24 April 2008

Stories from 24 April 2008

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...

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.

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.

Bahamas: Waste Disposal

  24 April 2008

“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.

Brunei: Little steps to save Earth

  24 April 2008

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!

  24 April 2008

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

  24 April 2008

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.”

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