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21 May 2007

Stories from 21 May 2007

Ukraine: Deportation of Crimean Tatars Anniversary

Belatedly, a link to J. Otto Pohl's post on the deportation of the Crimean Tatars on May 18, 1944: “The NKVD and NKGB took the unsuspecting Crimean Tatars to rail...

Russia: “Broken Slav-O-Meter”

Moscow-based Darkness at Noon writes about foreigner detection skills: “In a country that was trained for 70 years to view foreigners with skepticism, it's no wonder they're good at rooting...

Russia: Blog Ranking

Krusenstern, host to the Blog-Carnival Russian Media (in 11 days now!), posts a ranking of Russia blogs (in German), and Siberian Light writes about it in English.

Russia: Chechnya Documentary

A Step At A Time links to a Zarema Mukusheva’s Crying Sun: The Impact of War in the Mountains of Chechnya documentary on Google Video.

Poland: Roma Photo Exhibit

“Strolling through the Saski Park in Warsaw this morning, by pure accident, I came across wonderful open air photo exhibition on Polish Roma,” writes Olia Yatskevich of TOL's Romantic and...

Russia: A Tale of Two Women

Moscow-based expat blogger Laura Citron shares “A Tale of Two Russian Women” over at nEUrosis.

Iran:Violence against Women Goes On

According to[Fa] Kanoune Zanan,Iranian police continues its crackdown on women’s dress and there is a new victim.A young woman was beaten by police in Tehran. A citizen could take a...

Romania: Impeachment Referendum

Transatlantic Politics and Edward Lucas – on the referendum on president Traian Basescu's impeachment.

Moldova: Travel Diary, Part 5

The Economist's Edward Lucas posts the final installment of his Moldova travel diary.

Bulgaria: Euro Vote Results

Dr Sean's Diary reports on the results of the European Parliament elections in Bulgaria.

Lebanon: Violent Clashes and an Explosion

The clashes between the Lebanese army and the organization of Fatah al Islam, as well as the explosion in Ashrafieh (Beirut), took precedence over all other news and blog posts...

Africa: Afrigator gets better

Afrigator update from Mike Stopforth: “When we launched Afrigator – Africa’s first social media aggregator – a month and a bit ago, truth be told, we knew there was much...

Mali: revisiting traditional medicine

Timbuktu Chronicles: Revisiting traditional medicine; “In the capital Bamako there is a laboratory where researchers spend their working days studying the medicinal effects of plants brought in from around the...

Algeria: Election Results

Algerian blogger Nouri updates us on the results of the Algerian elections here. “As would be expected, voter turn-out was low with only 6.6 million votes cast out of an...

Syria: Bombing Nahr el Bared Camp

Blogger Golaniya from Syria announces: “My friend Ashraf, a Palestinian refugee in Rashydyeh Camp in the South, has recently launched his blog, and posted about the current Uncovered situation of...

Qatar: Pro-US Coup at Al Jazeera

Friend of Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based satellite television station, Karim, links to news which claims that there has been a pro-US coup at the station.

Sri Lanka: On the Hijab

Married With Kids on wearing the Hijab and the changes in people's behaviour towards her. “My family, as a whole is not overly into religious identity, and stuff, and opt...

Qatar: Rising Cost of Living

Writing from Qatar Serendipity links to a news article about the rising cost of living in the Arabian Gulf state. “When it was just affecting expats, the companies didn't seem...

Bahrain: Deform Process

Bahraini blogger Jadd William (aka Abdulhadi Khalaf) provides links to Bahraini blogs which discuss the political situation in Bahrain here.

Oman: Friday-Saturday Holiday?

Omani blogger Sleepless in Muscat updates us with plans to introduce a Friday-Saturday holiday in the Sultanate.

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