Stories from 4 December 2007
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.
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 and the United Arab Emirates.
Foreign Notes writes about Ukraine's newly-elected 33-year-old parliament speaker – Arseniy Yatseniuk.
Lebanese Mark, who lives in Kuwait, posts car number plates from Kuwait.
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.
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 for $30 million.”
Jordanian Firas discusses the region's politics in pictures.
Sean's Russia Blog writes on what the new Duma is likely to look like.
A Muslim clergyman from Egypt is preaching tolerance towards homosexuals, reports Jordanian Mohammed Al Azraq.
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 with the nationwide results: “Sochi residents as a whole, it seems, represent average Russia’s opinions.”
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.
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.”
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 Nazim Nadirov probably have little in common other than their given name. But I know you readers are suckers for...
La Russophobe asked the Washington Post's Moscow bureau chief a question during an online chat yesterday.
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the Holocaust in Latvia.
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 promise for happiness and comfort.Kosoof says what happened to these slogans? He adds there is no sign of comfort and...
Maryam Majd has published several photos of a theater piece in Tehran.
Montego Bay Day By Day is “only seeing green” as Jamaica prepares for local government elections tomorrow.
In Nigeria, we love our green laptops, writes Sokari.
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: “where are the white trainers? We need white trainers.”
Indian Muslims on being nominated for the Brass Crescent awards.