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8 February 2007

Stories from 8 February 2007

Music Video On South East Asian Haze

Malaysian blogger Kean-Jim Lim introduced this music video made by some Malaysians protesting the haze brought about by slash and burn agriculture in nearby Indonesian island of Sumatra. This MV...

Singapore: Why the next Web Killer App won't be developed in Singapore.

Kevin has a post that argues why the next web killer app won't be developed in Singapore.

Caribbean: Marlon Samuels and the bookie

B.art and life, Barbados Free Press and the West Indies Cricket blog weigh in on West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels’ conversation with an Indian bookie.

Guyana: Marry for conversation

An encounter with a family friend reminds Guyana-Gyal about the adage about “marrying for conversation.”

Jamaica: Support for the Maroons

The Voice of the Taino People blog solicits support for the Jamaica Maroons.

Egypt: No Sympathy for Anna Nichole Smith

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia shows no sympathy to the news of Anna Nicole Smith's death.

Egypt: Blogger Slams Fox News

Egyptian blogger Tareq wrote to Fox News, complaining about what he claimed to be their impartiality.

Iraq: Sandwiched Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

“We are sandwiched between Saudis lamenting sectarianism and the Shia threat, and Iranians raging war against America and Israel. Instead of finding a united cause to bring us together we...

Iraq: Saddam ‘Not Executed’

Iraq Pundit reports on a new book which claims that ex-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's double was hanged.

Iraq: Another Quiet Day

Omar, at Iraq the Model, is in shock that it is quiet in Baghdad. He feels that there is something out of place but can't pin it down.

Iraq: Free to Pay Restaurant!

Iraqi blogger Attawie attended a double-birthday celebration, in a Free to Pay restaurant. Her experience is described here.

Iraq: Important Question

Iraqi blogger Truth Teller says a reader asked him why the US was being blamed for all the ills in Iraq. His answer is here.

Iraq: No One Wants the Truth

Iraqi blogger Rejected doubts the credibility of newspapers in the UAE. Read this to know why.

Russia: Nationalism

Fascists, nationalists, patriots, extremists: in Russia today, these labels seem to be used somewhat indiscriminately. Chess champion and opposition politician Garry Kasparov calls Vladimir Putin's regime fascist – and the...

Haiti: What democracy?

Ailleurs Vu D'ici reflects on democracy in Haiti (Fr): “Today, the institutional crisis in its different expressions reminds us that the rule of law is not just about more or...

Bahrain: Blogger Released on Bail!

Illustrious Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif described a certain minister as ‘stupid.’ The minister lodged a case against the blogger, who was summoned by the CID yesterday. Today, he went...

Iran:You see what you want to see

Iranian Truth shares his opinion about “The Bush Policy on Iran”. The blogger says Those who travel to Iran often see what the want to see and reject the multitude...

Iran:A Christian Video and Song

You can see and listen to a Christian song in FarsiPraise blog.

Lebanon: Where's the Border?

Lebanese blogger Abu Kais is wondering what has happened to the Lebanese-Israeli border, following clashes between the Lebanese army and the IDF.

Jordan: Are Women Worse Drivers?

The Black Iris is wondering whether Jordanian women are worse drivers. To take part in the debate, click here.

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