17 July 2007

Stories from 17 July 2007

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

  17 July 2007

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.”

Cambodia: Historic Theater Sold

  17 July 2007

Details are Skethcy writes about an historic Cambodian theater that has been sold to a businessment in a “completely nontransparent sweetheart deal“

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.

  17 July 2007

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.

Nepal: Gods, Chariots and the Prime Minister

  17 July 2007

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).”