Stories from 24 April 2008
Sri Lanka: Rice, Wheat and the Food Crisis
South Asia Biz on how changing food habits can help overcoming the food crisis in Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh: Global food crisis
E-Bangladesh on the rising food crisis across the world and the possible reasons behind it.
Iraq: The Plight of the Faili Kurds
Alive in Baghdad sheds light on the Faili Kurds – one of the most oppressed groups of Kurds. Like other Kurds, they were abused during Saddam Hussein’s regime. Statistics from the United Nations show that more than 450,000 Faili Kurds were deported to Iran in the 1980s and nearly 10,000...
Americas: Twin Brothers to Fight for Different Countries in Olympics
Daniel Hernandez of Intersections writes that he will be rooting for twin boxers, who will represent two different countries in this summer's Olympic Games. Javier Molina will represent the United States, and twin brother Oscar will fight for Mexico.
Libya: Roads Mess
“Lately I have been wasting huge amounts of time driving around town looking for roads that are not blocked due to all the demolition and roadwork. It's becoming extremely frustrating,” admits Khadija Teri, from Tripoli, Libya.
Oman: Computer Shutdown Day
“Geeks around the world have decided to have a computer “Shutdown Day“. I find this very funny because it is the exact same thing I did in April 2006 (and I survived it),” writes Blue Chi from Oman.
Oman: Faster Internet Soon
“Well, it would seem that the people behind our beloved ISP are actually doing some work on providing some better speeds to the Omani populace,” writes Sleepless in Muscat from Oman.
Yemen: Greatest Achievement in Life
“What can/could be the greatest achievement in life? With time and age, I can not think of any other achievement that is as great and as fulfilling as that achieved in marriage,” admits Omar Barsawad in this post.
Dubai: Driving Standards
Qatar Cat, who lives in Dubai, discusses driving standards in the Emirate.
Jordanian Mona Lisa
From Jordan, Moey shares with us a portrait of a Jordanian Mona Lisa.
Morocco: Chellah Festival
“For the 13th year, the historic site of Chellah will play home to a musical dialogue among cultures, as a number of European and Arab musicians are taking part in this event,” reports The View from Fez about a music festival being held in Morocco in June.
Jordan: Three Nasty Words
Jordanian 7aki Fadi tells her readers about the three words which make her cringe.
Bahamas: Waste Disposal
“The biggest problem with garbage is that it never really goes away,” writes Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit, as he blogs about possible solutions to the Bahamas’ waste disposal woes.
Haiti: Food Protests
HaitiAnalysis.com posts photos of the recent protests against rising food prices.
East Timor: Lifting of State of Emergency
As the state of emergency and associated curfew has been lifted in East Timor, Dili-gence feels “bamboozled” by the President’s statements of late.
Singapore: Who is to be blamed for the escape of a terrorist?
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! explains how the escape of a terrorist from a Singapore prison is generating debates on who should take the blame for the embarrassment.
Brunei: Little steps to save Earth
The Lazy Turtle reminds us that it takes little steps to save the Earth. “Its these little steps that can contribute a lot. Consider it as buying insurance for your children and your grandchildren against climate disasters.”
Trinidad & Tobago: You're Fired!
Babash, Trinidad & Tobago News Blog, Jumbie's Watch and The Extra Secret Blog of Basdeo Panday all blog about the firing of Trinidad and Tobago's Trade Minister.
Indonesia: Olympic torch relay
Reacting to the detention of a Dutch citizen after joining a pro-Tibet Olympics rally in Jakarta, Unspun wonders “about the rightness of foreigners taking up causes in other people’s countries.”
Myanmar: Voting for the Constitutional Referendum
The Burmese Ruby Diary shares her feelings during the second time she voted as a citizen of Myanmar.
Thailand: Refusing to stand for the Royal Anthem
Wise Kwai's Thai Film Journal features the perspective of a Thai citizen who has been charged with lèse majesté for refusing to stand for the Royal Anthem before a film screening last year.