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8 August 2007

Stories from 8 August 2007

Japan: Street Artist in Tokyo

Hasan at hasanhujairi[dot]com writes about a street artist who draws calligraphy on the sidewalk in Harajuku, Tokyo. Hasan writes: “I couldn’t help but take in the site of him with...

Iran:The Journalist Day

Hanif,journalist and blogger, shares[Fa] his feeling about “the Journalist Day” in Iran. The blogger says “it is my day.It is your day,my colleague.Today we are sad because we do not...

Iran:Six students are out of jail

According to [Fa]Varesh,several student activists are out of jail now.The blogger reminds us that there are still,at least, two student activists in jail.

Libya: The Psychological Price of the Iraq War

Libyan Tasnim tallies up the psychological price of the war in Iraq in this post.

Serbia: Maja Stojanovic

Srebrenica Genocide Blog asks readers “to send their words of encouragement” to a Serbian human rights activist facing a ten-day imprisonment: “'It is unacceptable that Maja Stojanovic should end up...

Egypt: Leonardo da Vinci an Arab?

Issandr El Amrani links to an article which claims that Leonardo da Vinci may have been Arab.

Egypt: Price of Bread to be Doubled

The Arabist links to an article which says that the price of bread will be doubled in Egypt.

Bahrain: Shia Triple-Play

Mahmood Al Yousif tackles the issue of the Sunni-Shia divide in Bahrain in this post.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Enjoy Life” Video Campaign

“Do a simple search on Google and Youtube, and you will come up with either genocide, extremist, war,” writes Bosnia Blog about negative portrayal that prevails online. But “nicer things”...

Algeria: On Islamophobia

Algerian Nouri discusses his ideas on Islamophobia in this post.

Hooters in Dubai

Hooters Dubai plans are not deflated after all, writes Nadia Gergis from Arabisto.

Serbia: Belgrade & Its Airport

Wu Wei writes about a trip to Belgrade and lists the good and the bad things about Belgrade airport.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Republika Srpska PM's Absense

Balkanizer reports that the alleged “sickness” of Republika Srpska's prime minister Milorad Dodik “has strangely coincided with the arrival of the new High Representative, Miroslav Lajcak.”

Bulgaria: Corrupted, But Not Toxic

The Balkan Yankee argues with a reader on what Bulgaria is and what it isn't.

India: Names and Lahori Caps

At Kafila, a request from a man for a Lahori Topi (cap), leads the author to reflecting on Muslims living with Hindu names.

Sri Lanka: The Tsunami and the Conflict

groundviews has the account of a woman, who has suffered at the hands of the Tsunami and the ethnic conflict, and the lack of assistance in the process of rehabilitation.

Bhutan: Golden Langur

Visit Bhutan on the endangered Golden Langur, an Old World Monkey.

Pakistan: Miss Bikini Universe

Metroblogging Islamabad on Pakistan's representative at the Miss Bikini Universe pageant.

Bangladesh: Narrative through photographs

Ihtisham Kabir, author of the blog Back to Bangladesh has wonderful photographs that present a narrative of life in Bangladesh.

Syria: Change in Syria

This month's topic on Creative Syria's Blogger Forum was titled, "If you had the choice what would you change in Syria?"... The views ranged from those that advocated the political...

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