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12 April 2007

Stories from 12 April 2007

Armenia: Prosperous Armenia Offices Bombed

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...

Brunei: Anti-China Demonstration in Japan

The blogger at Daily Brunei Resources, currently on an official visit to Japan encounters demonstrators protesting against the visit of Chinese premier in Tokyo.

Kyrgyzstan: Impressions from a Protest, pt. 2

Tolkun Umaraliev reports on the second day of protests in Bishkek calling for the president to resign.

Central Asia: Hot Air & the Aral

Bonnie Boyd writes that since 1991, there has been more hot air than progress on saving the Aral Sea.

East Timor: High Number of Invalid Votes

East Timor Journal comments on the unusual numbers of invalidated votes in the East Timor elections.

Tajikistan: Reform & Alienation

Beyond the River says that recent cultural reforms the president of Tajikistan has implemented stand to alienate youth.

Mongolia: Birding

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

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...

Malaysia: Pictures from Blogger's Meet

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

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...

East Timor: Who will win the Run-Off

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...

East Timor: Predicting Remaining Votes

Return to Rai Ketak looks at the announced results of East Timor elections and tries to predict the outcome in other districts where the counting is still on.

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...

Romania: Bucharest Pics

Pictures of Bucharest, at Novala, Europa.

Croatia, Australia: Dragan Vasiljkovic's Extradition

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...

Hungary, the EU: Knowing Too Much

How much should the EU members know about one another? Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar disagrees with the Hungarian president.

Romania: Recycling

Romerican writes about “a crude start” of a recycling initiative in Brasov.

Russia: Cosmonautics Day

The Turkish Invasion and De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis mark the Day of Cosmonautics.

Russia: No Bikes Allowed

Copydude reports that it's not allowed to cross the Russian border on a bicycle.

Ukraine: Mykhailo Demtsiu

Olechko writes about Mykhailo Demtsiu's work currently on view at a Kyiv gallery.

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