1 December 2007

Stories from 1 December 2007

Iran:National Peace Council

  1 December 2007

Fardablog reports that the Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist,Shirin Ebadi, about two weeks ago, announced that she intends to launch National Peace Council in Iran.Her slogan is no to war,yes to peace and human rights.She says there is a real danger of war between Iran and USA.

Egypt: Annapolis Adieu

  1 December 2007

"Annapolis, Annapolis, this name is haunting me everywhere I go - in newspapers and blogs and on TV. For me, Annapolis seems to be a Greek city near The Acropolis, or something. But the truth is, it is an American city where a peace conference was held between the Arabs, Israelis, and Americans," writes Tarek Amr, who gives us a new perspective on the peace talks.

Africa: The African Diaspora Film Festival

  1 December 2007

The African Diaspora Film Festival is taking place in New York: “The program for the 15th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival, which will take place in New York on November 23-December 9, 2007, has a special “Portugal and Africa Program,” which includes old and new films about Lusophone African topics.”

Kyrgyzstan: Thoughts about Elections

  1 December 2007

The Azamat Report opines on the parliamentary election to take place in Kyrgyzstan December 16 this year, and says that the government seems to want to have as many small non-opposition parties in the new Parliament as possible.

Turkmenistan: Anniversary of Assasination

  1 December 2007

Maciula recollects about the fifth anniversary of failed – and highly controversial – assasination attempt against the first leader of Turkmenistan, despotic and notorious Saparmurat Turkmenbashi, and reflect if there are hazards for the new president.

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