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12 June 2007

Stories from 12 June 2007

Saudi Arabia: Dotsson's Rant

“I can't stand girls with low self esteem. I can't stand shallow people who need to constantly be complimented. I can't stand people who play with others’ feelings to make...

Qatar: Israeli Troops Attack Hebron Family

Abdulrahman from Qatar posts a video showing Israeli troops shooting at a Hebron family here. WARNING: The material may not be suitable for all viewers.

Israel: Hamas-Fateh Deathfest Continues

“The Hamas-Fatah deathfest continues in Gaza and elsewhere, with 17 people being killed since Monday morning. Today's tally so far: 3 dead, 14 wounded. Things are happening at a bloodcurdling...

Iraqi Blogger Immigrating to Canada

“I thank my friends who expressed concern about my fate. Well, my life and that of my family is in a state of great upheaval and flux at the moment....

Egypt: Doomsday Book

“22% of the Egyptian People are infected with Hepatitis C Virus or virus “C” as it is common between us in Egypt according to the WHO. Egypt is the 3rd...

Israeli Demockracy

“Tomorrow is 83 (almost 84) year old Shimon Peres's great day. He may finally win an election. That is if party discipline holds strong in the democratic secret ballot for...

Libya: Wedding Bells

Libyan blogger Khadija Teri attended a wedding and gives us a sneak preview of what was on offer here. “I survived the wedding.. it was actually kind of nice because...

Oman: Sad About Gonu

Sad About Gonu is a new blog in town – which aims to aggregate information about the deadly tropical cyclone Gonu, which hit the shores of Oman. “It is very...

Jordan: Adults Should Grow Up!

Ola Eleiwat, from Jordan, is enraged at the extend of child abuse. “As adults, sometimes we forget what it feels like to be a kid. Worse yet, somewhere in the...

India: On Sholay

The Kerala Articles on the the movie Sholay. “The movie was later declared a superhit and went on to become the highest grossing film in Indian movie history. Some claim...

India: On Orkut

Desidabba on Orkut, and why it keeps getting into trouble. “It is difficult to curb sites like orkut which has such huge following. What can be done about those who...

Bhutan: The Wangchuks and the future

For A Democracy on why the Wangchuks will find the future harder than they imagined. “In the sponsorship of wangchuks, a survey had said Bhutanese are the happiest of all...

Sri Lanka: On being terrorized

indi.ca on what being terrorized means “Sri Lanka is fundamentally different from the LTTE in that we do have systems and freedoms to enable a moral or at least decent...

Pakistan: A planned emergency

The Pakistani Spectator on a ‘planned emergency’. “If we take a look upon proceedings of post 9th March scenario, and analyze the situation deeply the question blinks in mind ‘Are...

Iran:Free Mahmoud Salehi,a Labour Activist

In Kdmahmoudsalehi we read[Fa] that Mahmoud Salehi, a labour activist got arrested two months ago.Mahmoud Salehi was last arrested on April 9, 2007 and transferred to a prison in the...

Russia: Knockoff Fashion

Darkness at Noon writes about knockoff fashion in Moscow.

Russia: Childbearing Costs

Russian Spy reports on why Russian women aren't too eager to have kids: “Delivering a baby in a hospital that provides services on commercial principles usually costs a minimum of...

Russia: Quick Links

“There are so many blogs out there churning out good stories that sometimes I just can’t keep up,” writes Siberian Light and posts a few quick links to his current...

Russia: CoffeeMania

Two-Zero writes about his favorite Moscow coffee house: CoffeeMania on Bolshaya Nikitskaya.

Russia: One More Dissenters’ March

Sean's Russia Blog is not impressed with the LA Times’ vision of this past Monday's Dissenters’ March in Moscow: “Kasparov addressed the crowd with his usual ‘we need a different...

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