20 October 2007

Stories from 20 October 2007

Iran:Save Oceans

  20 October 2007

Three speakers spoke about saving oceans in Pop!Tech conference.Paris Marashi,Iranian-American blogger says that Claire Nouvian, a filmmaker, journalist, explains how deep sea creatures are a mystery to many, and the major threats that occur as a result of deep sea mining, dumping, and trawling.

Iran:”Dangerous Resignation of Ali Larijani”

  20 October 2007

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,former vice president, writes in Webneveshteha that “the news that resignation of Mr. Ali Larijani, Secretary of the [National] Security Council, was accepted, is one of the most important events in the present situation of the country…Larijani had to prepare himself for the negotiation while the president had...

Korea: Eating Alone and Loneliness

  20 October 2007

In a major newspaper, there was a column about eating alone. “Eating alone, you should be strong.” Citing the script of a movie, Hope Floats, the columnist says how difficult eating alone is and especially in Korea. After the column, there is a compilation of how bloggers think about the...

The War in Abkhazia – ‘Cyxymu’ Remembers

  20 October 2007

Blogger cyxymu - whose Russian-language blog is devoted to the “memories of Sukhumi, the war and the pain” - spent the second half of September marking the 14th anniversary of the storm of the Abkhaz capital, which dealt a final defeat to the Georgian forces in their war with Abkhazia. Lyndon Allin translates from some of cyxymu's entries, and reviews and comments on the others.

Morocco: Seven Women Ministers

  20 October 2007

“Morocco got a new government on Monday after nearly a month of tough negotiations, with seven women among the 34 ministers – and none from the Islamic party that placed second in parliamentary elections last month,” announced Moroccan blog The View From Fez.

Oman: Ramadhan TV a Let Down

  20 October 2007

“RamadhanTV did not go exactly as I planned, I was let down by a number of key people that were supposed to contribute in it, I lost the Internet connection at my place in Muscat for the whole of Ramadhan so I could not make many updates myself, and I...

Palestine: Buying a House in Palestine

  20 October 2007

“So if any of you spanish speaking Russians are thinking of buying a home- go to Israel! In fact, buy my house, will you? Because God knows I can't buy it back from the state of Israel- neither has my family since the day it was taken in 1948,” writes...

Saudi Arabia: English Press Freer

  20 October 2007

“I observed .. that some of the English-language press here do a better job when it comes to reporting important and controversial local stories. Part of this has to do with the fact that they are in English so they are not under the radar of the censorship, but more...

Syria: Watching Iraq News Unfold

  20 October 2007

“I'm watching with interest what is going to happen in northern Iraq. Turkey's MP's have recently authorised military incursions into Iraq, something the Americans definitely do not want,” writes Wassim, from Syria.

Latvia: Protest Rallies

  20 October 2007

All About Latvia writes about the rallies taking place in Riga and about the imminent end of the current government: “Foreigners here observed that to make Latvians come out in such large numbers, you have to really piss them off. And people are pissed.”

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