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17 December 2007

Stories from 17 December 2007

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Dragomir Milosevic Gets 33 Years

Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports on the sentencing of Dragomir Milosevic “for the shelling and terrorism campaign (all 5 counts of terror) against Sarajevo and its citizens from August 1994 to...

Algeria: Sitting in a Tent

Algerian blogger Jilal (Ar/Fr) has achieved a life long dream and sat in a tent – not in the Middle East, but in Paris. Click here for photographs.

Libya: Modern Day Amazons

Lalla Lydia sheds light on Libyan president Muammer Gadaffi's all women security guards in this post.

Iraq: Alive in Baghdad Correspondent Killed

Alive in Baghdad‘s special correspondent in Iraq Ali Shafeya was killed at his home in Sadr City, announced the site, which is collecting donations for his funeral and family. Ali...

Russia: Andrew Kuchins’ Report

Eternal Remont writes about Andrew C. Kuchins’ “Alternative Futures for Russia to 2017″ report and the Russian media's reaction to it.

China: Pollution map of China released

Just days after organizers of next year's Beijing Olympics say the games might need to be rescheduled due to harmful pollution levels, prominent environmentalists release their China Air Pollution Map,...

Slovenia: Political Battles

An update on Slovenia's political battles – over at Sleeping With Pengovsky, here and here.

Caribbean: A More Violent World?

Are we living in a more violent world? Some say we are; others believe that violence is simply more widely reported. Earlier this year, the World Bank suggested that the...

Sri Lanka: Abducted by the LTTE

aruni pradeepika reports that her father has been abducted by the LTTE.

Pakistan, Bangladesh: 36 years

All Things Pakistan on Bangladesh turning 36, and the need to bring Pakistanis stranded in camps back to Pakistan.

Venezuela: Forum on Social Issues

Gustavo Coronel of Las Armas de Coronel summarizes the content of a forum about Venezuelan social issues held at the Center of Strategic and International Studies.

Morocco: Improve Aeroport Mohammed V

Moroccan Adilski has finally arrived in Casablanca – after 20 hours in airports in three continents – and offers advice on how to improve the conditions at Aeroport Mohammed V.

Nepal: Nepali Congress and Socialism

United We Blog! on the apparent gap between talk and action when it comes to the Nepali Congress.

Morocco: On Hammams

From Morocco, Samuel Gunter writes about bathing or the Hammam (public baths).

Lebanon: Who Killed Francois Hajj and Why?

Lebanon grabs the international headlines again, with another assassination. Who was killed and why? Who is blaming whom and what have the region's bloggers got to say.

Bangladesh: On Justice

Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers on the renewed call for justice in the context of war criminals of 1971, and if it's just a ploy to hide the misdeeds of the...

Bangladesh: Documenting genocide

On Victory Day in Bangladesh, Rezwan announces “I have started a project supported by E-Bangladesh which will publish an online archive of all the available information, evidence, eye witness portraying...

Ecuador: Daily Expressions

Some of the daily expressions used by Ecuadorans may be difficult to understand [es]. Luigi Salas provides a list with detailed meanings to expressions used in Ecuador.

Panama: The Kuna Indigenous Group and the Use of Technology

The Kuna indigenous group in Panama have had very little access to internet and other technologies. Gilberto Alemancia, is of Kuna ethnicity, and is a well-experienced photographer and a tourism...

Nicaragua: Mombacho Volcano Memories

Nicaragua de Mis Recuerdos [es] reminisces about the “charming” Mombacho volcano in Nicaragua.

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