6 August 2007

Stories from 6 August 2007

Singapore: A Country Worth Fighting For

  6 August 2007

Singapore celebrates its national day this week. Gerald Giam says “Our country might have its flaws, but if we take an honest look at the state of our nation, most of us will agree Singapore is still a wonderful place to live in, and little red dot worth fighting for.”

Iran:Asian basketball

Razeno informs[Fa] that for the first time Iranian basketball team won Asian basketball championship.The blogger says basketball is less popular than football in Iran and it is a reason why,politicians, are not interested in that.The blogger adds basketball team is lucky that politicians do not put their nose in its...

Russia: North Pole Flag-Planting

  6 August 2007

The Accidental Russophile posts a detailed entry on the Russian North Pole flag-planting; Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert writes that though the Russians he knows are proud, North Pole shouldn't be this country's priority right now; Siberian Light calls Russia's recent behavior “little more than expensive grandstanding”;...

Kyrgyzstan: SCO summit

  6 August 2007

Kyrgyz Report reports that the guest houses built to host the heads of states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) have been finished, dearly costing the average taxpayer. Meanwhile, Mirsulzhan Namazaliev lists several of the strange and silly regulations put in place to ensure the SCO summit will proceed smoothly.

Afghanistan: Six years on

  6 August 2007

Six years after its invasion of Afghanistan, the United States has announced it will curb aid to the war-torn country. Bonnie Boyd thinks this does not make much sense at all; and Joshua Foust again disagrees with The Economist, arguing that things in Afghanistan are not as bad as they...

Armenia: Election update

  6 August 2007

Onnik Krikorian provides a comprehensive update of new developments in the run-up to next year's presidential elections in Armenia, including the opposition's inability to rectify past mistakes.

India: Being a Soldier

  6 August 2007

Blogeswari remembers a poignant moment when she witnessed a coffin being taken on board a flight during the Kargil War, and spares a thought for the armed forces.

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