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4 January 2008

Stories from 4 January 2008

Bahrain: The Arabic language – two for the price of one!

Happy New Year from Bahrain! This week we have reflections on the year gone by, and plans for the one to come. A number of bloggers have complaints about the...

Morocco: Celebrating the New Year, Part 2

In my last post, I looked at Moroccan bloggers' wishes for 2008. Here is another look at the blogoma's hopes and dreams for the new year.

Georgia: Calm Before The Storm?

On the eve of tomorrow's presidential election, TOL Georgia reports that the situation is calm in the country. However, after raising many concerns about the pre-election campaign in this and...

Global Voices: A review of 2007, and big plans for 2008

No one could have predicted that a post on Chinese ant farmers would become the most read story on Global Voices in 2007. The top stories on this website were...

Armenia: Honesty

Shooosh at Life in Armenia says she was surprised to discover that when she lost her wallet in Yerevan it was found and turned in. Despite many bad stories about...

Nagorno Karabakh: Ultimatum

Blogian reacts harshly to news that the Azerbaijani president, Ilham Aliyev, has issued an ultimatum to ethnic Armenians living in the breakaway and self-declared Republic of Nagorno Karabakh — submit...

Angola: What I do not want for 2008

ELCAlmeida [pt] is wondering about what he wants for Angola in 2008. He definitely knows what he does not wish: “What I do not want, once and for all, for...

Cape Verde: The future of politics

Djoyamado [pt] tries to guess the future of politics on Cape Verde, among them: “Our primary and secondary schools’ children and teenagers will not know or will have great difficulty...

Mozambique: Indigence and neglect

Toix [pt] comments on a picture he has published: “I confess that I had never come across such a degree of indigence and neglect.”

Mozambique: Let us exist please

Carlos Serra [pt], whose Diário de um sociólogo blog won the 2007 BOBs in Portuguese language, is not happy with the way the the press portrays the Lusosphere, mentioning blogs...

Malaysia: Sorry For The Wrong Reason

Lancerlord says Malaysian minister who resigned recently after a sex video scandal is sorry for the wrong reason.

Singapore: Bathing Birds

Do birds take a water bath only when the weather is hot? asks YC at the Bird Ecology Study Group blog in Singapore.

Sri Lanka: A 1000 days of Kottu

One of the most popular Sri Lankan blog aggregator – turns roughly 1000 days old. Some interesting perspectives on blogging and communities at Cerno.

Sri Lanka: Peace in Sri Lanka

Found In Ceylon“ on the latest news on peace in Sri Lanka – “Sri Lanka’s government–specifically, its prime minister and cabinet–voted to withdraw from its 2002 cease-fire agreement with the...

Sri Lanka: Army and the LTTE

DefenceNet on the army overrunning an LTTE bunker line amidst heavy resistance. There is a discussion in the comments space on how credible this information may be.

Palestine: Peace is the Solution

Rebellious Arab Girl, a Palestinian living in Canada, says the only solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is peace.

Pakistan: On Borders

Light Within on the sudden discoveries of a shared bond across the Indo-Pakistan border.

Pakistan: The other issues

Bhutto's death isn't the only crisis in Pakistan. All Things Pakistan on the other urgent issues that need attention – power, water, natural gas and flour crises.

Palestine: New Year's Surprise

Palestinian Leila Al Haddad had a new year's surprise. Click here to read all about it.

Oman: New Year's Resolutions

Oman's Blue Chi shares his new year's resolutions in this post.

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