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7 March 2008

Stories from 7 March 2008

Syria: We Stand Against Occupation

As the death toll in Gaza continues to climb, Razan Ghazzawi zooms in on the efforts of a Syrian student in the US, who is working on creating awareness of...

Kuwait: R.I.P Ahmad AlRubi'e

Kuwaiti bloggers lament the death of leading intellectual and politician Dr Ahmad AlRubi'e. Many bloggers posted condolences to his family on their blogs and some others wrote passionately about how...

Ecuador: Diplomacy and OAS Resolution Not Enough

Milton Ramirez of BPLE [es] collects more reactions from Ecuadoran bloggers, but also summarizes that the recent meetings at the Organization of American States were not enough to “restore the...

Armenia: Conspiracy Theory

Archuk's Blog argues that the reappearance of former president Levon Ter-Petrossian to the political scene in Armenia as well as post-election unrest is linked to Kosovo's independence and attempts to...

Armenia: Mourning

Nazarian joins bloggers marking 7-9 March days of mourning on the Internet for those killed during last weekend's post-election riot in Armenia.

Armenia: Souless State Department

The Armenia Now blog remarks on the arrival of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza in Armenia in an attempt to defuse tensions after last weekend's post-election riot which...

Azerbaijan: Death Star Hotel

It looks quite impressive and futuristic on first glance -- a hotel that bears an uncanny resemblance to the Death Star from the Star Wars films. Remarkably, however, the hotel...

Egypt: New Book Out

The Arabist draws our attention to a new book on the political situation in Egypt.

Saudi Arabia: Women Driving .. Or ..

“There are certainly more important issues than (women) driving that need to be dealt with,” writes Nzingha from Saudi Arabia.

Iran:President,people and nulcear issue

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,former reformist vice president, writes that Iranian president,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,says “Iran has passed superpowers and nuclear issue is finalized.” He adds “the most important reason public opinion does not...

Iran:Old Tehran in photos

Here are several photos where can we see Tehran in 1930 or even in 19th century.

India: Environment and Journalism

Don't Trust the Indian Media! on the deplorable coverage of environmental issues in the media.

India: Sharia and History

Indian Muslims Blog reflects on Sharia laws as implemented by Muslims rulers.

Sri Lanka: Women and Agonies

Moving Images, Moving People! on the often unheard stories of women from Sri Lanka.

Pakistan: On Tolerance

The Pakistani Spectator on the sheer lack of tolerance in the country.

Pakistan: On Dowry

All Things Pakistan on the menace of dowry that affects millions of women across South Asia.

China: Photojournalist Fired for “Political Incident”

Wang Lili, a 52-year old photojournalist of Tongzhou Newsletter, was fired because the chief executive of Beijing Tongzhou District "bowed the head with closed eyes, presenting an off-colored image" in...

Thailand: Weapons Trader's Arrest

Bangkok Pundit translates and comments on a Thai news paper story on a Russian arms dealer. The dealer was hoodwinked by Thai police and American agents who posed as the...

FOKO: Bloggers put Madagascar in the spotlight

While the devastations of Hurricane Ivan were under reported in the international media, Malagasy bloggers from the Foko Blog Club filled the void using photos, videos and a map mashup.

Thailand: Blogging In English

Isriya says blogging in English needs more effort but the benefit it offers is worth the effort.

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