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21 August 2007

Stories from 21 August 2007

Jordan: Food Prices On Fire!

Food prices are on the increase in Jordan, reports blogger Ahmad Al Ghashmary.

Bahrain: Online Prostitution

Bahraini Esra'a draws attention to a new campaign to uncover those responsible for online prostitution rackets in Bahrain.

Syria Bans Anonymous Speech Online

Syria bans anonymous speech online, reports Elijah Zarwan.

Egypt: Widespread Torture

Elijah Zarwan links to a human rights report on widespread torture in Egypt.

Egypt: Oldest Footprint?

The Big Pharaoh from Egypt reports a new archaeological find – that of a footprint which could be older than Lucy's.

Bahrain: Importing Terrorists

Bahraini blogger emoodz wonders how an alleged terror suspect was welcomed to Bahrain, despite earlier terrorism charges made against him in Saudi Arabia.

Jordan: First Jordanian Blogger to be Fined for Smoking

Jad claims he is the first Jordanian blogger to be fined .. for smoking!

Yemen: Hadhramout's History

Omar Barsawad from Yemen links to an article which celebrates Hadhramout's history.

Kuwait: Where is the Oil Money?

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...

UAE: 100 Children by 2015

Secret Dubai reports about a UAE citizen who hopes to have 100 children by 2015 in this post.

Iraq: Witness to a Car Explosion

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.

Russia: Xenophobia and Violence

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...

Russia: Photos From St. Pete and Vyborg

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...

Russia: Speaking Russian Properly

Megan Case writes about a somewhat annoying initiative to get everyone to speak Russian “properly.”

Bulgaria: “Roma Vendetta”

Eternal Remont writes about Roma violence in Sofia: “Two Words I NEVER Wanted to See in a Headline Together […] Roma Vendetta.”

Russia: Betting on the Next President

The British are betting on who's going to be the next Russian president, Eternal Remont reports.

Russia: BBC Radio Off Russian FM

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.

Le blog de [moi] [fr]narrates the devastation caused by Hurricane Dean in Martinique and the anguish of not knowing her parents’ whereabouts during the ordeal.

Russia: Down's Syndrome Association

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.

Iran:Iranian nature

Mohammad Darvish, a leading environmental blogger,shows us great photos of country's nature in his photoblog.

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