18 January 2007

Stories from 18 January 2007

The Balkans: Karadzic's Whereabouts

  18 January 2007

Finding Karadzic comments on the thoughts of US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes about the Balkan tribunals: “Williamson's most astonishing comment, buried in the west but on front pages in Belgrade and Podgorica, was that Karadzic was probably in Serbia.”

Cuba: Show yourself, Fidel

  18 January 2007

Ziva demands that ailing Cuban president Fidel Castro stand up and be accounted for: “Where the hell is fidel? He's healing? Show us a photo, send us a current tape that proves he's alive, not something that looks photo-shopped. Adidas? Where the hell is his uniform? If you want people...

Bermuda: Racism plus a spineless opposition?

  18 January 2007

A senior member of Bermuda's opposition party resigns, citing racism in the party ranks. But the Limey finds the senior member's claims self-contradictory and thinks the party could have responded more promptly and decisively to the situation.

Kyrgyzstan: Policy Try to Win Hearts

  18 January 2007

Tolkun Umaraliev writes that police in Bishkek have resolved to inject kindness and compassion into their dealings with the public. He says that given the lack of public trust of the police, realizing this resolution will take much longer than a year.

Lebanon: A Bouquet of Topics

  18 January 2007

A variety of subjects were brought up in the Lebanese blogosphere this week. Following are some of the topics with links to selected posts about each. Hope you enjoy reading them. On the Environment: The oil spill that covered the Mediterranean coast last July as a result of Israeli bombardment...

Guyana: Press freedom

  18 January 2007

In light of the recent withdrawal of state-sponsored advertising from the Guyana news daily The Stabroek News (an act condemned by Reporters Sans Frontières), Guyana360 writes a series of posts (one, two, three, four) on press freedom in Guyana.

Guyana: The Brown Book

  18 January 2007

GuyanaGyal recounts her struggles with a ledger known in her household as “The Brown Book”: “When I read about accountants cooking books I does imagine that they get so vex with they Brown Book they does reach boiling point and when they touch the book, it boil too, and that...

Haiti: President of the Caribbean

  18 January 2007

Inspired by Barack Obama's recent announcement that he was exploring the idea of running for the US presidency, and Wyclef Jean's appointment as roving ambassador for Haiti, The Nightshift Chronicler announces his intention to run for President of the Caribbean. . . .

Jamaica, Colombia: Identity etc

  18 January 2007

In response to some questions posed to him in December, Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp writes an open letter recounting a visit to a Colombian restaurant in Florida with his (part-Colombian) family: “Of course, I’ve chosen to blog about it and this is one way about talking about your questions, which...

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe in South Africa

  18 January 2007

Zimscoop writes about the increasing number of Zimbabweans fleeing the country, “Walking along Abel Street in Johannesburg's sprawling suburb of Berea, one might think he or she is in the Joburg Lines in Harare's Mbare high density suburb. But alas, this is South Africa where you here Zimbabwean music from...

Malaysia: Bloggers Sued

  18 January 2007

Malaysian blogosphere is protesting the defamation proceding launched by the New Straits Times Press (NSTP) against two bloggers – Jeff Ooi who writes Screenshots and Ahirudin Atan who writes at Rocky’s Bru. Earlier today there was a post at Rocky's Bru informing his readers of the case. I have been...

Iran:Tomato becomes a Luxury Product

  18 January 2007

Sanjaghak talks about inflation and high prices in Iran. The blogger writes the price of tomato has become so expensive that a deputy in Iranian Parliament said tomato is a luxury product, all people are not supposed to eat it [Fa].

Japan: karakuri dolls

  18 January 2007

Karakuri dolls are ancient little robots from Edo made out of wood and porcelain with no metal screws or anything. Paul Nicholls from Japundit introduces a website that sells the doll.