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18 November 2007

Stories from 18 November 2007

Iraq: Football Players Seek Asylum in Australia

Three Iraqi football players are seeking asylum in Australia, says Iraqi blogger Ladybird.

Iran:No to Circus

Several Iranian Green bloggers,including Mojgan Jamshidi,say[Fa] “no to circus” in Pardisan Natural Park in Tehran.They say that it is shameful to see suffering animals in a natural park.

Iran:Expensive dogs protect Ahmadinejad

Istgah reports[Fa] that the four dogs recently added to Ahmadinejad’s security team have been purchased form Germany for $150,000 each.

Brazil: Recycling the idea of recycling

“If there is anything that should be recycled in Brazil, it is the concept that Brazilians have of recycling itself”. Starting by this idea, Nivaldo Simões shows in a detailed...

Lebanon: Compromise President

The Blacksmiths of Lebanon discuss who the ideal ‘comprise’ president of Lebanon could be in this post.

Brazil: Black Pride and the racism debate

From 1550 to 1888 at least 3 million Africans were brutally shipped to Brazil by the slave trade, making nearly half of all the slaves brought to South America. Most...

Jordan: My First Crush

Jordanian Roba Al Assi takes us on a trip down memory lane to her school days in Saudi Arabia and her first crush. Read about it here.

Bahrain: Gas Deal with Iran

Iran has signed a multi-billion gas deal with Bahrain. Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif has the details here.

Bahrain: GulfRun Photos

Lebanese blogger Mark, who lives in Kuwait, posts pictures of GulfRun, a motor sports race from Bahrain, here.

Palestine: Crossing Checkpoints

Marcy Newman is in Palestine and writes about her experiences crossing checkpoints and visiting Palestinian villages there.

Jordan: Election Watchdog

Jordanian site 7iber is starting a new citizen journalism experiment – an election watchdog, writes Naseem Al Tarawnah.

Morocco: Trampling Marakkesh

Marakkesh is regaining its days of glory as the Mecca of tourists. With new mentions in international media, what do Moroccan bloggers have to say about the influx of tourists...

Kuwait: Busy with Activities

It seems as if it's activity week in Kuwait. With cooler weather, Kuwait's bloggers are out of the doldrums and writing about their everyday activities. Kuwaiti blogger Abdullatof AlOmar has...

Armenia: Return of the King President

Levon Ter Petrosian, Opposition Rally, Liberty Square, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia Without a doubt, the most significant event this winter has been the return of the first president, Levon Ter...

Brazil: Updates from the BlogCamp BH

Superfície Reflexiva has live updates [pt] from BlogCamp BH, a bloggers meeting in Minas Gerais taking place this weekend. Ronaldo Ferraz is experimenting reporting also through a new tool, Twitter....

Brazil: Without internet for 95 hours, 43 min, 17 sec, and couting…

Surviving since Tuesday night with no internet connection and blogging from an Internet cafe, Gabriela Zago [pt] describes the Brasil Telecom service as the worst ever: “They informed us by...

Brazil: First student radio celebrates gold anniversary

Milton Ribeiro celebrates [pt] Radio Universidade's 50th anniversary. This radio run by students at the University of Rio Grande do Sul was the very first station he tuned into. “I...

Laos: Development in Pakse

Laovoices has images from fast developing river town Pakse in Laos.

Philippines: Adsense Earnings Via Western Union

If you are in Malaysia or Philippines, you can get your google adsense earnings through Western Union.

Nicaragua: Software Freedom Day Group Wins Award

Organizers of the Software Freedom Day in Managua, Nicaragua received some good news. Their event is similar to other events held around the world designed to introduce and discuss the...

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