Stories from 2 November 2007
Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve highlights several fear-inducing incidents that recently took place in Honduras, including the kidnapping of the brother of a footballer playing in the UK.
Srebrenica Genocide Blog writes about Srebrenica genocide denier Milivoje Ivanisevic and the former Dutch peacekeepers visit to Srebrenica.
i, Bobo posts news coverage of an unsettling story in which a 15-year-old French boy was kidnapped and raped by locals in the UAE.
Finding Karadzic posts a translation of an Italian newspaper article on the war criminal's possible whereabouts.
“Can you believe they’re now Facebooking pictures they like rather than resorting to the white pages?” asks Roba Al Assi from Jordan.
TOL's Balkanizer writes about political instability in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Secret Dubai Diary discusses money, crime and punishment in the UAE in this post.
The Balkan Yankee answers questions about Bulgaria: its technological development, its roads, police, and the people.
Balkan Baby writes: “The football scene in Croatia, and for that matter all across the Balkans, has for a long time been a remaining bastion of tasteless nationalist sentiment, the border post where one can cross over from patriotism and passion to offensiveness and blind stupidity.”
Balkan Anarchist responds to Balkan Baby on the issue of the language(s) spoken in the Balkans.
Transatlantic Politics writes about corruption and impunity in Romania: “If the current trends in the Romanian justice system are kept, the EU might very soon deal with one great failure of the enlargement process: a member state with a dysfunctional rule of law and ramping corruption.”
Edward Lucas reposts his diary from a recent trip to Estonia and Poland and the Czech Republic. Itching for Eestimaa comments on a few of the points made by Lucas.
Armenia and me posts an account and photographs of what is a rare sight indeed — 150 Scandinavian running through Yerevan's Victory Park as part of a World Wide Orienteering Promotion. Arriving in the country from Iran, the blog reports that local onlookers were at first shocked to see so...
Bangalore is the focus of this post. Bangalore is the capital of the southern state of Karnataka and and is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India. Once known as the “garden city” of India, the city has morphed into a sprawling metropolis with poor infrastructure and a...
aljuhara on “Weaning Sri Lanka” – getting off the dairy-dependency.
India Daily on how 80% of people in India have no access to a toilet. A sobering thought considering the World’s 7th World Toilet Summit is going to be held in India this week.
With general elections looming on 5 November, bloggers in Trinidad and Tobago respond to the three main parties' campaigns with frustration, anger — and satire.
All Things Pakistan comes up with a witty but telling list of female stereotypes that a “male middle class Muslim” perceives.
Red, Black and White comments on the current political turmoil in Pakistan and wonders if there's a silver lining at all.
Mash on the media giving in to the pressure of the “unelected unaccountable military government”.
These days, particularly since the events of 9/11, a latent fear of "terror" has come to lurk in the hearts of many a concerned citizen. But how far away are the terrorists, really? This week in Japan, they suddenly seemed to get a whole lot closer when Justice Minister Hatoyama Kunio, just recently appointed to his cabinet position, revealed in an off-hand comment that a "friend of a friend" of his belonged to al-Qaeda.