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21 June 2007

Stories from 21 June 2007

Poland: Email Joke

An email joke on “the only way any sort of controversial programming can make it on TV” in Poland – at Eternal Remont.

Russia: Kadyrov on Putin

Sean's Russia Blog highlights Ramzan Kadyrov's views on Putin and democracy: “Why can Kazakhstan have a president-for-life? Or Turkmenistan? Why can't Russia have one too?”

Russia: June 22, 1941

“Statistics show that the memory of June 22, 1941 is being forgotten by Russia’s younger generation,” writes Sean's Russia Blog about the day on which Hitler's invasion of the Soviet...

Russia: Aleksandr Baurov

TOL's Romantic reports on another prominent Russian Gypsy: Aleksandr Baurov.

Eastern & Central Europe: U.S. States’ GDPs

U.S. states have been renamed for countries with similar GDPs and the new map has been posted at Strange Maps: Russia is New Jersey, Ukraine is Idaho, Belarus is Alaska,...

Bulgaria, Libya: Tripoli Six Update

Declan Butler posts an update on the Tripoli Six case: “This morning, Libya’s Supreme Court heard the appeal of the six. There will be no further hearings, and it will...

Bulgaria, Libya: Tripoli Six Update

Declan Butler posts an update on the Tripoli Six case: “This morning, Libya’s Supreme Court heard the appeal of the six. There will be no further hearings, and it will...

Iran:Khatami says he did not shake hands,really?

Mohammad Khatami, former president, denies that he shaked hands with several Italian women.He also added the video film showing him shaking hands with Italian women is fake.This video film was...

Iran:”Go kill yourself”

Arosak Kooki writes [Fa]that a worker in Rasht committed suicide.He did not get paid for several months and he could not survive anymore.When he asked his boss for his money,the...

India: Stereotypes and Veils

Indian Muslim Blog on the controversy surrounding a Presidential candidate's comments on the veils and the Mughals.

India: No Touching

A school in India bans touching, kissing or holding hands on campus. 2x3x7 on the restriction, and how it provides a great opportunity to “seamlessly blend the two great themes...

India: The veil and the Mughals

varnam on the controversy surrounding a Presidential candidate who stated that the veil was introduced to India by the Mughals.

Iran:How susceptible are bloggers in the Diaspora to arrest?

Iranian Truth writes given the recent arrests of four Iranian-Americans due to their statements and activities in the US, I think it is relevant to ask how susceptible bloggers in...

Sri Lanka: A Ministry for every one

Indi.ca has a rather angry post, directed at the growing number of ministries to keep members of the Parliament loyal to the President, in a country torn by conflict.

Pakistan: On encroachments

Metroblogging Islamabad takes a rather harsh view on urban encroachments.

Nepal: Maoists and the Press

United We Blog! on the attempts of Maoists forces in Nepal to intimidate the press.

UAE: To Hoot or not to Hoot?

Will there be a Hooters in Dubai? UAE blogger Seabee revisits the subject here.

Iraq: The Missing Link

Is there a link between Al Qaeda and Iran? Iraqi blogger Mohammed attempts to establish a link here.

Egypt: Different Muslim Brotherhoods

How many baskets should you put the Muslim Brotherhood into? Issandr El Amrani from The Arabist answers that question here.

Egypt: Blair Special Envoy?

From Egypt, Issandr El Amrani announces that outgoing UK Prime Minister Tony Blair may become a special Middle East envoy.

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