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11 April 2007

Stories from 11 April 2007

Kyrgyzstan: Reports form the Protest

The Kyrgyzstan blog at neweurasia carries numerous posts reporting on the protests in Bishkek against President Kurmanbek Bakiev, including one from Tolkun Umaraliev in which he writes his impressions of...

Kyrgyzstan: The PM, Info War, & Graffiti

Teo Kaye reports on the ongoing protests in Bishkek against the president, focusing on anger against the prime minister, the information war between the two sides, and the political graffiti...

Georgia: Rules of the Supra

Cuttino Alexander discusses the rules and customs that are part of the Georgian supra.

Uzbekistan: Aral and Health

Bonnie Boyd continues with her series of posts on the Aral Sea, this time focusing on the healt impacts of the sea's disappearance, most of which are heavily concentrated in...

Armenia: On the Campaign Trail

Onnik Krikorian files a dispatch from the campaign trail with Prosperous Armenia

Syria: In Commentary and Pictures

Blogger Dahr Jamail updates us with a voice commentary and photographs from Syria here.

Iraq: Baghdad Explosions

Iraqi blogger Omar keeps us updated with news and explosions rocking Baghdad here. You really can't blame him when he writes: “Ok, let's go over what happened yesterday and today;...

Bahrain: Iran Winning Propoganda War

Iran is now winning the war against the propaganda machines of the US and Britain writes Bahraini blogger emoodz. He compares the treatment met to the captured British soldiers with...

Algeria: Al Qaeda Strikes Again

Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb has struck again, killing at least twenty-three people, and injuring well over one hundred in a two pronged assault on Algiers, reports Algerian blogger Nouri.

Russia: Namesakes

Stepping away from the drama and farce of Ukrainian politics, here is a story about namesakes, posted by Chechen journalist Timur Aliev (LJ user timur_aliev).

Trinidad & Tobago: Lara Apologizes

The West Indies cricket team's loss to South Africa yesterday will likely leave them out of the World Cup finals – ttgapers.com reports on Captain Brian Lara's apology to the...

Jamaica: Film Industry

ART:Jamaica examines the question of what having a Jamaican film industry actually means: “The idea of ‘Film’…is cool, hip, seductive and perhaps for this reason connects with the image Jamaica...

Poland: Scientologists

The beatroot writes about the arrival of Scientologists to Poland: “Bizarrely, the ‘leader’ of Scientology in Poland is Hanna Garbalska, a member of the Polish Peasant’s Party! Is she seeking...

Belarus: Bloggers Help Political Prisoner

TOL's Belarus Blog reports on how bloggers helped to get a political activist out of jail.

Bulgaria: Names and Nicknames

Petya notes on the Bulgarian way of simplifying life for the local bureaucrats: “There are more nicknames in Bulgarian than names.”

Ukraine: Notes on Politics

Leopolis writes about political opportunism of members of Ukraine's ruling coalition and the strange-sounding rhetoric of some Western expats.

Slovenia: Difficult Language

The Glory of Carniola explains “why you will never learn Slovene.”

Russia: Spring

The Turkish Invasion celebrates his one year in Russia and, with some unfortunate delay, the arrival of spring.

India: Why work?

Indian Mommies links to mommy bloggers from India or of Indian origin. Some fabulous stuff. “I would like to be a working mom, yes! But I have never heard a...

India: A view of Changlimithang

As a stadium gets ready for a 100 years of Monarchy celebration, Visit Bhutan has some photographs and description. “With the weather condition of Thimphu unpredictable and the frost still...

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