Stories from 9 April 2007
Moments in Words from Hadhramout writes about the situation of Somali refugees in Yemen.
Jerusalem Wanderings posts about her last day of Passover: “I decided to join my messianic Jewish friends in a much more subdued Easter Sunday service at the Garden Tomb – where Protestants believe Jesus was buried. They said it was an evangelical service in Arabic, which I thought was gonna...
Egyptian blogger Back to Life, Free dedicates her post to fostering blogging friendships.
Amerikan Turk notes the cancelled Turkish-Armenian Concert because of threats to the musicians by the local Armenian community.
The Moor Next Door talks about the Arab states and future alliances with Israel and against Iran: “A long road must be traveled until the major Arab states can win Israel's confidence. When I argued earlier that an alliance of Arab states be formed against Iran, I said that Israel...
What happens when an Iraqi and an Iranian meet on foreign soil? Madly in Love With Iraq tells us.
At neweurasia, Marianna argues that NGOs need to develop a culture of giving across Central Asia and the Caucasus to encourage local corporate support of the work that NGOs do.
Teo Kaye reports that protests against President Kurmanbek Bakiev have begun in cities across northern Kyrgyzstan, but that turnout is not as high as press accounts claim it to be.
Leila reports on the starts of jury trials in Kazakhstan.
Bonnie Boyd begins a series of posts on the Aral Sea by discussing how we calculate the cost of the sea's loss.
Vadim draws parallels between Tajik politics in the 1990s and the current political situation in Kyrgyzstan, saying that Kyrgyzstan must do what it can to avoid making the mistakes Tajikistan did.
Editor's Note: Juliana Rincón Parra has already shown us the extensive opposition to Costa Rica's ratification of the Central American Free Trade Agreement. However, San Jose-based Roy Rojas was adamant that we also show the support for CAFTA in Costa Rica and its blogosphere. The following post has been translated...
Cuttino Alexander writes about meeting with a US Congressional delegation visiting Georgia.
Afghanistanica discusses how soldiers on both sides of the current and earlier Soviet-mujahideen fighting are depicted in video commemorations.
As her husband waits for Bulgarian visa, Petya makes a public vow: “I swear, when Kyle and I outmaneuver the Bulgarian bureaucracy and convince everyone that it is perfectly ok to let a husband live in the same country as his wife, I will write the most comprehensive guide on...
Public Policy Watch writes about American music in Moldova: “Beside providing funding for this event, the US Government has physically participated in the concert: the US Ambassador in Moldova performed a highly significant and emotional part of Lincoln Portrait: he recited excerpts from the famous public speeches and addresses of...
All About Latvia discusses “the language issue.”
The Glory of Carniola links to a collection of webcams around Slovenia, and to an online gathering place for some 500 Slovenian photographers.
The Glory of Carniola posts “35 facts about Slovenes” – which “seem to be written from the perspective of second-generation Slovenian immigrants, presumably in the U.S. (The big clue being the use of Fahrenheit in number ten.)”
Three weeks of The Glory of Carniola‘s picks from Slovenian blogs – here, here, and here.
April 8 was International Roma Day; TOL's Romantic writes about Gospels translated into Romany language, and posts an interview on the Belarusian Roma community with Nicolas Kalinin, Belarusian delegate to European Roma Travelers Forum.