11 October 2007

Stories from 11 October 2007

Russia: Moscow Migrants; Practicing Believers

  11 October 2007

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.” Window on Eurasia has more on this – and also on the ratio of practicing Muslims to practicing Orthodox Christians...

Latvia: Indulis Emsis

  11 October 2007

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 Minister” – and writes more on what it means to be Green in Latvia, where “nationalism went hand in hand...

Latvia: Citizenship Debate

  11 October 2007

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 citizenship laws.

Poland: Irena Sendlerowa, 97, for Nobel

  11 October 2007

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 Sendlerowa – who is famous in Poland for protecting many, many Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of WW II...

Saudi Arabia: Women Activists on the Move

  11 October 2007

“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 spirituality of those holy days,” writes Saudi Jeans, who adds that women activists “are planning to take field trips in...

Iraq: The Politics of Death

  11 October 2007

“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, I can't help but ask: What took you so long?” writes IraqPundit.

Egypt: 80 Lashes for Spreading Rumours

  11 October 2007

“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 for whipping rumor spreaders 80 times,” writes Egyptian blogger Nora Younis.

Bahrain: Eid Mubarak

  11 October 2007

“(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 make their Eid enjoyable too,” writes Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif.

Bahrain: Getting Ready for Eid

  11 October 2007

“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 few minutes to buy their new Eid clothes,” writes Bahraini blogger Ammaro, who describes the scene at this time of...

Sudan: SocialRank and Sudan Daily Voices

  11 October 2007

“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 Sudan. How does it do that?,” reports Sudanese Thinker.

Kenya: Mzalendo update

  11 October 2007

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 number of aspirants in the database”

Kenya: Mzalendo update

  11 October 2007

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 number of aspirants in the database”

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