11 August 2006

Stories from 11 August 2006

Uzbekistan: Andijon Refugees in US

  11 August 2006

Registan.net publishes a letter circulating amongst US resettlement workers who are helping resettle refugees from last year's violence in Uzbekistan's eastern city of Andijon. The letter addresses what the anonymous authors says are very serious problems that need to be addressed to prevent the refugees from returning to Uzbekistan.

Posts from Peru

  11 August 2006

Some of the recent political news inspired new posts in Peruvian blogs; here are some of them: Jomra takes a look at Quechua in Congress: a small step for a language forgotten by the State (ES). The post discusses the consequences of an incident that took place during the initial...

India: To the Zoo

  11 August 2006

Metroblogging Mumbai on the state of the Byculla Zoo in Mumbai, and if it makes more sense to revamp it, rather than move it to another place outside the city.

Pakistan: Sufi Poetry in Contemporary Times

  11 August 2006

All Things Pakistan has a great post on rediscovering Sufi poetry through contemporary singers and bands. There is an interesting discussion in the comments space on translations and the message of Sufi poetry.

Bangladesh: Via London

  11 August 2006

Or how I learnt to stop worrying reflects on his predicament as his wife and child are due to arrive in the US via London. He also pauses to wonder about the concept of Islamic fundamentalism and what consequences Bush's actions have had.

Flying Over the Iraqi Blogodrome

I am holiday and in a flat with no Internet and no telephone. Yet I still get that urge that keeps drawing me back to the Internet café. My one-hour a day fix to feed my blogging habit. And the Iraqi bloggers are keeping me hooked. Hacked After an anonymous...

Russia: Paratroopers’ Day Photos

  11 August 2006

LJ user sholademi posts pictures from this year's celebration of the Paratroopers’ Day in Moscow on June 2. He also reviews (RUS) what Russian bloggers have been saying about the day on which lots of people prefer to leave the city to avoid the paratroopers’ rough behavior.

Russia: Portraits of Putin

  11 August 2006

Samson Sholademi – LJ user sholademi, journalist of a Russian tabloid Express Gazeta – displays a unique drawing collection on his blog: portraits of Russia's president Vladimir Putin, made by children (mainly). There is Putin “relaxing at home, reading a book to his doggie Kony” (by Vika Lvova, 9), and...

Barbados: Airport chaos

  11 August 2006

Barbados Free Press posts a brief report on the “airport chaos” in Barbados after yesterday's foiled bomb plot in the UK.

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