Stories from 20 December 2007
At Asiajin, shunichi arai writes about Mixi, Japan's largest and most popular social networking service.
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the history of Cheka and the Red Terror.
Prishtine: Independence and Kanun hosts a discussion of 50 Cent's recent concert in Kosovo.
Srebrenica Genocide Blog has two new posts up: on the atrocities of 1943, and on Darko Trifunovic, a “Srebrenica genocide denier” employed by the University of Belgrade's Faculty of Security Studies. In a comment, Alan Jakšić of Serbian Anarchist recommends that Daniel of Srebrenica Genocide Blog file a “formal complaint”...
Balkan Anarchist posts a blogroll of sorts, listing all blogs (mostly Balkan, but not exclusively so) he has left comments at in 2007. Of special notice are Genocide in Bosnia, a blog by an exile from Srebrenica, and this discussion at Srebrenica Genocide Blog.
Kolin of Living in Shkoder writes about corruption in Albania and answers a reader's question: “As a foreigner, have you ever bribed an Albanian official?”
Living in Shkoder writes about winter and wood burning stoves in Albania.
José Carlos Matias [pt] publishes pictures and videos to mark the eighth anniversary of Macau's reversion to Chinese rule, among which images of today's workers march demanding more democracy and a corruption-free government.
Felipe Lobo [pt] analyses the many reactions brought by a post published in Portuguese at the American site propeller, among which comments like “Our national language is English! If you want to post something, do so in English”. The Brazilian blogger believes they will carry on speaking in Portuguese and...
Kuwaiti firemen were out in full force – to rescue a cat. Read Mark‘s report with photographs here.
Najma from Iraq shares with us how she celebrated Eid Al Adha in this post.
Jordanian blogger Mohammad Azraq is back from a conference in Lebanon. Read his observations here.
The Arabist from Egypt posts a security circular for the rich Zamalek district in this post.
The sectarian rift between the Islamic Sunni and Shia sects is haunting Egyptian blogger D B Shobrawy‘s dreams. Read about that here.
“(A)ny state that defines itself as “Arab” would be equally guilty of the racism that Israel is being accused of,” writes The Elder of Zion, in this post, which lists excerpts from the constitutions of a number of Arab countries and Iran.
Bahraini blogger emoodz writes (Ar) about the death of a Bahraini demonstrator in this post.
Bahraini blogger Ammar shares scenes from his country's national day celebrations in this photo post.
Turkish blogger Murat Altinbasak shares his dreams with us in this post.
Hassan al-Quwatli, the oldest son of Syrian President Shukri al-Quwatli [1943-1949, 1955-1958] has died in Saudi Arabia. Syria Comment has an obituary here.
Jerusalem Gypsy, from Israel, holds an interfaith Hanukkah party – with Muslims and Jews.
Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid Al Adha - which commemorates Ibrahim's (Abraham's) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael for Allah (God). It also culminates the Hajj, an annual pilgrimage to Mecca, which has this year attracted more than 2 million people. Here's how bloggers from the region marked the occasion.