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28 June 2007

Stories from 28 June 2007

Lebanon: Syria's “in the eye of the storm”

A strange conversation took place last April between Syrian president Bashar El Assad and UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon, writes Sophia. The meeeting ends with Bashar El Assad telling...

Tanzanian bloggers virtual election, Taifa Stars African Cup of Nations victory and a backflip in the parliament

Tanzanian bloggers virtual election, VIP treatment in the House of Parliament for Tanzania's National Team, Taifa Stars, after African Cup of Nations victory, alleged Bank of Tanzania embezzlement and a...

Philippines: Taking back the “Sexy Filipina” Search Keyword

Noemi is not happy with the internet search result for the word Filipina. The blogger is urging fellow bloggers from Philippines to collectively beat the porn and smut marketers by...

Arabeyes: The Moment of Truth for a Jordanian Father

Today's Arabeyes makes five stops - two in Kuwait and Saudi each and a last stop in Jordan, where a blogger and journalist is forced to face himself and take...

East Timor: Growth Aspirations

Tumbleweed in Timor Lorosae feels “every country deserves the equal chance of making some developmental faux pas“

Brunei: Of Love and Trust

Old Man has some wise words for people who want to test the fidelity of their lovers. “Testing is bad. Because half of those tested would definitely fail. At the...

Singapore: Singapore's Hit Band from the 1960s

The mod-ified music blog features audio clips of an interview with two of the members of a popular 1960s local band .

Martiniquian blogger on “Fleurs du Mal”

Le blog de [moi] celebrates the 150th anniversary of Fleurs du Mal (Fr) by posting “Le Vampire” and explaining her attraction to Baudelaire's poetry: “Baudelaire speaks of death and women...

Bangladesh: Changing Lives

Voice of South on a woman's life turning around thanks to micro-credit and telecom.

India: Forces in Kashmir

Kashmir on the excesses of the Indian security forces in the state.

Egypt: Books, History and the Holocaust

The Big Pharaoh finds a interesting book at a street vendor in downtown Cairo. Click here to read more.

Manu Dibango's “Soul Makossa,” the original “Thriller”

Alain Mabanckou writes about famed Cameroonian musician (Fr) Manu Dibango, whose Soul Makossa has “all the rhythm, all the atmosphere” of Michael Jackson's album Thriller, although it debuted 11 years...

Kuwait: Old Sports Pictures

Kuwait-based blogger Mark posts these old pictures from Kuwait.

Iraq: More than Just Numbers

“A nation is not a corporation and when we deal with a nation we are dealing with a society; a mass of people with ever changing hearts and minds and...

Mideast: Networking Arab Journalists

“Most Americans can’t tell the difference between Arabs and non-Arabs and they often use the terms Muslim and Arab interchangeably,” writes Ray Hanania in an article on networking Arab journalists.

Pakistan: Hospitals and Profit

The Pakistani Spectator on hospitals being runs as for-profit businesses.

Algeria: Holiday Debate

Algerian Nouri gets us in into the debate of changing the weekly holiday from Thursday/Friday to Saturday/Sunday here.

Syrian Blogsphere: Reform, Arab Nationalism and Travel

Why was a Syrian student blogger sued in the US? What should the Syrians do in Lebanon? Where is Arab Nationalism leading us to and what do you feel when...

Nepal: Refugees in Austria

United We Blog! on Nepali refugees in Austria.

CAR: Amnesty International calls for UN troops

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate deployment of UN troops (Fr) to the Central African Republic to address the worsening security situation in the north of the country highlighted...

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