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18 February 2008

Stories from 18 February 2008

Ukraine: Baloha's New Project; Rudkovsky's Crime

Foreign Notes reports on a new political project of president Yushchenko's chief of staff Victor Baloha, and on how Mykola Rudkovsky's alleged crime – “misappropriation of state funds and flying...

Slovenia: Keeping Quiet in China

Dr. Filomena reports: “A few days ago, Slovenia’s Minister of Education and Sport Milan Zver apparently recommended , in an interview for the Associated Press, that Olympic athletes avoid talking...

Czech Republic: Klaus Re-Elected

Rather belatedly, a link to the post by The Czech Daily Word, announcing that the Czech president Vaclav Klaus won the election: “Klaus got 141 votes, which is exactly the...

Poland: U.S. Satellite Fears

A discussion of whether or not Poland is “in danger from exploding US spy satellite” – over at the beatroot.

Russia: Medvedev's “Vision”

Sean's Russia Blog writes about Dmitry Medvedev's “vision” – “a vision that when boiled down doesn’t look to rock the boat too much.”

Saudi Arabia: No Coffee for Women

From Saudi Arabia, Lalla Mona posts two pictures of signs: one from 1931 America which says “Public Swimming Pool: Whites Only” and the second from modern day Saudi Arabia which...

Morocco: Fun Day at the Fair

From Morocco, Maryam takes her little one to the fair – and shares some pictures with us.

Jordan: Injaz Al Arab

Mohammad alQaq, from Jordan, draws our attention to Injaz Al Arab – which aims to empower one million Arab students annually by 2018.

Bahrain: Stupid Blogs

Bahraini Mohammed Al Maskati rants about stupid blogs in this post.

Jordan: Traffic Woes

Saleem Ayoub Quna writes about Jordan's traffic woes.

Qatar: Who Speaks for Muslims?

PM, from Qatar, shares with us a digest of a talk she attended entitled Who Speaks for Muslims.

Editorial Transparency in Qatar

A misunderstanding around the safety of bottle water in Qatar (it's fine!) has led to an interesting conversation about the quality of the English language press in Qatar. Comments were...

Iran:A film about “friendly” violence

Jomhour from Iran, has published a film that shows that violence has become for some people an entertainment.

Sri Lanka: Not Obama

Deane's Dimension from Sri Lanka on why rooting for Obama is all fine, but why one really needs to look at his foreign and economic policy.

Pakistan: Voting, Elections and Counting

As people in Pakistan were out voting today, the blogosphere discusses the elections. All Things Pakistan, is following the elections and urges its readers to share their accounts. We are...

South Asia: Against domestic violence

Out Against Abuse – dedicated to discussing issues of domestic violence affecting the South Asian community urges readers to share their stories.

Bahamas: Thoughts on Bribery

“One of the clichés about the so-called third world is that nothing can get done without some money–personal money–changing hands. One of the fortunate things about living in The Bahamas–so...

Trinidad & Tobago: Vision for Development?

“You turn old Port of Spain into a slum, you block off the city from the sea (you leave the sea in such a mess that no one would want...

Madagascar: Cyclone Ivan Wrecking Havoc.

Tropical Cyclone Ivan has landfalled in the Northeastern region of Madagascar on February, 17th and it is now categorized as a category 4 Hurricane. (via meteo france) Even though Madagascar...

Palestine: Internet is Racist

“So, someone sets up a blog about things white people like one month ago, and already it is getting more hits than our blog, which is basically about what Arabs...

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