singapore Angle reacts to the conviction of the third local blogger charged for making racist comments. Mr. Wang has information about the other players and mitigating factors in the case.

Vietnam: In the Soup

  28 October 2005

On noodlepie‘s suggestion, soup-obsessed No Star Where tries Vietnam's famous noodle soup pho at a pho chain he derided as McPho and is pleasantly surprised.

The Caribbean Blogosphere: Some observations

  28 October 2005

Anglophone Caribbean bloggers have been relatively quiet this week, so I took the opportunity to chat via IM with my fellow Trinidadian blogger Nicholas Laughlin about some of of the trends we've observed in the Caribbean blogosphere. What follows is an edited version of our conversation: GP: You've been blogging...

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