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29 January 2007

Stories from 29 January 2007

China: more criticism on The City of Golden Armor

  29 January 2007

Sohoxiaobao has collected more criticism on the movie The city of Golden Armor. This time the criticism came directly from local film makers, some accused that the film was spreading “spiritual pollution” (zh). However, the movie has already made 23.72 million yuan (around US3 millions) in the ticket offices all...

China: myspace.cn

  29 January 2007

myspace.cn is now under construction, it belongs to a company called Mai Sibei (Putonghua pronunciation of Myspace). More information from DANWEI.

Guinea: Victory over Dictatorship?

  29 January 2007

Seckasysteme comments on the end of a national strike in Guinea last week that resulted in the signing of an encouraging agreement with the Lansana Conte regime (Fr): “The 17 days of violence with their arrests, killings, persecutions and sacrifices of all sorts were worth it for the valliant people...

Arabisc: Egyptian Bloggers Tie the Knot

  29 January 2007

Like in Egyptian movies, there is a thin line between imagination and reality in Egypt, where two politically active bloggers get close to each other at an anti-government rally, then fall in love and finally get married. Blogger Albara Ashraf reports this happy story, without failing to conjure some of...

Africa: French Double-Standard Vis-a-Vis China

  29 January 2007

Says Generation Consciente (Fr): “I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry about the French giving ethics lectures to the Chinese presence in Africa, urging them to encourage democracy and peace, as France itself hasn't ceased doing so for a half century through coups, killings of nationalist leaders and...

Palestine: Civil War in the Horizon?

  29 January 2007

Tony, from Palestinian Pundit, posts a poll conducted by Al Jazeera, on whether there will be a civil war in Palestine or not. “With more than 1,500 responding so far, here is the breakdown: Yes……..33% No………67%” he wrote.

Oman: Celebrating Football Victory!

  29 January 2007

Omani blogger Lym celebrated Oman's victory in this year's Khaleeji (Gulf) Football Championship in style. She joined street celebrations and had “so much fun watching happy people celebrate, dancing on the streets, and waving the Omani flag.” “The only thing I don't condone is when I see guys sitting on...

French Caribbean DOMs: Welcoming Vaval, King of Carnival

  29 January 2007

Mas a kle, a Guadeloupe mas bandUploaded by Akynou No sooner were the 2006 holidays over that Martiniquans, Guadeloupeans and Guianese were kicking off the prelude to “Vaval”, their affectionate nickname for carnival which will take place in February, in a three-day celebration peaking on “Mardi Gras”, the “fat tuesday”...

Guadeloupe: Invited to Brooklyn's Labor Day Parade 2007

  29 January 2007

Atout-Guadeloupe explains that Guadeloupe has been invited to Brooklyn's West Indian Day parade in 2007 and notes (Fr): “It is an important event for Guadeloupean culture to be parading in Brooklyn, NY in 2007! Since October 2006, 5 carnival bands have converged into a single association , “K'Ribeens” to prepare...

Lebanon: What Does Nasrullah Want?

  29 January 2007

Lebanese blogger Anton Efendi objects to Hassan Nasrullah‘s Ashura speech, saying that the Hizbulla leader “is intent on taking the country to war.” “What was his message to the Shiite community and the Lebanese? It was one of war, death, and suicide. This was best crystallized in a truly disturbing...

Israel: More Jews Migrating to Canada

  29 January 2007

Writing in Jewish Sans Frontieres, Mark Elf, reports that Canada is granting residency to growing numbers of Israeli asylum seekers, including ethnic Russians, ultra-orthodox Jews and political dissidents who say they are victims of political or religious persecution in Israel. He also wonders why why the presence of more Jews...

Israel: Suicide Bombing in Eilat

  29 January 2007

Israeli blogger Judy, at Adloyada, is is confused with today's responses by Palestinian groups to the latest suicide bombing in Eilat, which has so far claimed three dead. Getting mixed reactions, she wants to know who should be the real spokesman for the Palestinians.

Ukraine, Romania: Serpent Island Dispute

  29 January 2007

Ukraine List writes about a Ukrainian-Romanian dispute over Serpent Island: “The island itself is just a small chunk of limestone (.17 km sq.) with a layer of topsoil. […] The geo-political history of the island is a bit complex […].”

Ukraine: Negative PACE Report

  29 January 2007

Foreign Notes quotes from a PACE report on Ukraine: “The political reality in today's Ukraine shows that, apart from the conduct of free and transparent elections in March 2006, the promises of the Maidan to introduce clean, honest and competent governance and promote the rule of law and transparency at...

Kuwait: What is a Muhajababe?

  29 January 2007

K the Kuwaiti has just come across an interesting book, which he has ordered online, provided, of course, it gets past the Kuwaiti customs! The book is entitled Muhajababes: Meet the Middle East's next generation. As an explanation, K tells is that: “muhajabah noun (Arabic) a woman who veils muhajababe...

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