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23 February 2008

Stories from 23 February 2008

Armenia: Deputy Parliamentary Speaker Resigns

The Armenian Observer comments on reports that ARF-D presidential candidate Vahan Hovannisian has resigned as Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly. The move follows last week's presidential election in Armenia.

Armenia: Diplomats Resign

Unzipped comments on reports that four senior Armenian diplomats have resigned following Tuesday's disputed presidential election in Armenia. One of them, Armenian Ambassador to Italy, Spain and Portugal, Ruben Shugaryan,...

Armenia: Post-Election Protests

The Armenian Patchwork posts photos from one of the post-election protest demonstrations staged by presidential candidate and former head of state, Levon Ter-Petrossian. The blog says that to date there...

Iran:UN report on Iranian nuclear activity

Negarakha says[Fa] a UN report on Iranian nuclear activity just got announced and we don't know that we should be happy or sad. The blogger says while Iranian government celebrates,western...

Morocco: Learning Arabic

Evelyn in Morocco shares her struggles of learning Arabic.

Morocco: Health Care

Abdelilah Boukili of Regular Comments Based on Issues Raised by BBC World Haveyoursay questions the practice of Western countries recruiting health care professionals from developing countries.

Iran:Persian Arts Festival Celebrate New Year in N.Y.

Persian Arts Festival celebrates Norouz (Iranian New Year) at Queens Museum of Art in New York.Persian Arts Festival has joined forces with the Queens Museum of Art to present a...

Iran: Save Stony Lion in Hamadan

Parviz Imani has published several photos of a 2000 years old (or more) Stony Lion in Hamadan in Iran. The blogger says[Fa] such a monument should be preserved in much...

East Timor: Salsinha admits attacking Xanana Gusmão

According to Timor Online [pt], Gastão Salsinha, who replaced Alfredo Reinado as the rebels’ leader after he was killed during the attacks on the East Timor's top leaders, has admitted...

Brazil: Protesting against public corruption

Blog do Tchôla [pt] has a video and pictures from a massive popular protest on the streets of Maceió, capital of one of Brazil's poorest states. The protest was against...

Angola: Racism is unavoidable

(R)evolução em Angola [pt] publishes the first of a series of posts by Mukuolua Kinamatos about racism in Angola. “White or mixed races? Asked me the lady who was filling...

Africa: The dust horror

“Between Conakry and Bamako there are 1000 km of motorways. First forests, then mountain, savannas after. It is a gift to the eyes and a way to ease the 15...

Cape Verde: Journalist is jailed

A journalist has been jailed this week for taking photographs in Cape Verde, Nós Media [pt] reports. The blogger has learned the piece of news trough a newspaper's website. “Despite...

Angola: A new web forum

Angola Haria [pt] has created a new discussion forum for Angolans, a place where the blog's readers may write a simple message, share memories or promote healthy discussions.

Iran:Exposition on environmental protection

Avayeh mohitzist (means voice of environment) says[Fa] the seventh international exposition on environmental protection in Iran was a failure. The blogger adds factories and companies that are responsible for destruction...

Kuwait: Power and No Style

Thouq from Kuwait posts the pictures of three gulf politicians, two from Kuwait and one from Bahrain, comments: “With all respect to all our brave women working in politics: you...

Egypt: Informer Kills Officer

“A police informer entrapped and shot dead an officer, after the pig tortured and sodomized him just like what happened with Emad Kabeer…,” writes Hossam Al Hamalawy from Egypt.

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