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3 November 2005

Stories from 3 November 2005

Medical School Muse at BlogMatrix

Paul Gardenghi podcasts about customer service in Grenada.

Mexico: Photographing Wilma's Destruction

Divester links to a series of pictures documenting hurricane Wilma's destruction of Mexico's resort island, Cozumel.

Saint Kitts: Interview with PM Douglas

Caribbean World Radio has an audio interview with St. Kitts Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas which can be downloaded in three mp3 files.

Eid Around the World

Today was the first day of Eid Al Fitr around most of the Muslim countries and communities around the world. According to the Hijri calendar, this day marks the end...

Iraq: Definitions

Know the definition of Terrorism, Fascism, Dictator, Liberate, Politic, Crusade, Impose and Order? LadyBird sheds some light.

Bahrain: Ramadan Alcohol Ban

Bahrain's top hotels are being penalised from today for defying the Ramadan alcohol ban. Mahmood wonders: “we have plenty of personal freedoms in Bahrain. We also welcome tourists. What happened...

Bahrain: Corruption

SillyBahrainiGirl asks: “Isn't it reassuring to know that ministries and government agencies in Bahrain are corrupt?“

Algeria: Breaking the Fast During Ramadan is a Crime

The Algerian blogger Nouri bin Khalid wonders, “I thought Algeria was supposed to be “secular”? Four men were sent to prison for breaking the fast during Ramadan in a resturaunt!...

Azerbaijan: Azeris Vote

Registan.net has background, resources, and public opinion data on Azerbaijan's parliamentary election.

Poland: Al Qaeda in Poland

Both the beatroot and Warsaw Station comment on reports that Poland is hosting a secret CIA detention facility for Al-Qaeda suspects.

Russia: Cheating Students

Konstantin looks at why Russian students cheat.

Iran: Ahmadinejad on Palestinian TV

Rooznamenegar No ( which means New Journalist in Persian) says that Palestinian official TV was really indifferent to Ahmadinejad's anti Israel speech. He says Palestinian TV just reported comments from...

Turkmenistan: Turkmen Disney

turkmenistan.neweurasia.net reports that despite great obstacles, modern Turkmen cinema culture is surviving.

Armenia: Constitutional Referendum

Oneworld Multimedia discusses what just might end up being the most farcical referendum in the South Caucasus.

Iran: National Interest

Hanif Mazroi, Iran based journalist, says one of the most essential principles in a country's Foriegn Policy is preserving national interest. He adds, “now look at conservatives in power in...

Azerbaijan: Blogrel in Baku

Katy of Blogrel is going to Baku this weekend and will be posting photos and reports about this weekend's parliamentary election.

Kiswahili blogosphere this week

Mwandani reports about the Annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index (2005). While Tanzania comes 75th, African countries such as Benin, Namibia, Mauritius, and Mali are ahead of the US (44th), which...

Argentina: First Thoughts, Mar del Plata

Nadine Farid describes the scene in Mar del Plata as the sea resort town gets ready for the fourth Summit of the Americas.

The Riots in Addis: Bloggers and Citizen Journalists report

Addis Ababa has been gripped by violence the past three days as heavily armed police and troops have responded to rock-throwing protesters with gunfire. Over thirty deaths have been reported....

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