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3 August 2007

Stories from 3 August 2007

Iraq: Warning to Arab Ambassadors

Ladybird from Iraq writes about problems which could happen when Arab countries send Ambassadors to Iraq.

Bahrain: Atlas Experience 2007

Bahraini Esra'a is off to Canada, where she will be discussing whether technology can set us free at the Atlas Experience 2007.

Egypt: Cairo University among the World's Top 500

Zeinobia from Egypt reports that Cairo University was the only Arab university among the world's top 500 institutes of higher education.

Tunisian Journalists Repressed

Issandr El Amrani , in Egypt, updates us on the latest repressions against journalists in Tunisia.

Egypt: Don't Vote for Obama

Shobrawy from Egypt posts another reason not to vote for Barack Obama here.

Palestine: Saudi Artist in Europe

Amal A from Palestine posts a picture of a Saudi make up artist and her models at a Europe show here.

Russia: Ethnic and Religious Miscellanea

Window on Eurasia reports on the following subjects: Russia's Muslims’ support for Kosovo independence; Chechen youth choosing to study at Chechen universities; the Chuvash discovery of America and other myths...

Slovenia: “Reaching Out to Roma”

TOL's Romantic reports on a Ljubljana seminar “dedicated to increasing the level of acceptance of the Roma as a minority group.”

Russia: “The Race for the Arctic”

Mark MacKinnon writes on what looks like Russia's plan “to annex most of the Arctic.”

Russia: New Beslan Video

Mark MacKinnon writes on the newly-released video of the 2004 Beslan school siege, which “appears to show that the bloody climax was sparked not by an explosion inside the school,...

Russia: “Sex For the Motherland”

Edward Lucas posts his Daily Mail piece on the summer camp of the pro-Putin youth movement Nashi – and receives 62 comments. The title of the piece: “Sex for the...

Serbia: More on Srebrenica Anniversary

Belatedly, a link to Jasmina Tesanovic's piece on the heat in Serbia, and, very belatedly, a link to her text on the 12th anniversary of Srebrenica tragedy (both hosted by...

Bulgaria: More on the Tripoli Six Release

Petya of bighead notes the overwhelming difference between reactions of Bulgarian and non-Bulgarian media on the release of the Tripoli Six. Declan Bultler guestblogs on “Liberty, Justice, HIV and Libya”...

Iran:Get me out of Here

Omid Memarian talks about jailed American-Iranian scholar,Hale Esfandiari. Recent just a few days after Haleh Esfandiari, in solitary confinement for three months without any contact with her attorney or family,...

Central Asia: Carrying money

Joshua Kucera describes that with the highest denominations being worth less than a dollar, men have to wear fancy leather purses for carrying their money throughout Central Asia.

Pakistan: Obscenity and Technology

The Pakistani Spectator on the “recent disgusting surge in the publishing of immoral, obscene and outright nude video clips and pictures of Pakistani girls and boys on the sites like...

Pakistan: A changing skyline

Metroblogging Islamabad on the changing skyline in the city.

Nepal: A Belgian Traveler

Kathmandu Speaks on a Belgian traveler who had a bad experience in Nepal.

Bangladesh: Floods and Rain

With the monsoon in full swing, many cities and areas in South Asia find themselves dealing with heavy rain and floods. Rezwan on the situation in Bangladesh.

Kazakhstan: Chairing OSCE

Joshua Foust disagrees with an Economist article which argues that handing over the OSCE chairmanship to Kazakhstan would be an “ugly trade”.

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