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.
Some pictures and a report on kvas, a favorite summer drink – at Russian Kafe.
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.
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 in order to topple his government.”
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 in Kuwait.
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 Wide Web, the bandwidth limitation is a major encumbrance to a larger participation of bloggers from Madagascar in the global...
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.
Israel: New Textbook
Issandr El Amrani, who is based in Egypt, suggests that Israel is an apartheid state because its Arab citizens have separate schools and textbooks.