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4 April 2007

Stories from 4 April 2007

Tunisia: IMF Evaluation of Banking Sector

Zizou from Djerba points to [Fr] an IMF report evaluating the Tunisian banking sector and adds: “To my knowledge, no Tunisian press organ has mentionned it.” The blogger echoes the...

Cambodia: Election Losers Joining Forces

Details are Sketchy comments on the news that two of the worst performers in the recent commune elections in Cambodia, ,Prince Norodom Ranariddh and opposition leader Sam Rainsy are joining...

Cambodia: Origins of a Cambodian Dish

Phnomenon is trying to trace the origins of a Cambodian dish called amok trei . At the risk of being “pistol-whipped by a motivated official from the Ministry of Tourism...

Bolivia: Joan Baez and Mimi Farina

Professor Zero, in her search for Peruvian cuecas, discovers a YouTube video of Joan Baez and sister Mimi Farina singing a Bolivian hymn written by Apolinar Camacho at a performance...

Chile: Two Gunshots Downstairs

“My lifelong quest for cheap rent has taught me a thing or two about gunshots,” foreshadows Chileno. [Warning, somewhat graphic images.]

Armenia: More Drams

The Armenian Economist reports that more cash is moving around in the Armenian economy.

Armenia: Run for President

Think you know how to run Armenia? Then this is the place to participate in a virtual race for the presidency.

Tajikistan: Bringing Treasure Home

At neweurasia, Vadim reports that Tajikistan's government is trying to convince the London Museum to return the Oxus Treasure, an important collection of Achaemenid Persian metalwork.

Lessons from the Free Kareem campaign

Even though the “Free Kareem” campaign has not yet achieved its primary goal of getting the 22-old blogger Kareem Nabel Sulaiman released from the prison where he is sentenced to...

Iran:Shirin Ebadi asks for a referandum on nulcear question

Cyrus Online[Fa] reports Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist, asks government to organise a referendum on nuclear question. She says if the majority of Iranians reject...

Yemen: Widening Secratrian Rift

Blogger Jane Novak links to an article which sheds light on a widening rift in the relations between various sectarian and religious groups in Yemen.

Iraq: On Life in a War Zone

Iraqi blogger Mama shares with us the horrors of living in war-torn Iraq here. “To see smashed car, due to explosion ,bomb or other accident, became familiar to anyone go...

Iraq: Iran Attack Rumours

Blogger and journalist Christopher Allbritton, who covers Iraq, disputes newspaper reports that the US will attack Iran on Friday. “Don’t believe it. I’m due to be on board the USS...

Egypt: Hypocritical Historians

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia accuses historians from time immemorial of being hypocrites. “Really we are since the beginning of history big fat hypocrites who only mention their rulers success but not...

Sri Lanka: Human Rights

groundviews on the regime's defenses about human rights violation wearing thin. “There is no escaping the conclusion that the regime is bent on a military solution to the conflict and...

Egypt: Bloggers Detained .. Again .. and Released

In what has now become the norm, two prominent Egyptian bloggers, along with a human rights lawyer, were detained in custody today and later released. Another blogger has also been...

India: Veiled Racism

My Useless Banter on veiled racism. “It makes me so angry when people say racist things to you pretending as if they're not racist at all, and that infact because...

Pakistan: Lawyers Rally

Metroblogging Islamabad on a rally to protest President Musharraf's removal of Pakistan's Chief Justice. “The rally in Islamabad on Tuesday was the biggest street protest yet in the capital in...

Whiskey We've Got, But Where's the Meat?

Carnicería by Luis Carlos Diaz Venezuela is one of the principal oil-exporting countries of the world. However, petroleum is not edible and, lamentably, Venezuela's national food industry is not able...

Nepal: Protest Rally

Photographs from a rally protesting the Gaur massacre at United We Blog! “The focus of the event might have been about the violence in Gaur, but the mood was definitely...

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