Stories from 6 September 2007
Aussie Dave, from Israel, wraps up reactions on the latest developments about the possible shooting of an Israeli warplane, which flew over Syrian airspace and dropped ammunition, by Syria.
From Israel, David Bogner writes about his son Yohana in this personal post. He says: “Our little boy isn't sick in the conventional sense so wishes of ‘I hope he gets better’ are not really called for. He isn't retarded… in fact the doctors all agree he is smart as...
Iraq the Model asks : Is Islam the solution for ending the violence in Iraq? His answer is: “(R)eality proved that political Islam is in fact the problem, not the solution. And this is true not only in Iraq but in many other countries in the region that are full...
In this week's Afghanistan blog tour, Joshua Foust reports about culturally insensitive footballs, the beautiful city of Herat, suicide bombs in Kabul and a lack of foreign investment.
Iraqi blogger Riverbend writes a very touching post about escaping Iraq and its war to Syria. “My aunt and uncle watched us sorrowfully. There’s no other word to describe it. It was the same look I got in my eyes when I watched other relatives and friends prepare to leave....
A TV host of the once oppositional station almost gets fired for reporting on the cost of education for president Yushchenko's children. Ukrainiana asks: “Is Channel 5 — held in high esteem as the ice-breaker of the Orange Revolution, in what was then a tightly knit ensemble of Big Brother...
Bahraini blogger Esra'a writes a follow up on the case of a South African film maker who alleges that she was recruited to Bahrain, duped, kidnapped and deported, after her contract with her sponsor fell apart. Blogger Mahmood Al Yousif chimes in.
Ukrainiana reports and posts pictures from Kyiv's peaceful political bazaar.
Egyptian blogger D.B. Shobrawy writes about the time he almost drowned, while swimming in Agami, off Alexandria.
The early parliamentary election is in three weeks, but the Ukrainian parliament has recently reconvened, Foreign Notes reports, “despite three [or was it four?] presidential decrees to dissolve it.”
Egyptian Sandmonkey is blogging again and promises to take it slow – until he finds his feet again.
Sean's Russia Blog posts an update on Anna Politkovskaya's murder investigation and writes about the nationalist politics behind Russia's football fandom.
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the Red Army commander Vasily Chapayev, killed in 1919, and about the relationship between the Soviet Union and Bulgaria during WWII.
Lucia Candu of Public Policy Watch writes about Moldova's Independence Day and patriotism.
Alexei Ghertescu of Law in Moldova writes about a recent scandal in the Moldovan judiciary.
Kamangir published screen-shots taken from the Pink Panther movie the Islamic Republic has managed to “put together”. Watch here to see how Beyonce Knowles goes Islamic!Iranian TV decided to cover Beyonce's body!
Moscow City Day celebrations this year coincided with the third anniversary of the Beslan school siege. Some Russian bloggers discussed the regime's attempts to make people forget the unforgettable tragic event of September 1-3, 2004.
Kourosh Ziabari informs [Fa]us that Mahmoud Behzad, who is considered as the father of modern biology in Iran,died in Rasht,a northern city in Iran.The blogger says it is pity that in Iran, we get used to admiring our elite only after their death.
“More than a century after the abolition of slavery, Brazil still has small remnant “quilombos”, free settlements created by fugitive African slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries”. Read the full report Brazil: ‘Quilombo’ Communities Fight Exclusion.
“A school for fashion in one of Brazil's most notorious favelas is proving to be quite a hit, not just with the students who dream of a better life, but also with the local residents who were the special guest at there violent neighbourhood's first fashion show”. See a video...
Very Random Thoughts on visiting Hampi in India.