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27 July 2007

Stories from 27 July 2007

Russia: Krasnodar Taxi

Inside Krasnodar reports on a new taxi service, which uses Mercedes B Class 170 white minivans and doesn't charge too much.

Russia: Kvas

Some pictures and a report on kvas, a favorite summer drink – at Russian Kafe.

Russia: Olimpiada

Sochi Travel reports that since the victory in the 2014 Sochi Olympics bid, several newborn girls have been named Olimpiada.

Russia: High-Heeled Sprint

Siberian Light reports on this year's high-heeled sprint that took place in St. Petersburg this past weekend.

Russia: Gorbachev & Louis Vuitton

Sean's Russia Blog writes on Mikhail Gorbachev's new role: a model for Louis Vuitton ads, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

India: Deras In Punjab

Known Turf goes to Punjab, and takes a look at the “deras” – which were at the heart of a controversy recently.

Pakistan: Blast in Islamabad

The Pakistani Spectator writes immediately after a bomb blast in Islamabad killing several people.

Pakistan: America's Got Talent

Metroblogging Lahore on a Karachite who makes it to the semifinals of the TV reality series America's Got Talent.

Nepal: Dialogue

Democracy For Nepal has the way forward for a dialogue within the Maoist groups.

Israel: No Fun for Palestinian Children

Israeli Desert Peace mocks summer jobs available to Palestinian youngsters from Jenin.

Zimbabwe: Economics by terror

Cry Beloved Zimbabwe: “5000 business executives and store managers have been arrested in Zimbabwe since Mugabe started his crackdown on business accusing them of hiking the prices of basic commodities...

Palestine: Hillary Apology?

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah suggests that Hillary Clinton apologises to the UN for the death of a peace-keeper in Lebanon, after approving the sale of cluster bombs to Israel.

Kuwait: Day 25

Kuwaiti Zeena continues to update us on her weight loss regime here.

Kuwait: One Year

It's been a year since someone broke Desert Girl‘s heart, who expresses her feelings in this intense post.

Kuwait: Shadowman Puzzle

“I understand why cleavage or nudity is usually covered with a black marker, but covering this man completely from head to toe I don’t understand…” writes Lebanese Mark, who lives...

Libya: No Help for Iraqi Children

Highlander from Libya is enraged that while there is a helpline for Harry Potter fans, Iraqi children are left alone to deal with the atrocities and horrors of war.

Jordan: New Developments at Airport

Naseem Al Tarawnah from Jordan writes about new ‘developments’ at Jordan's Queen Alia's Airport.

Madagascar: Community, Identity and the Malagasy diaspora

As it is sometimes the case for sub-Saharan African nations, the Malagasy diaspora carries a substantial weight of the cultural, political and virtual activities related to Madagascar. In the World...

Jordan: Picture Stories

Ohoud from Jordan explains to us why a picture tells a thousand tales here.

Egypt: Present for Tunisians

Egyptian Zeinobia has a present for her Tunisian readers here.

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