12 April 2007

Stories from 12 April 2007

Armenia: Prosperous Armenia Offices Bombed

  12 April 2007

Onnik Krikorian reports from the site of the bombing of Prosperous Armenia offices in Yerevan, mentioning that many believe the attack to be the work of the Republican Party. If true, the bombing may be a hint of clashes to come between these two powerful groups during election season.

Mongolia: Birding

  12 April 2007

Axel Braunlich lives in Khovd, Mongolia, and he recently started a blog called Birding Mongolia that contains accounts and photos of his birding adventures in Mongolia.

Malaysia: Attending a Kenduri

  12 April 2007

Eating Asia has pictures from a Kenduri – a traditional Malay ceremony or feast. The blogger describes the preparation of the food. “All kenduri involve protocol – there are must-do's and must-don'ts; dress should be appropriate, and ritual respected. But this is Malaysia, a country where food is never an...

Malaysia: Pictures from Blogger's Meet

  12 April 2007

Borneo Blues posts pictures from the inaugural National Alliance of Bloggers Meet. Malaysian Bloggers are coming together in response to statements made by politicians against them.

Malaysia: Political Party hires Blogger for Publicity Work

  12 April 2007

Rocky's Bru says that PAS, a party ruling the Malaysian state of Kelantan has hired “Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz, the owner of the politically-potent Kickdefella blog to work for the state government as a Corp Comm Officer“. What is interesting about this news is that Syed Azidi Syed Abdul...

East Timor: Who will win the Run-Off

  12 April 2007

Tubleweed says that if it comes to a run-off between the two leading candidates in East Timor elections Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres might be favored over Ramos-Horta.”From the personal views i've gathered , votes for Lu'olo seem to be really sentimentally tied to the resistance years. Fretilin still evokes strong...

Iran:Veil and punishment

Bar Sahleh Salmat[Fa] says she is shameful that Iranian police announced that women who do not respect veil properly, will be punished.She says she carries chador but it is a personal choice.The blogger writes it is just like all country's problems get solved and only women's hair can make trouble.

Croatia, Australia: Dragan Vasiljkovic's Extradition

  12 April 2007

Balkan Baby writes about Australia's decision to extradite a Croatian war criminal Dragan Vasiljkovic: “The tables have been turned since the last time he was in Croatia. Back then he was the man who served out his form of cruel justice, now though he looks like the cockroach, defenseless, just...

Ukraine: Film Debut

  12 April 2007

MoldovAnn writes on playing a foreigner in a Ukrainian movie about an orphanage child: “So, our part is literally in the last two minutes of the film, and we are far from the focus of any scene. But hell, we’ll be in the credits!”

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