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4 December 2007

Stories from 4 December 2007

Kuwait: Smile! You are Going to Jail!

Fonzy, from Kuwait, comments on drug arrests, in which those arrested in connection with the haul are smiling in photographs published in the local Press.

Qatar: Ahmedinejad at GCC Summit

Iranian president Mahmood Ahmedinejad is at the Gulf Summit in Doha. Abu Aardvark sums up some of the reactions here. The Gulf Cooperation Council groups Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait...

Ukraine: Arseniy Yatseniuk

Foreign Notes writes about Ukraine's newly-elected 33-year-old parliament speaker – Arseniy Yatseniuk.

Kuwait: Car Number Plates

Lebanese Mark, who lives in Kuwait, posts car number plates from Kuwait.

Jordan: Torture and Punishment

Natasha Tynes, from Jordan, discusses torture in her country and reports on a new law which penalizes anyone that tortures any citizen to get information.

Russia: LiveJournal Sold

Siberian Light reports on the second biggest news of the Russian blogosphere (after the election results): “LiveJournal, the most popular blog platform in Russia has sold to a Russian company...

Jordan: Politics in Pictures

Jordanian Firas discusses the region's politics in pictures.

Russia: The New Duma

Sean's Russia Blog writes on what the new Duma is likely to look like.

Egypt: Tolerance for Gays

A Muslim clergyman from Egypt is preaching tolerance towards homosexuals, reports Jordanian Mohammed Al Azraq.

Russia: Voting Outside Moscow

Grigory Pasko posts a report on voting outside of Moscow – part 1 and part 2 – at Robert Amsterdam's blog. Sochi Travel Info blog compares Sochi residents’ voting pattern...

Russia: Ballot Stuffing Video

A video of alleged ballot stuffing at a Moscow polling station – one of the current hits in the Russian blogosphere – over at Robert Amsterdam's blog.

Russia: The New York Times Coverage Biased?

Perspectives on the New Russia cites a few readers of the New York Times who are asking the paper's Moscow staff about the “worrying bias in their coverage of Russia.”

Russia: Nazim Hikmet and Nazim Nadirov

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about Nazim Hikmet, a Turkish Communist poet and political activist, and Nazim Nadirov, a Kurdish musician aka Dr. Ethno: “p.s. OK, so Nazim Hikmet and...

Russia: Online Chat With the Washington Post

La Russophobe asked the Washington Post's Moscow bureau chief a question during an online chat yesterday.

Latvia: Holocaust History

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the Holocaust in Latvia.

Iran:From slogan to reality

Kosoof,a leading photo blogger, has published a photo of a dirty wall where we can still see one of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presidential campaign's posters in 2005.On the poster,there is a...

Iran:Photos from a Theater

Maryam Majd has published several photos of a theater piece in Tehran.

Jamaica: It's Not Easy Being Green

Montego Bay Day By Day is “only seeing green” as Jamaica prepares for local government elections tomorrow.

Nigeria: We love our laptops

In Nigeria, we love our green laptops, writes Sokari.

Nigeria: We need White trainers

Jeremy writes about internalized racial inferiority complex: Imagine his dismay at the workshop, with his all-Nigerian team (many of whom are almost as accomplished), when the (public sector) client asked/commented:...

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