Stories from 17 December 2007
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 late 1995.”
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.
Lalla Lydia sheds light on Libyan president Muammer Gadaffi's all women security guards in this post.
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 took 31 bullets between the chest and the head and died immediately. Two of his brothers were killed in the...
Eternal Remont writes about Andrew C. Kuchins’ “Alternative Futures for Russia to 2017″ report and the Russian media's reaction to it.
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, showing how and where more than 4,000 corporations—multinationals among them—have left their toxic mark, names included.
An update on Slovenia's political battles – over at Sleeping With Pengovsky, here and here.
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 Caribbean (as a region) may have the highest murder rate in the world - and it is having a serious effect on economic growth. More and more, Caribbean bloggers are discussing the issue - and their concerns transcend territorial boundaries, economic realities and regional politics...
aruni pradeepika reports that her father has been abducted by the LTTE.
All Things Pakistan on Bangladesh turning 36, and the need to bring Pakistanis stranded in camps back to Pakistan.
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.
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.
United We Blog! on the apparent gap between talk and action when it comes to the Nepali Congress.
From Morocco, Samuel Gunter writes about bathing or the Hammam (public baths).
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 current government.
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 the true story of the genocide committed by the Pakistanis in 1971″.
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.
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 guide. On some excursions, he has conducted digital photography workshops to children in remote regions of the country. Melissa De León had the opportunity to interview Alemancia about his passion.
Nicaragua de Mis Recuerdos [es] reminisces about the “charming” Mombacho volcano in Nicaragua.
Honduran National Congress president Roberto Micheletti will be able to run for President after a favorable Supreme Court ruling according to Honduras News.