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20 December 2007

Stories from 20 December 2007

Japan: The Mixi Social Network

At Asiajin, shunichi arai writes about Mixi, Japan's largest and most popular social networking service.

Soviet History: The Red Terror

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the history of Cheka and the Red Terror.

Serbia: 50 Cent in Kosovo

Prishtine: Independence and Kanun hosts a discussion of 50 Cent's recent concert in Kosovo.

The Balkans: Fighting Genocide Deniers

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...

The Balkans: A Blogroll, Sort Of

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,...

Albania: On Corruption and Bribery

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?”

Albania: Wood Burning Stoves

Living in Shkoder writes about winter and wood burning stoves in Albania.

Macau: March for democracy and end to corruption

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...

Brazil: We will write in Portuguese indeed

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...

Kuwait: Operation Cat Rescue

Kuwaiti firemen were out in full force – to rescue a cat. Read Mark‘s report with photographs here.

Iraq: Celebrating Eid

Najma from Iraq shares with us how she celebrated Eid Al Adha in this post.

Jordan: Views on Lebanon Conference

Jordanian blogger Mohammad Azraq is back from a conference in Lebanon. Read his observations here.

Egypt: High Alert Security in Zamalek

The Arabist from Egypt posts a security circular for the rich Zamalek district in this post.

Egypt: Sunni-Shia Dream

The sectarian rift between the Islamic Sunni and Shia sects is haunting Egyptian blogger D B Shobrawy‘s dreams. Read about that here.

Israel: Hypocritical Arabs

“(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...

Bahrain: Bahraini Demonstrator ‘Killed’

Bahraini blogger emoodz writes (Ar) about the death of a Bahraini demonstrator in this post.

Bahrain: National Day Celebartions

Bahraini blogger Ammar shares scenes from his country's national day celebrations in this photo post.

Turkey: Childhood Dreams

Turkish blogger Murat Altinbasak shares his dreams with us in this post.

Syria: Hassan Al Quwatli RIP

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.

Israel: Interfaith Hanukkah Party

Jerusalem Gypsy, from Israel, holds an interfaith Hanukkah party – with Muslims and Jews.

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