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10 February 2007

Stories from 10 February 2007

Russia: Racist Attack on Journalist/Blogger

  10 February 2007

Channel One footage of the Feb. 10 news piece (RUS) on the subway attack on Aidar Buribayev, a reporter for Newsweek's Russian-language edition. Four young men attacked Aidar Buribayev – LJ user aidar_b2, a 28-year-old reporter for Newsweek's Russian-language edition – on a Moscow subway train just after midnight Saturday....

A Week Goes by in Kuwait

  10 February 2007

Kuwait enjoyed nice weather this week. A lot of people grasped the opportunity and went out camping in the desert. Engineeroo was no different. He joined the scores of people who erected tents and took with them their food and drinks to enjoy the beginning of spring. Not only this...

Iran:Tell me Why?

  10 February 2007

View from Iran writes I watched Khameini speak at the induction of new police officers (on television, not live). Thousands of blue-hatted men lifted their fists in the air and shouted “Down with America” like a bunch of automatons. Why do regimes always choose to portray themselves in the most...

Iran:Why Ahmadinejad does not worry about war?

  10 February 2007

Digital Kelachinkov says it seems Ahmadinejad is the only one,except a few of his friends,who does not worry about a USA military intervention in Iran.The blogger says besides Ahmadinejad‘s belief in divine interventions, maybe he simply thinks that nothing will be happened and USA and Iran will make a compromise...

Ugandan Blogosphere: Juba Peace Talks and Best of Blogs

  10 February 2007

If the activity in January and early February is a sign of things to come, 2007 promises to be a banner year for relevancy, engagement and quality of content in the Ugandan blogosphere. The Juba Peace Talks between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the Government of Uganda, whose wheels...

Trinidad & Tobago: New music download site

  10 February 2007

“You like the hot new soca music you hear on the radio but where can you purchase it before Carnival?” asks the Caribbean Beat blog. The answer is “downtown” — or used to be, before the soca music download site Trinihits.com came on the scene.

Nepal: The failure to govern

  10 February 2007

Blogdai makes a rather bleak statement about Nepal's problems. “Nepal is a nation unique; where democracy gives birth to unelected oligarchy and peace agreements lead to continued violence. Nepal is a country where terrorists are hailed as hero’s and thieves are appointed to govern.”

Sri Lanka: World Wild Criticism

  10 February 2007

The Evil Lankan does a tongue-in-cheek post about internet critics who obsess over grammar, spelling and punctuation. “All this harassment from us other perfect blogger brother and sister friends (Perfectly anonymous as well) reminded me of several incidents last year.”

Nepal: An update on politics

  10 February 2007

United We Blog! has an update on the politics and turmoil in Nepal. Covering Maoists, the Terai region and the Army. “Suddenly, it appears, things are now returning to normalcy in Nepal. But everything is not rosy.”

Pakistan: Ulema and Family Planning

  10 February 2007

Metroblogging Islamabad on a seminar on Ulema's views on family planning. “The research showed that many Ulema did not support family planning as it meant to them limiting the number of children one can have, which is not permissible in Islam. However, majority of them believed that Islam permits birth...

Bangladesh: Elephant in the room

  10 February 2007

Unheard Voices on catching those who are involved in corruption, including the ones at the very top. “It is immensely heartening to see the Caretaker Government moving aggressively in arresting the numerous corrupt and criminal politicians who have freely raped, pillaged and terrorized the young nation of Bangladesh. But what...

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