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15 May 2008

Stories from 15 May 2008

Russia: Roses and Migrant Workers

Russian photographer Oleg Klimov visited a commercial greenhouse outside Moscow and posted his observations about a birthplace of the roses one buys in Russia's capital.

Syria: Call to Release Jailed Relatives in Saudi Arabia

Or Does it Explode reports on a protest in Damascus, Syria, calling for the release of their relatives, who are imprisoned in Saudi Arabia. According to the blog, Saudi Arabia...

Egypt: Stock Market Decline

Egyptian blogger Hossam el Hamalawy reports that the Egyptian stock market continues to decline

Jordan: Underwater Cemetery

Jordanian blogger Lulu, who lives in the US, draws our attention to an underwater cemetery, which sea lovers can choose to be buried in.

China: Seismologist Claims Sichuan Earthquake Was Predicted

Li Shihui, a researcher of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, exposed in his blog that the Sichuan earthquake was predicted at an earlier time. In spite of the various rumors...

Jordan: Queen Rania Reads Blogs

Jordanian Ahmed Humeid is excited Queen Rania of Jordan has mentioned a number of websites related to citizen journalism in a recent newspaper interview.

Ukraine: “Yulia's Bloc Blocks President for Blocking Yulia”

Orange Ukraine posts a Ukrainian politics roundup with this telling title: “Yulia's Bloc Blocks President for Blocking Yulia.”

Lebanon: Warlords and not Leaders

Lebanese blogger Maze, who lives in Kuwait, asks: Will peace ever prevail in Lebanon? He appeals to his countrymen: “wake up ..don't let those sick minds who are in power...

Palestine: Expression of Nakba

Window into Palestine announces the winners of the Expression of Nakba (catastrophe) online gallery.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Alexandros Lykourezos

Srebrenica Genocide Blog writes about Alexandros Lykourezos, Ratko Mladic and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Ukraine: Update on Political Crisis

An update on yet another political crisis in Ukraine – at Foreign Notes.

Serbia: Future Coalition

A skit on the prospects of coalition-building in Serbia – at Anegdote.

Russia: “Siberian Language”

Window on Eurasia writes about “Siberian language.”

Notes From Berkman@10 Conference

At the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, attendees and special guests discussed “The Future of the Internet,” and its political dimensions and...

Russia: CIS Affairs Agency

Window on Eurasia writes on PM Putin's newly-created Federal Agency for CIS Affairs.

Palestine: Sixty Years of Al Nakba

Celebrations are under way to mark Israel's 60th anniversary - but for millions of Palestinians whose grandparents and parents were made refugees in the process, today marks Al Nakba -...

Lebanon: “Revolverism”

“Firing weapons in the air is a local custom rooted in tradition and history and nurtured by more than a century of frivolity and inter-communal love,” states Ms. Tee, while...

Lebanon: Back from the Abyss??

While the situation in Lebanon remains uncertain, Lebanese bloggers keep writing about their fears, pain and disappointment. Of course, there is new hope: a deal brokered by the Arab League...

India: Food Prices and Bush

Rethinking Developmental Economics on the food price crisis around the world, George Bush's remarks and the factors that are pushing the cost of food up.

Sri Lanka: Responsibility and Burma

ICT4Peace on the idea of international responsibility and citizen-centered disaster response in the context of the humanitarian crisis in Burma.

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