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24 January 2007

Stories from 24 January 2007

Lebanon: General Strike

A general strike that was called for by the opposition brought Lebanon to a standstill today. Bloggers posted photos, video clips, analysis and updates on the strike and the activities...

Iraq: Olive Branch's First Anniversary

The Olive Branch Network celebrates its first anniversary tomorrow (Thursday, January 25), says Iraqi blogger Khalid Jarrar. The network is all “about bridging the gap between cultures and making the...

Egypt: Protest Against Atrocities Committed by Police

Egyptain blogger Asad informs us of a protest being organised to rally support against atrocitites being committed by Egyptian police at present (Ar). The protest is being held tomorrow (Thursday...

Egypt: Spotlight on Beirut

Egyptian blogger Zenobia gives us her two cents on her assessment of the situation in Lebanon. “I don't know why they insist of labeling the opposition with Hezbollah as if...

Nepal: Strikes and Traffic

Traffic comes to a sluggish halt because of a strike called in Nepal. United We Blog! on the situation and with a video. “The National Federation of Nepal Transport Entrepreneurs...

Sri Lanka: Peacemaking and Religion

Infoshare Research Unit points to a research titled “Religious Contributions to Peace Building”. “The report expresses both the difficulties and the successes of religious peacemaking, and show that properly conducted...

Sri Lanka: Art and the Tamil Tiger

Biting sarcasm at ravana, as contribution of Tamil Tigers to art is discussed. “The head of HR confirmed that for functional artisans and pure artists alike, immediate post mortem appreciation...

Nepal: Tiananmen Square Being Staged in Lahan has concerns about violence against citizens. “In Lahan, more than hundred innocent peaceful Madheshi protestors have been seriously injured from the brutal attack by government's armed forces to suppress...

Tajikistan: Glimpse of a Wedding

Gulru offers a glimpse of a Tajik wedding at neweurasia.

Afghanistan: Unconventional

Joshua Foust says that NATO has realized a bit too late that Afghanistan is an unconventional conflict.

Armenia: Hrant Dink Roundup

Onnik Krikorian rounds up both the Armenian blogosphere and the Turkish blogosphere on Hrant Dink's murder.

Afghanistan: State of the Union

Safrang says that Afghanistan was not mentioned enough in President Bush's State of the Union Speech.

Armenia: Dink & the Blockade

David of The Armenian Economist writes that though in the wake of the Hrant Dink's murder the Turkish press is making some encouraging statements regarding relations with Armenians, what would...

Estonia: Tartu Real Estate

Itching for Eestimaa is looking for an apartment “in the city of Tartu, you know that unappealing hellhole in southeast Estonia where there are no good indie rock bands and...

Russia, Estonia: Advice to Teens

Itching for Eestimaa has some advice for the Russian youth: “I guess every country needs its enemies. But the idea of tiny Estonia being enemy enough to evoke ire among...

Belarus: Mentioned in the State of the Union Address

According to TOL's Belarus Blog, Belarus gets a useless mention in this year's State of the Union address: “It turns out that when things go sour in Iraq, promoting democracy...

Russia: Krasnaya Polyana Ski Resort

Sochi Travel blog writes on the quite dysfunctional Krasnaya Polyana skiing resort.

Russia: TP Ads

Russian Marketing Blog links to an eye-catching toilet paper ad campaign: “Toilet paper production is not only trade but also art.”

Russia: Conversation With Litvinenko's Widow, Part 4

David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates the fourth installment of a Russian-language interview with Aleksandr Litvinenko's widow Marina.

Ukraine: Solotvyno Salt Mine

Ukraine List writes about the Solotvyno Salt Mine, located near the Romanian border, home to the deepest speleotherapy facility in the world: “Speleotherapy in Solotvyno essentially uses the micro-climates in...

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