Stories from 8 March 2007
Lebanon: Special Iranian/Syrian Car
Lebanese blogger Mustapha posts of a picture driven by Syrian president Bashar Al Assad. The new car was designed in Iran and built in Syria.
Afghanistan: The Suffering of Women
Afghan Lord marks International Women's Day by describing the suffering of Afghanistan's women.
Russia: Travel Photos
Wu Wei has posted some of the photos from her old trips to Russia at Flickr, here.
Serbia, Croatia: Another Lawsuit?
Neretva River writes about Serbia's plans to sue Croatia over the wartime ethnic cleansing of Croatian Serbs – here and here.
The Balkans: The EU is Getting Closer
Serbia and Croatia are likely to join the EU real soon, Neretva River reports.
Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Bloggers
Blogger Abu Aardvark (aka Marc Lynch) writes an in-depth article on the Muslim Brotherhood bloggers here. “Over the last few months, young Muslim Brotherhood members have begun blogging in force. This sudden, dramatic development may come as a surprise to western observers, who generally assume that blogging empowers liberal, pro-western...
A “no comment” post at East Ethnia: “Man drives stake in grave of Slobodan Milošević.” The post is filed under the “vampires” category.
The Balkans: More on ICJ Verdict
Eric Gordy of East Ethnia explains the ICJ verdict (“171 pages of pure lawyerese”) in a Q&A format.
Russia: Winter/The Thaw
Darkness at Noon ruminates on the winter and its demise, and a little bit on the Russian politics, too: “Eventually the temperatures rise, the thaw begins, and Muscovites no longer have to worry about the knock in the middle of the street. But as with any regime chage, there is...
Palestine: Open Letter to the World
Palestinian blogger Eman posts an open letter to the world leaders here and urges all Arab bloggers to spread the word. “(W)e demand every person in position of responsibility, every international organization, every satellite channel, every media professional, all those to whom this letter is addressed and all those who...
Estonia: Election, etc.
The Economist's Edward Lucas sees the recent election in Estonia as “both important and worrying.” There are 36 comments to the entry so far, many of them about the fate of the Bronze Soldier monument, and some in Estonian.
Ukraine: Yanukovych's Prospects
The Party of the Regions’ stronghold, Eastern Ukraine, isn't experiencing its best times – which could possibly mean that the prime minister would have to fight hard to stay where he is: Foreign Notes translates a relevant newspaper article.
Russia: Interview With Copydude
Siberian Light interviews Copydude: “Russia is as democratic, or undemocratic, as anywhere else.”
Russia: February Revolution's 90th Anniversary
“On March 8, 1917 scores of women protested WWI, bread prices, and poverty in Petrograd’s industrial Vyborg district,” writes Sean's Russia Blog about the beginning of the February Revolution whose 90th anniversary is marked this year.
Russia: Sergiev Posad Photos
Anton Verstakov's photos from Sergiev Posad at Russia Blog.
The Middle East and North Africa on Women's International Day
While half the world is today celebrating the International Women's Day, the other half seems to be blogging about it I suppose. Here's a run down of some of the reactions and acknowledgement the day received in the Middle East and North Africa. Our first stop is in Israel, where...
Iran:Most jailed women activists were released
According to Omid Memarian,all jailed women activists are released except three of them.The blogger adds “one of the women released in the second group told Rooz,an online magazine,: “The interrogators were not impolite; however, conditions inside the prison were not good at all. If we needed something, we had to...
South Asia: International Women's Day
Today is International Women's Day, and I've been poking my nose a bit to take a look at what the blogs have to say. A post on adhunika blog poses a question asking what the readers would want changed. While this other post doesn't mention Women's Day, adhunika blog talks...
Ecuador: Delfin's Humble Beginnings
Christian Espinosa follows the ongoing success of YouTube “techno-folklorist” Delfin. A new YouTube interview reveals that the web2.0 phenomenon grew up in a straw house in the small village of Guano in Chimborazo province.
Chile: The Real Voice Behind Ricardo Lagos’ Blog
Omar Perez Santiago admits on his personal blog [ES] that he in fact was the creator of Diario del Presidente. Blog de un Animal Político [ES], the wildly popular blog that claimed to be written by former president, Ricardo Lagos. “The diffusion of the blog was easy. I announced it...
Panama: Red Hibiscus Tea Pops with Yogurt
Seeking a respite from the rising north-of-the-equator temperatures? Head over to the Cooking Diva Blog and learn how to make popscicles from red hibiscus and yogurt.