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19 July 2007

Stories from 19 July 2007

Eastern Europe: Swedish Blog Update 2007

In his comprehensive review, Vilhelm Konnander writes that, unfortunately, Swedish foreign minister is no longer blogging about Eastern European affairs, but otherwise, "the Swedish blogosphere on Eastern Europe is undergoing...

Moldova: Problems With Rule of Law

Law in Moldova summarises the findings of a recent report on the rule of law in Moldova.

Russia: Eulogy for Dmitry Prigov

Langour Management writes about the recently deceased Russian conceptualist poet and artist Dmitry Prigov.

Russia: New Law on the European Court of Human Rights

Perspectives on the New Russia reflects upon the consequences of a recent Russian legislation to bring down the cases brought against the country to the European Court of Human Rights.

Russia: More on CFE Treaty

Cyrill Vatomsky writes on Russia's recent withdrawal from the CFE Treaty.

Arabeyes: Saudi Women Fight for Men's Rights

Saudi women are grabbing the headlines once again - this time with a protest to demand the freedom of their husbands and kin arrested under 'terrorism' charges, in the conservative...

Iran:Remember July war in Lebanon

Varesin writes[Fa] about last year war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon.The blogger says “the victory of Hezbollah proves that investing in Islamic groups can be very fruitful.”The blogger reminds...

Ugandan bloggers all play, no peace talks

At last month’s Uganda Bloggers Happy Hour, I took an informal poll of why the blogren do what they do. My favorite response came from Carlo, who said that blogging...

Iran:Why you do not leave country?

Why you do not leave Iran? It is the question that security agents ask Abdullah Momeni,a key member of Tahkim Vahdat,an important student organization.Rozamaregi who reported [Fa]this news,adds that according...

Iran:Iraqi hackers attack

Iraqi hackers yesterday attacked Perisan blog.com,the most important blog service in country, according to Iranian news sites.Hackers wrote “anti Iranian” slogans.According to managers of Persian blog service,hackers could not get...

Kuwait: Flugtag Meeting Held

Flugtag is taking Kuwait by storm,writes Projekt Cyan.

Jordan: Expensive Haircuts in the US

Jordanian Natasha Tynes writes about expensive haircuts in the US.

Jordan: Does Democracy Bring Wealth?

“Does democracy bring wealth?” asks Jordanian blogger Shifaa.

Israel: Gazans Protest Border Closure

Desert Peace from Israel says the people of Gaza are rising against the closure of borders with Egypt.

Iraq: Voices of the People

Voices of Iraq is a new movie filmed and directed by the people of Iraq, explains Konfused Iraqi Kid here.

Egypt: Traffic, Religion and 9/11

Traffic, religion and 9/11 rumours are the topics of Elijah Zarwan‘s latest post.

Egypt: New Heir

A new possible heir to the Egyptian throne is due in seven months, writes Zeinobia.

Bahrain: Ban Rubber Bullets

Bahraini emoodz calls upon authorities to ban the use of rubber bullets in protests.

Algeria: Good Show in the African Games

Algerian blogger Nouri praises his country's teams performances in the African Games here.

Kurdistance: The Price of Oil

The oil control issue in the Northern Iraq/Southern Kurdistan city of Kirkuk is again at the forefront of Kurdish bloggers' fingertips. With large oil companies and the US pushing for...

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