Stories from 26 October 2007
Iran:”Nuclear Bomb and Blackmail”
View from Iran shares her Iranian friend's opinon on Iranian nuclear crisis. This friend,Reza, says :“It’s not that I think that Iran will actually use a bomb.I think they’ll just use it as blackmail.” He goes on to tell me that anyone who thinks that the current government of Iran...
Iran:Letter to Yahoo
Kourosh Ziabari has written a letter to Yahoo:”Yahoo mail has recently removed “Iran” from the list of world countries in its signup page!We, therefore, ask Yahoo! to add Iran to the mentioned list again.”
Iran:First step towards USA-Iran war
Hassan Agha says[Fa] that USA started to impose sanctions against Iranian Revolutionary Guards and considers it as a terrorist group.The blogger writes it is the first step towards a USA-Iran war.
Sri Lanka: Anuradhapura, Terrorism and Hillary Clinton
On October 22, an air force base at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka was attacked by a Tamil Tiger suicide squad. [News: BBC]. According to BBC, Tamil Tigers claimed to have destroyed eight aircraft including spy places while losing 21 of their fighters. According to the Sri Lankan Government just two helicopters...
Saudi Arabia: Drunk Drivers
Saudi blogger Saudi Jeans discusses the perils of drunk drivers in a country where alcohol is illegal.
Saudi Arabia: Dumbledore is What?
Mochness from Saudi Arabia is confused about Harry Potter's Dumbledore's sexuality and would rather come to another conclusion.
Syria: Duhumanizing Transexuals
Syrian blogger Golaniya discusses an alarming situation in which a “woman” who was undressed and videotaped by the Syrian police at the police station was a “man with woman's organs.”
Syria: Describing Damascus
“How do you describe a city like Damascus? It's like trying to describe the woman you love: you simply just can't,” notes Syrian blogger Kinano.
Jordan: Media and Elections Snippets
Jordanian Lina Ejeilat shares with us snippets of news about media and the upcoming Jordanian parliamentary elections in this post. Among the snippets is an article about 46 women from Erbid running in the elections.
Jordan: Dulicate Names
“One of the (dirty) tricks played in elections here is the running of candidates with similar names. Typically, one of these candidates is paid to run in order to bleed off votes from a legitimate candidate,” explains Jordanian blogger Khalaf, who is updating us on the upcoming Parliamentary elections in...
Iraq: D Cups and the Greenzone
Neurotic Iraqi Wife complains about life in the Greenzone – where she says backstabbing and D cups are the rule.
Egypt: Favourite Blogger Day
Egyptian blogger Arima spreads Rebellious Arab Girl‘s suggestion: “On Saturday, the 27th of October, I am starting the official “Blog about your favorite blogger” day. On this day, each blogger should dedicate a post on who their favorite blogger is and why. This way, more people will know about your...
Argentina: Google To Open in Buenos Aires
Leandro Zanoni of eBlog [ES] writes about Google opening up its third operations center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Queen Katarina
YakimaGulagLiteraryGazett remembers the last queen of Bosnia.
Bulgaria: No Fear of Iran?
The Balkan Yankee thinks that, contrary to what George W. Bush may want to believe, “the last thing on anyone’s mind in Bulgaria is the looming fear of an Iranian attack.”
The Balkans: The Language Issue
Balkan Baby writes about the “language issue” in the Balkans: “What language do we speak when we are in the countries that once made up Yugoslavia? In Slovenia and Macedonia the answer is quite simple since these two countries both had their own languages which were recognised by the Yugoslav...
Croatia, U.K.: Film Festival
Balkan Baby writes about the Closer Croatia Croatian Film Festival that took place in London earlier this month.
Albania: Real Estate
Living in Shkoder, Albania writes about the new construction and other real estate issues in Albania.
Albania: Parking Problems; Bridge Reconstruction
Albanian Blogger writes about parking problems in Tirana and the reconstruction of a pedestrian bridge over the Lana River.
Poland: Civic Platform's Prospects
Dr. Sean's Diary discusses the prospects of Donald Tusk's Civic Platform.
Serbia: Milosevic's Propaganda
Srebrenica Genocide Blog explains why Slobodan Milosevic was “a clever mass murderer” whose “attempts to shift blame on the victims failed miserably” – but whose propaganda “is well and alive even today.”