Stories from 21 August 2007
Food prices are on the increase in Jordan, reports blogger Ahmad Al Ghashmary.
Bahraini Esra'a draws attention to a new campaign to uncover those responsible for online prostitution rackets in Bahrain.
Elijah Zarwan links to a human rights report on widespread torture in Egypt.
The Big Pharaoh from Egypt reports a new archaeological find – that of a footprint which could be older than Lucy's.
Bahraini blogger emoodz wonders how an alleged terror suspect was welcomed to Bahrain, despite earlier terrorism charges made against him in Saudi Arabia.
Jad claims he is the first Jordanian blogger to be fined .. for smoking!
Omar Barsawad from Yemen links to an article which celebrates Hadhramout's history.
Zed from Kuwait wonders where all the oil money made by Arab countries is spent, when there is only one Arab university among the world's top 500 institutes of higher...
Secret Dubai reports about a UAE citizen who hopes to have 100 children by 2015 in this post.
Iraqi blogger Sunshine was terrified by a car bomb which rocked her neighbourhood, shattering the windows of her house, hours before a scheduled fishing trip for the family.
There are 48 comments so far to a post on xenophobia and violence in Russia, over at Sean's Russia Blog. One commenter writes: “It seems to me that the Kremlin...
Megan Case posts more pictures of St. Petersburg, and of Vyborg, and writes this about her trip to this formerly Finnish town: “…while St. Petersburg has been getting cleaner and...
Megan Case writes about a somewhat annoying initiative to get everyone to speak Russian “properly.”
Eternal Remont writes about Roma violence in Sofia: “Two Words I NEVER Wanted to See in a Headline Together […] Roma Vendetta.”
The British are betting on who's going to be the next Russian president, Eternal Remont reports.
As the parliamentary and presidential elections draw near, the BBC's Russian-language broadcasts have been chased out of Russian FM radio. Vilhelm Konnander has more on it.
Maaskva: Nashimi Glazami translates the first part of an interview with Marina Tsarkova, one of the co-founders of Russia's Down's Syndrome Association.