Stories from 18 October 2007
Debito reports that Japanese employers have been forced to start reporting all their non-Japanese workers to the government, in an attempt by the government to crack down on illegals.
Illyrian Gazette reports that Macedonia is mourning Toše Proeski, one of the most popular singers throughout the ex-Yugoslav states, who was killed in a car accident in Croatia.
“Growth in the number of Russians going online has slowed overall this year and may even have been reversed in some places,” Window on Eurasia reports.
Robert Amsterdam writes about Vladimir Bukovski's return to Russia.
Russia beats England, in football. More at Sean's Russia Blog and Siberian Light.
Details of Putin's visit to Tehran – at Window on Eurasia, Sean's Russia Blog, Robert Amsterdam's blog, and Informed Comment: Global Affairs.
On Oct. 13, a gas explosion destroyed much of a 10-story apartment building in Dnipropetrovsk, killing at least 23 people (including seven children). LJ user didaio (Denis Davydov) has been at the site of the tragedy, blogging about it ever since it occurred.
Vantage Point writes a tongue-in-cheek post on the issue of the Indo-US nuclear deal.
Bangladesh Army Chief, General Moeen Ahmed, is visiting the US and Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers poses a set of questions.
Metroblogging Lahore and Metroblogging Karachi on the bomb blasts in Karachi attacking Benazir Bhutto.
Metroblogging Karachi has an open thread discussing the return of Benazir Bhutto to Pakistan.
In Brazil last week, it was difficult to find blogs that did not post about the debate over the causes of urban violence. It all began on the web when people “pre-released” the leaked copy of the film ‘Elite Squad’. By now the polemic has reverberated and evolved into a...
As Ethan Hunt said in her blog (zh), Ang Lee's Lust, Caution aroused a debate on re-appraisal of the “patriotic traitors” during the anti-Japanese war (1937-1945) in Taiwan. The blogger has scanned a debate between two Taiwan scholars Lung Ying Tai and Wang Yongzu in her blog. Lung rereads the...
“Why in the world would you want to take one of the few relatively undeveloped and beautiful places in Al Ain and put touristy junk up there?” complains Al Ain-based blogger BRN.
Seabee from Dubai complains about the cleanliness of streets in this post.
Ola Eliwat, from Jordan, draws our attention to the world's oldest blogger – Olive Riley from Australia, who is blogging away at the age of 108!
Friends of Al Jazeera discusses a the relative performances of al-Jazeera and the Washington Post during the Iraq war.
“Amman the capital of Jordan has it's own blog! (being managed by the Greater Amman Municipality) and being hosted by Jeeran (Ar),” writes blogger Qwaider.
“You would think that, five days from the Parliamentary session which will supposedly elect Lebanon's next President, Beirut would be abuzz with news. You would be wrong,” writes blogger David Kenner.