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25 October 2007

Stories from 25 October 2007

Iran:International Book Exposition

Ghomar Asheganheh informs[Fa] us that this week for the fifth time an “International Book Exposition” will be organised in Tabriz,in north western Iran, where 1000 publishers from all over the...

El Salvador: Funes Under the Watchful Eye of ARENA

Hunnapuh [ES] welcomes FMLN presidential candidate, Mauricio Funes, “to hell” in reference to the following 18 months where he will be under the microscope of the opposition party ARENA prior...

Guatemala: Adoption Fees for Couples

Blog de mi Guatemala [ES] comes across a website for the organization Guatemala Miracles, where the agency charges $25,000 and up for honorariums to help couple adopt a child from...

Puerto Rico: Solutions to Problems

Gil C. Schmidt aka Gil the Jenius provides a series of solutions to Puerto Rico's economic (1, 2) and governmental (1,2) woes.

Ecuador: Correa Criticizes IMF

Danny Ayala Hinojosa of El Federalista [ES] criticizes Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's declarations regarding the International Monetary Fund following a visit with Pope Benedict.

Peru: Memories, Re-encounters and Roots

Alejandro of Peru Food writes a in-depth summary post titled “Memories, Re-encounters, Roots” regarding his recent trip to his native Peru.

Iran:Bookstores in trouble

Iranian government clamps down on bookstores’ coffee shops.Kaghz Pareh says[Fa] that he does not understand the reasons of government's decision in a country where not many people read books.

Indonesia: Proud To Be An Indonesian Blogger

Indonesian blogger Imam Brotoseno has created a fan video for the Indonesian bloggers summit to be held in Jakarta on 27th October. (via Unspun)

Iran:Free Baghi,human rights activist

Freedom for Baghi covers all news about jailed human rights activist,Emad Baghi. Emad Baghi has been arrested about 11 days ago.

Iran: A cartoon about oil and Ahmadinejad

Nikahang, a leading cartoonist and blogger, has published a cartoon about high oil prices and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Philippines: Arroyo Pardons Plunder Convict Estrada

Tonyo Cruz looks at the angry reactions of the bloggers in Philippines after the president Arroyo pardoned former president Estrada Joseph Estrada just a couple of weeks after he wad...

Egypt: Iraqi Prostitutes in Syria

Egyptian blogger Hatshepsut links to an article which discusses the plight of Iraqi refugee women in Syria, who have turned to prostitution to support their families and children.

Syria: On Female Circumcision

Syrian blogger Wassim talks about female circumcision, Hejab (headscarf) and rebels without a clue in this post.

Tunisia: Free Advertising

“In an effort to encourage Arab startups, give them a push and spread out some love: I'm offering free banner space on my blog to promote their services,” announces Subzero...

Turkey: Turkish Army Drive

Amerikan Turk discusses a new interest among people to enlist in the Turkish army.

Dubai Expensive?

Seabee from Dubai compares prices in Dubai and the UK in this post.

Bahamas: Road Rage

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit indulges in “a little road rage”.

Dubai: The Kingdom Review

Dubaiwalla reviews blockbuster The Kingdom in this post.

Trinidad and Tobago: Youth and Politics

Ramblings and Reason refers to a controversial song called called Trinidad and Tobago Sucks to illustrate the sentiment of “a certain segment of the under-thirty population who have educated themselves...

Iraq: Why Arabs are Such a Mess

Iraq Pundit wonders why Arabs are such a mess in this post.

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