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1 February 2007

Stories from 1 February 2007

Malaysia: Nation Building or Breaking

Susan Loone is concerned about politicians trying to fragment her country and launches a new blog to discuss the issue. “This page will document all the events which continue to...

Indonesia: Jihad is a Sin

Indonesia Matters highlights quotes by a cleric from Central Sulavesi who feels that Jihad as mentioned in Quranic context is no longer relevent today.

Argentina: Mostruo! Allows Album to be Downloaded

If you're patient and a fan of Latin American indie rock, then I highly recommend downloading the new album from Mostruo!, titled “Grosso.” Available for download here and if the...

Peru: Seeking Wi-Fi

Pointing to other cities planning municipal wireless internet access like San Francisco, Singapore, and Buenos Aires, Tinta Fantasma asks why there is no similar initiative in Peru [ES]. Meanwhile, Waldo...

Arabisc: Action from Dubai and Kuwait's Shopping Malls

The whole world is a stage and it is more so at Dubai‘s City Centre, which is considered one of the largest malls in the Gulf. Bahraini blogger Mohammed Al...

Ukraine: Political News

Foreign Notes writes on the future of Kharkiv following Yevhen Kushnatyov's death; the investigation of Yushchenko's poisoning; and Yanukovych's reaction to the unfavorable PACE report on Ukraine.

Belarus: Film on March 2006 Protests

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about a new film about the post-election protests in Minsk in March 2006.

“Belarus” and “Minsk” – the Bands

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about two Western bands named after… well, after Belarus and its capital, Minsk.

Poland: Ex-PM's Blog

Traveling Life writes about the blog of Poland's former prime minister.

Russia: Conversation With Litvinenko's Widow, Part 11

David McDuff posts installment #11 of Marina Litvinenko's interview, translated from the Russian.

Russia: On Ramzan Kadyrov, Again

At his 3.5-hour annual press conference today, Russian president Vladimir Putin has offered praise for Chechnya's prime minister Ramzan Kadyrov, in response to a young Chechen journalist who pointed out...

Palestine: Blogger Gets Rapped by US State Department

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah engages in a tongue in cheek tirade with the US State Department, after accusing the US of commiting acts of terrorism in Iraq.

Jordan: Petra Among Seven New Wonders of the World

Jordanian blogger Batir Wardam says Petra is still in the race to be included among the seven new wonders of the world.

Jordan: Car Exemption Rumours

Jordanian blogger Khalaf is wondering what it takes to get old cars off the roads. This follows newspaper reports on how people with old dilapidated vehicles are holding on to...

Syria: The Politicisation of Global Warming

Syrian blogger Omar gives us an interesting synopsis of a paper on global warming, which stresses that “the (US) government intervenes with genuine scientific studies, in an attempt to delude...

Iran: Danes Against Bush

Ad Blog Arabia points to an advertisement which appeared in an Iranian paper, which says that Iran has the right to procure nuclear energy while the US has no right...

Kabobfest: World Bank with Holes in his Socks

“Who ever thought that the socks safely tucked away in the boots of oppression would be so holey?” asks Will at Kabobfest. “Do you think leading neo-condrathal Paul Wolfowitz was...

Libya: Muslims in the UK Make Headlines..Again

Anglolibyan says Muslims in the UK are making the headlines again. “Again British Muslims make headline news locally and internationally, yesterday the police arrested 9 young British Muslims in Birmingham,...

India: Abused and Abuser

The wannabe Indian punkster has strong words for people who blamed the abused. “Because I don’t know if your thoughts stem from incomprehension or resolute denial, but it’s about time...

Pakistan: Bridges in the country

A delightful post at Light Within on bridges in Pakistan. “Pakistan in the last six decades has not built a bridge of any aesthetic or architectural value. Most of the...

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