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21 July 2007

Stories from 21 July 2007

Estonia: Smaller Minorities

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's “smaller, less vocal minorities [that] usually get lost in the shuffle.”

Czech Rebublic: Same-Sex Partnerships

Belatedly, a link to the post on the first anniversary of legalization of same-sex partnerships in the Czech Republic – at NvB: Bored in Brno?: “[…] 346 same-sex couples were...

Central Europe: Charles Bridge; Carpathian Forests

Belatedly, a link to the post on the 650th anniversary of the Charles Bridge in Prague and the primeval beech forests of the Carpathian – at NvB: Bored in Brno?.

Czech Rebublic: Surgical Castration

NvB: Bored in Brno? writes on surgical castration used to treat sex offenders – something that looks like “population engineering and thinly veiled eugenics” – and on the attitudes toward...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: EU Prospects

Bosnia Blog writes about the country's EU membership prospects.

Serbia: The Upbringing of Children

The youngest of Serbia's current parents were children themselves when the country was in war just over a decade ago. Many had difficult childhoods and now face problems as parents....

Israel: Harry Potter does not observe the Sabbath?

The synchronized worldwide launch of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, fell at 2:01 a.m. local time in Israel, during the Jewish Sabbath, when Israeli law requires most businesses to...

Bahrain: Does A PlayStation 2 Gun Count As A Weapon?

Bahrain's bloggers have moved on this week to comment on a protest held outside the Iranian Embassy in protest against an editorial by Iranian editor Hossein Shariatmadari, which started that...

Palestine: Today's Ultimate Sin – Complacency?

"'It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.' The virtuous amongst us try to identify evil, and...

Morocco: A Kingly History

While the His Majesty King Mohammed VI is changing the face of the country, former king Mohammed V has been nominated for the title of Righteous Among Nations. More discussion...

Lebanon: Musings on Home

MMMMMMM from Lebanon posts pictures of his home in Lebanon and muses: “I wonder if one day my children are gonna grow up where I grew.”

China: Dispossessed farmers beaten

The local government wants to build a new administration tower, 240 farmers in Jiangxi province claim, but they don't even have enough to pay us back for the land it...

Lebanon: Is France Turning the Tables on Syria?

Charles Malek, from Lebanon, is wondering: Is France turning the tables on Syria?

Jordan: Challenging Women

Wael Attili from Jordan posts a challenging question to women here.

Saudi Arabia: Jeddah Film Festival

The Second Jeddah Film Festival or Jeddah Visual Shows Festival is being held in Saudi Arabia, writes Saudi Jeans.

Syria: Camping in Canada

Syrian blogger Omar enjoyed an unforgettable camping in Canada.

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