Stories from 17 July 2007
Bosnia & Herzegovina: 12 Years Since Srebrenica
Belatedly, a link to the commemorative post on the 12th anniversary of Srebrenica tragedy, at Srebrenica Genocide Blog.
Russia: Sakhalin Photos
Oleg Klimov posts some photos from Sakhalin.
Russia: Sochi Mascot
Sochi Travel writes about the unofficial Sochi Olympics mascot contest.
Russia: More on the Litvinenko Affair
Sean Guillory writes about new developments in the Litvinenko Affair – here, here, and here.
Russia: CFE Treaty
“One of the agreements that brought an end to the Cold War has just been tossed out the window,” writes Mark MacKinnon about Russia's decision to suspend its participation in the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty. Sean Guillory thinks, however, that “there is nothing to suggest that the move is...
Africa: African Content Projects
Kenyan Pundit writes about two African Content Projects: “I’m a huge proponent of building and showcasing our local (African) content rather than bitching up a storm about how neglected we are…here’s two opportunities to do so.”
Africa: sectors ready for investment
If you want to know where to invest in Africa, read Nii Simmonds’ post listing sectors investors should focus on: health, media, education, energy, and stock market.
Philippines: Why are the Marines Dying
RedBlueThoughts tries to figure out why the Filipino marines are finding it hard to beat the extremists in Southern Philippines.
Singapore: Myanmar Culture Festival
MMHan is inviting Singaporeans to visit a Myanmar Traditional Show to be held in Singapore.
Annoying Food Taxes in Oman
Blogger Amjad discusses the issue of the confusing and misleading taxes in restaurant receipts in Oman.
Iran:A new nuclear computer game
Kamangir informs us that the Islamic Republic had announced the development of a new computer game, in which the players will fight the US and Israel in Iraq and in Iran.
Myanmar: Teashops in Myanmar
Myat Thura writes about the importance of tea shops in Myanmar.
Cambodia: Historic Theater Sold
Details are Skethcy writes about an historic Cambodian theater that has been sold to a businessment in a “completely nontransparent sweetheart deal“
Malaysia: Detained Blogger now Free
Blogger Nathaniel Tan who was detained last Friday by the police is now back at home.
Iran:Shi'tes in Bahrain in trouble!
Farzandan Iran says[Fa] stupid comments of Hossein Shariatmadari,ultra conservative editor who called Bahrain a province of Iran, will have negative effects for Shi'ites who live in that country and want close ties with Iran.The blogger adds Shariatmadari is one of adviser's of Iranian Leader and everybody takes his word as...
Iran:What to do with Bahrain?
Z8tun says in a taxi she talked with a young man about Bahrain-Iran crisis. He said he hates ultra conservative editor, who called Bahrain a province of Iran, but concerning Bahrain he was right. Z8tun replied: “come on, imagine it becomes ours,what will we do with that?creating a new Islamic...
India: Thank you, come again.
A stunt pulled by Seven Eleven stores in the US stirs controversy as it relies on the character of Apu (of The Simpsons fame), provoking Greatbong to comment on whether or not the use of the character is racist or offensive.
Sri Lanka: Thoppigala and the aftermath
Lanka Whistle-Blower examines the aftermath of the government's “victory” at Thoppigala.
Nepal: In Kathmandu
Teesra Pahiya on driving in an autorickshaw through Kathmandu.
Nepal: Gods, Chariots and the Prime Minister
Feringhee writes about the tradition of chariots and gods, and the changes in Nepal. “This year for the first time since the 7th century (!), the appointed Prime Minister, GP Koirala, presided over the Bhoto puja, rather than the King (or the Crown Prince).”
Nepal: Reuniting the two Congress Parties
Nepali Netbook on the two Nepali Congress Parties, and initiative to reunite the two.