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11 October 2007

Stories from 11 October 2007

Egypt: 80 Lashes = An Upside Down Country

What happens when you mix a desperate dictator, a corrupt religious leader, opposition voices and a vulnerable nation? A dysfunctional union between Hosni Mubarak, Al Azhar University and their anti-freedom...

Russia: Moscow Migrants; Practicing Believers

According to the Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, “nearly two out of every three Muscovites now favor expelling [migrants] from the city and blocking any new arrivals.”...

Russia, England: More on the Football Game

More on the upcoming Russia vs England football game – at Siberian Light.

Russia: Forever Putin?

Russian politicians and public figures answer this question about Vladimir Putin: “Is he [with us] forever now?” Scraps of Moscow translates their answers.

Saudi Arabia: Better to be a Woman

Rasheed from Saudi Arabia explains why it is better to be a woman when you want to go to the mall in Saudi Arabia.

Latvia: Indulis Emsis

Latvian Abroad writes about the bizarre scandal that has caused resignation of Latvia's parliament speaker, Indulis Emsis. Marginalia notes that Emsis also used to be “the world's first Green Prime...

Latvia: Citizenship Debate

So far, there are 121 comments to the “Stateless in Latvia” post at Euroblog by BBC's Europe editor Mark Mardell – and All About Latvia is tired of explaining Latvia's...

Macedonia: Online News Sources

The Macedonian Tendency lists some online resources on Macedonian issues.

Poland, Iraq: Attack on the Ambassador

“Poles are a target in Iraq because they are part of the occupation,” writes the beatroot in a post about last week's attack on the Polish Ambassador in Baghdad.

Poland: Campaign as “Spectator Sports”

Less than two weeks remaining before the general election in Poland, the beatroot writes about the contenders’ “personalities” and their chances for winning.

Poland: Irena Sendlerowa, 97, for Nobel

The beatroot writes about the woman who may beat Bono and Al Gore to the Nobel Peace Prize this year: “Twenty four years after Lech Walesa won it, 97-year-old Irena...

Ukraine: Milla Jovovich Ukrainian Song

Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about an unlikely subject: Milla Jovovich. Her 1994 album – “one of the best kept musical secrets of the 90's” – includes a Ukrainian folk song...

Saudi Arabia: Women Activists on the Move

“I don’t know why, but apparently we get a lot of our important decisions made during the last ten days of Ramadhan…I guess our government is always inspired by the...

Iraq: The Politics of Death

“I must admit that I'm amazed by this sudden interest in the deaths of Iraqi civilians at the hands of security contractors. (..) While I'm glad it's in the news,...

Egypt: 80 Lashes for Spreading Rumours

“During a religious celebration commemorating the eve Quran descended from heaven, Mohamed Sayid Tantawi, sheikh of Azhar mosque preached a crowd of state officials including President Mubarak, finding religious grounds...

Bahrain: Eid Mubarak

“(L)et me wish you all a very good, healthy, peaceful and prosperous Eid enjoyed with your kith and kin. Spare a thought too to those less fortunate and try to...

Bahrain: Getting Ready for Eid

“Yes, another Ramadan has come and went, and Eid is very nearly upon us. Everywhere seems to be busy; the shops are full at night with people rushing the last...

Sudan: SocialRank and Sudan Daily Voices

“We now have Sudan’s DailyVoices, a site powered by SocialRank (and which I requested the SocialRank team to make). Everyday it displays the top 15 popular posts and blogs on...

Kenya: Mzalendo update

Updates from Mzalendo (An Eye on Kenyan Parliament): “Another round of improvements and updates to make it easier for Mzalendo.com to use. We now have a continuous ticker of the...

Kenya: Mzalendo update

Updates from Mzalendo (An Eye on Kenyan Parliament): “Another round of improvements and updates to make it easier for Mzalendo.com to use. We now have a continuous ticker of the...

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