1 March 2006

Stories from 1 March 2006

Guatemala: Legends and Folklore on mp3

  1 March 2006

Leyendas de Guatemala (ES) is a new weblog with a great offer (ES). If you email Dorge Ozaeta with your name, country, and reason for wanting the recordings, he will email you mp3 versions of popular Guatemalan legends. Isa, who has a similar blog about Nicaraguan legends, thinks this is...

Latin America: Leftist Tide?

1 March 2006

Christian Gomez is back after a four month recess, arguing that, “there does not exist one ‘left’ which is fueled by Chavez; rather, a moderate brand of governing demonstrated by Lagos, Lula, and Kirschner, which continues to employ economic pragmatism in setting its policy agenda. It is too easy to...

Jordan Stops an Al-Qaeda Attack!

Jordan has foiled a planned suicide bomb attack on “a vital civilian installation,” official state-run media has reported. Two Iraqis and a Libyan, believed to be members of the al-Qaeda terror network, have been arrested in connection with the plot, Petra news agency reported. Police are said to be hunting...

Prison mutiny

Today a coordinated prison mutiny was staged at the Juwaida prison in southern Amman, as well as in Suwaqa (in the south) and Qafqafa (in the north). The incident led to wounding of four security personnel, and the holding of the Juwaida warden and six guards as hostages for most...

Muslim Madonna

Muslim pop singer Deeyah has irked the Muslim world with her provocative new music video that shows her stripping off a burka to reveal her bikini-clad body. Mohammed AlMaskati wonders where is this going really; now the west needs to free Muslim women from the Burka’a so that they can...

The flags are burning

Toman Bay wonders how the west only takes notice of what's happening here when flags start burning. And it occurred to me; as I have taken liberty with deleting words from dictionaries before, why not contribute positively and add an actual idiom. Hence, “The flags are burning”! He said.

Egypt's Modern Art Goes Online, But!

A beautiful online gallery for Egyptian modern and contemporay artists is built to serve as a window for Egypt's modern art that is usually overlooked due to the populatrity and fame of ancient Egypt, but little information is given about this business or who is running it, Freedom for Egyptians...

Kurdistance: Quick Quips

I thought that we would begin today with a little story from Talk about the Passion: Of course, it also can be quite an ordeal when you're trying to manage 30+ rambunctious 5th graders. The endeavor required our school's armed guards to escort us up the mountain (they must've figured...

Philippines: We Prefer Irony

  1 March 2006

Filipino blogger and columnist Jessica Zafra suggests eight reasons why comments to her blog sometimes don't show up. For example, “1. You are earnest and literal. We prefer irony.”

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