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31 July 2006

Stories from 31 July 2006

Russia: “Mystery Illness” in Chechnya

David McDuff of A Step At A Time has translated a Prague Watchdog/Radio Free Liberty broadcast on the “mystery illness” that affected more than 100 children in Shelkovsky district.

Russia: “List of 17″

Sean's Russia Blog writes about groups present on (and missing from) the FSB's Terrorist Organizations list.

Ukraine: Universal of the National Unity

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about the Universal of National Unity that president Yushchenko expects the leading Ukrainian politicians to sign, and some of the problems that surround the negotiation...

Latvia: Baltica Festival

Dykun posts footage from the Baltica Festival in Latvia: “More specifically, this is footage of two groups from Latgale. Latgale is a region of Latvia that has long fascinated me;...

Czech Republic: Moravian Folklore

Bored in Brno posts a report from the 49th “annual celebration of local music and folklore in the town of Velka nad Velickou in South Moravia”: “Being a Czech festival,...

Serbia: Yugoslav Film Archive

Belgrade Blog writes about the new storage space for the Yugoslav film archive.

Russia: Brian Grover & Matthias Rust

Copydude writes about two men who became (in)famous after they flew their light planes into Russia illegally: Brian Grover (1938) and Matthias Rust (1987).

Saving Nature

KO criticizes the corruption ridden Pakistani politicians for supporting the Pakistan Air Force to acquire land to establish a weapons trial range in the Hingol National Park, the largest National...

Power of Blogs

Desipundit on the global impact of the Indian blogosphere: "while it is true that it’s only a small part of Indian population that is online, and even smaller number accesses...

Iran: Velayati meets Fisher

According to Dr.Velayati's followers, Joschka Fisher, former German Foreign Minister will be in Tehran for two days conference on Iran-European Relations in Strategic Centre [Fa]. Fisher is going to meet...

Tour Nepal, save Nepal

South Asia Biz tells why the tourists around the world should travel Nepal. With the restoration of a democratic government and the end of Maoist insurgency, there are plenty of...

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: World On Fire

While the flames of war engulf Lebanon, Gaza is still under attack. Many of the victims have been Palestinian children, some barely a year old; and as their families prepare...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

With all the war and suffering I just don't feel like blogging. But todays post is important and I feel it is my duty to write it. If you read...

Iran: Batebi was arrested

According to Ikna, Ahmad Batebi, activist student was arrested again [Fa]. Batebi had already spent six years in jail to participate in a student protest movement. His wife is going...

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