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19 September 2007

Stories from 19 September 2007

Algerian: Middle Eastern Studies in the US

Algerian blogger Nouri discusses university programmes in the US which offer Middle Eastern studies.

Syria: Message of Peace

Syrian blogger Yaser met with Giordano and Luca, two Italians, “travelling around the countries of the Mediterranean to spread the message of peace and harmony with a simple gesture ..a...

Bangladesh: IT and computer literacy

Voice of South on computer literacy program as an innovative way to spread IT in rural Bangladesh.

Latvia: N. Irish Football Fans and Russian Nationalists

All About Latvia writes about an encounter between Northern Irish football fans and Russian nationalists in Riga.

Latvia: Parliament Speaker's Quote

All About Latvia quotes the parliament speaker: “I’m prepared to do what’s best for the country, but I don’t know what that is.”

India: Sexual Harassment at the workplace

Ultra Violet on sexual harassment in the workplace in India and on corporate reactions.

Poland: Bio Fuel and Price of Bread

The beatroot explains the connection between bio fuel and a doubling in the price of bread in Poland.

Former Soviet Union: Yegor Gaidar's Book

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis reads Yegor Gaidar's book, in which the Soviet Union's collapse is explained from an economic perspective.

Lebanon: MP Antoine Ghanem Assassinated

Member of the Lebanese Parliament Antoine Ghanem was assassinated today by a bomb that targeted his car in Beirut’s suburb of Sin el-Fil, Hursh Tabet area. Mr. Ghanem, 64, was...

Russia: Moscow's “Unusual People and Peculiar Foods”

BusterPh.D.Candidate of moscowthroughbrowneyes writes about “unusual people and peculiar foods” that make Moscow feel like home.

Nepal: Writers and reading culture

Wagle Street Journal on the reading culture in Nepal and writers becoming celebrities.

Nepal: Quitting the Government

The Radiant Star on the Maoists quitting the government, and on what's next on the cards.

Nepal: Maoists and Politics

Kathmandu Speaks on why the Maoists should learn politics.

Free Speech Roundup: Turkey, Russia, Pakistan, India

For the second time in a year, a Turkish court ordered, on Tuesday September 18, to block access to YouTube.com over videos deemed insulting to the country's leaders. In Russia,...

Lebanon: Terrorist Explosion

“A large terrorist explosion targetted the Sin el Fil area on the outskirt of Beirut. LBC is reporting that the explosion is near Antoine Library. The reporter is saying that...

Korea: Moon Festival Symptoms

The Moon Festival is approaching and that means Koreans are debating certain issues related to the festival. People join the long lines of traffic as they had back to their...

Trinidad & Tobago: We Are Open

“Claiming to ‘be open’ doesn't mean you are being open. Know your audience. Globalization is built on this principle, as is Free Software/Open Source and Open Content”: KnowProSE.com thinks it's...

Jamaica: Letter to the PM

Jamaica Citizen writes a letter to new Prime Minister Bruce Golding.

Hong Kong: Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Frankenchoi writes his experience in living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (zh). The disease is related with pressure and anger and the patient needs to regulate his / her diet...

Jamaica: Why Winkler Writes

“Personally, I think our triumph in having produced two Nobel laureates in literature owes something to the barrenness of our literary tradition”: Geoffrey Philp features Jamaican author Anthony C. Winkler...

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