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25 December 2007

Stories from 25 December 2007

Palestine: Christmas and the Occupation

Jordan: Laws for Unmarried Mothers

Jordan: The Right to Exist

Iraq: Xmas for Forgiveness

Iraq: No Islamic Blogs

Iraq: Special Athletes Train in Syria

Bahrain: Blogger's Meeting Set

China: Scrap the death penalty?

Was it New Jersey's undoing of the 1976 reinstatement of capital punishment earlier this month, or the United Nations General Assembly's call for a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty...

Kyrgyzstan: The new parliament

Kazakhstan: Crisis Has Gone?

Afghanistan: Reconstruction Under Way

Kazakhstan: Debates over Latinization of Kazakh Language

Kazakhstan intends to switch the state language to the Latin script. It was announced that the transition will take 12-15 years. As adam_kesher writes, the plan stirred many disputes and...

Egypt: Rama Yade

Rama Yade, France's Secretary of State, has inspired Egyptian blogger Eastern Bird to write the following post, which Tarek Amr translates from Arabic.

Christmas in Qatar

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko and Coal Miners

Yulia Tymoshenko returned as Ukraine's prime minister on Dec. 18. Five days later, she was in Donetsk region, visiting the site of Ukraine's worst coal mining accident, the troubled Zasyadko...

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