19 April 2007

Stories from 19 April 2007

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: VT Tragedy Hits Home

  19 April 2007

Writing from Jamaica, The Life and Times of Michmac is saddened by the tragedy at Virgina Tech, yet relieved that “somebody up there is looking out for me”. And TNTLime.com reprints an article from Newsday, which interviews a Trinidadian who is a student at VT: ““It is hard to take...

Iran:Reflections on Virginia Tech

Kamangir reports that Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, one of the topmost Shia clerics in Iran, gave his analysis of the Virginia Tech massacre:”The incident in Virginia Tech is a sign of deviation from faith in God, logic, and human emotions. There is a lesson in this event for everyone in...

Iran:Virginia shooting in Iranian Blogestan

Haji Washington[Fa] says if a Korean student had killed people in a European university as this stupid guy did in Virginia Tech, a wave of hatred would create serious problems for South Asian people.The blogger says it did not happen, after this shooting, in USA. He asks if the killer...

Guyana: Do The Chicken!

  19 April 2007

The Jolly Spectator reports that the enthusiastic, fun-loving attitude of Irish cricket supporters (not to mention their team's unique dance moves) have made the Irish the darlings of the Caribbean: “Said Irish Captain Trent Johnston of Guyana, Barbados, and Jamaica, ‘I think the locals have warmed to us.’ Why? Perhaps...

Iraq: Sadr Ministers Out

Iraqi blogger Omar is asking: now what after all the Sadr Ministers have withdrawn from the Iraqi government? “In a sudden move, Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has pulled his ministers out of the Iraqi cabinet. Many people are asking me why. It’s a good question, and I’ve being thinking...

Iraq: Who's in Control?

Iraqi blogger Lady Bird mocks Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Malki's comments that he will be in full control of Iraq by the end of this year at the time she claims he cannot control a “single neighbourhood.”

Blogger in Morocco surmises on causes for recent bombings

Everything Morocco reports on local reactions to the Casablanca bombings last Saturday in an article entitled “Is Morocco Still Safe?” “To get right to the point, the root of the problem is poverty with all of its accompanying desperation and hopelessness. When there are high-rise apartments overlooking shanty towns and...

Kurdistance: A New Front in Northern Iraq?

Oh dear, not again. While it is unusual for me to outwardly state my opinions on a subject, I can say in this instance....I am not alone in my sentiment. Once more overtures have been made by the Turkish government to intervene in Northern Iraq/Southern Kurdistan. Unlike past incidents where the motives haven't been as clear, Turkish threats about crossing its southern borders have been in direct reaction to statements made by the Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani: "Iraqi Kurds would not accept any foreign interference on the Kirkuk issue as it considers it an internal affair that should be resolved internally." For this story...I'll let both the Kurdish and Turkish bloggers explain...

Egypt: The Khamseen Attacks

Egypt has been hit by the Khamseen, according to blogger Issander El Amrani. “Today, one of the nastiest Khamseen in years is blowing through Cairo. My balcony is covered in dust, and the old doors and windows of my 1940s apartment are letting the fine red sand carried by the...

China: Reactions to the Virginia Tech slayings

  19 April 2007

While most Chinese shared the horror and grief following the slayings at Virginia Tech, one prominent blogger asks why so little attention was paid to two similar tragedies which also took place this week in China.

China: Cultural Worker License

  19 April 2007

China Media Project brings into focus a recent announcement by China's top cultural officials announced that the country would institute a new licensing system this year for employment in the cultural sector.

China: Daughter's Day

  19 April 2007

Peijin Chen from Shanghaiist reports on the restoration of traditional festivial day in China. April 19 is the third day of the third month in Chinese Lunar Calendar, which is known as the “Daughter's Day” (女儿节). The background of the restoration trend is related to UNESCO's intangible heritage policy.

Philippines: SMS Tax

  19 April 2007

Blogging Bugs ridicules a politician's plan to tax text messages and use the money collected in education.

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