5 December 2007

Stories from 5 December 2007

Russia: Muslims For Putin

  5 December 2007

Window on Eurasia writes on the voting patterns of Russia's Muslims: “Muslims voted for United Russia and thus endorsed Putin, according to Abdulla Rinat Mukhametov, the head of Islam.ru’s research department, in order to demonstrate that they are ‘for a strong, united and socially oriented state’ and thus put to...

Iran:What is George Bush Smoking?

  5 December 2007

Farideh Farhi, a USA based Iranian academic,writes about President Bush's reaction to a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) that concludes Iran does not currently have a nuclear weapons program.Farideh has chosen “what is George Bush smoking” as title for her post.

Bahrain: Iran's Uranium Enrichment

  5 December 2007

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif shares his thoughts on Iran's nuclear programme, in the light of a new document which says that Iran has shelved its programme in 2003 and is only pursuing uranium enrichment for peaceful purposes.

Bahrain: Petition for Human Rights Activist

  5 December 2007

The Arab Program for Human Rights has launched a petition in solidarity with Bahraini human rights activist Mohammed Al Maskati, who is facing trial for operating the Bahrain Youth Society Human Rights without a government permit. Mideast Youth hosts it here.

Georgia: Imedi Back on Air

  5 December 2007

TOL Georgia reports that the Georgian authorities will allow Imedi TV back on air ahead of the January presidential election. However, there are concerns that it might take as long as three months before Imedi TV can resume broadcasting.

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