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25 August 2006

Stories from 25 August 2006

Singapore: Rod Steiger of South East Asia

  25 August 2006

Enterprise Resilience Management Blog compares Singapore to Hollywood actor Rod Steiger. Steiger took on a wide variety of roles across genres making him the most connected actor. “Connectivity is also a good thing when talking about the global economy. The Rod Steiger of Southeast Asia is Singapore. That nation has...

Thailand: North Korean Refugees

  25 August 2006

Bangkok Pundit replies to a comment that was posted on a forum and was critical of Thailand's role in handling refugees from North Korea. Earlier this week, Thai police raided and detained 175 North Koreans who were hiding in a church home in Bangkok.

Armenia: Detained by the KGB

  25 August 2006

Onnik Krikorian just returned from Lachin, the strategic town linking Karabakh with Armenia proper. His trip was cut short because he was detained by the KGB, which informed him his movements were restricted. The trip was not a loss though, as he is able to report on mine-clearing efforts in...

Nigeria: Reviewing Obasanjo

  25 August 2006

Since he became the President of Nigeria in 1999, Obasanjo’s economic policies have not made any significant impact on the country’s economy, writes Grandiose Parlor.

South Asia: Travelling while Asian

  25 August 2006

Pickled Politics on TWA (or Travelling While Asian) as an India bound flight was diverted to Amsterdam because of what appears to be racial profiling or paranoia.

India: Mudflap Art

  25 August 2006

Autorickshaws in the sub-continent not only carry passengers, but social messages and mudflap art. A fascinating flickr set of mudflap art.

Nepal: Army and the Maoists

  25 August 2006

As the political scenario in Nepal changes, what role does the Army play in the integration of Maoist rebels. United We Blog! on the Army and the Maoists.

Mongolia: Eagle TV & the Dalai Lama

  25 August 2006

Tom Terry, who runs Eagle TV, a television station in Mongolia owned by a Christian organization, writes about why he felt the station's news division had an obligation to cover the visit of the Dalai Lama to Mongolia from both philosophical and religious perspectives.

Pakistan: Pishin and the fruits

  25 August 2006

Shirazi on wonderful Pishin and fruits. “Until the middle of the 18 th century, when Quetta finally passed into the hands of Brahvi rulers, the history of Pishin is identical with the province of Kandahar. The earliest mention of Pishin is found in the ancient writing in which “Pishinorha” is...

South Africa: Tutu endures

  25 August 2006

Even after the end of Apartheid in South Africa, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu continues to be a champion of human dignity and justice, writes Yebo Gogo.

Tanzania: Darwin's Nightmare

  25 August 2006

Bongoland Reflections offers his views on Darwin’s Nightmare, a documentary that has stirred controversy and angered the government of Tanzania for drawing a connection between fish trade and illegal arms trade in Lake Victoria: “The documentary is an insightful look at how globalization has failed to benefit the poor. It...

Sri Lanka: ICT For Peacebuilding and Switzerland

  25 August 2006

ICT for Peacebuilding has details of a conversation with Ambassador Daniel Stauffacher on exploring possibilities for collaboration and exploration in the theory and practice of ICT4Peace between the author's work in Sri Lanka and that of the ICT4Peace Foundation in Switzerland.

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