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14 August 2006

Stories from 14 August 2006

Uzbekistan: Site Closures

Registan.net reports on the closure of music and video download sites in Uzbekistan and a human rights activism website that focused on Uzbekistan but was hosted in Russia.

Armenia: Walking Alongside Men

Marcella again contributes a post about women's issues in Armenia at di cavoli e di re, saying that women need to find a way to be more independent of men.

Uzbekistan: Shouting & Swearing

Shohruh of neweurasia translates an Uzbek language article on shouting and swearing as a tool of governance and briefly comments on the passivity with which it is accepted.

Mongolia: Banks

Alexa reports that Mongolia has plenty of banks, but few that are easy to do business with.

Armenia: Leaving Lachin

Onnik Krikorian reports on the depopulation of the Lachin corridor, an area of land linking Armenia to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory. Residents attracted there with promises of land and work...

Egypt: Hezbollah Won!

Find out why Zeinobia consider Hezbollah won the battle!

Israel: Assessment at 08:00

Will the ceasefire hold? Maybe, maybe not, but the more meaningful question is whether the other clauses in the latest UN Security Council Resolution 1701 will be implemented, David Lisbona...

Israel: Embarrassed!

Batya is embarrassed. “It's bad enough that I know that the government is setting us up for disaster, but now I'm getting emails from people who are reporting that American...

Israel: War Over – Lies Exposed

War is over. Olmert made his victory speech. Time to check what Olmert promissed few days into the war. Check it out from Sharvul!

Lebanon: Going home

Zeina went to the school and looked for Zainab but she and her family had left early this morning back to Tyre. They have lost their house in Maroun Ras...

Lebanon: On Winning

Hizballah did NOT win this round, and neither did Israel. Gloating would be foolish at this time. This last war was not a zero sum game. Actually it was a...

Lebanon: A comparison

It took thirty days before Israel admitted its military failure. It took less than 2 hours -after the cease fire- for the lebanese people to return to what remained of...

Russia: “The Presidential Panic”

Ruminations on Russia writes about post-Putin “transition risk” and explains what's in store for those willing to make business in Russia.

Russia: Y2K Panic

Copydude writes about the groundless Y2K panic in the West: “It was one of many such reports which prompted Washington to evacuate all inessential staff from its embassies in Moldova,...

Czech Republic: Fidel Castro's Diploma

Lemuel of Deleted by Tomorrow writes about Fidel Castro's honorary doctorate from a Czech university.

Romania: Placebo's Concert

Owlspotting reports on an uninspired concert of Placebo in Romania.

Trinidad & Tobago: Stilt walkers get website

Photographer Stefan Falke announces that the Dragon Keylemanjahro School of Arts and Culture, a stilt walking school in Trinidad, now has a website.

Caribbean: Brooklyn Labor Day Carnival

Carib World Radio releases a podcast of a panel discussion on the Labor Day Carnival in Brooklyn, New York, and its benefits to the Caribbean community.

Belize: Hopkins Village

Lee considers the future of a Garifuna village in Belize, which “is disappearing little bit by little bit. Not to beach erosion but to an influx of million dollar concrete...

Poland: Lech Walesa vs Gunter Grass

The beatroot writes that Lech Walesa now “feels uncomfortable” in the company of Gunter Grass, following the recent revelation about the writer's past.

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