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18 May 2008

Stories from 18 May 2008

Macau: Wave of solidarity with Sichuan, China

Laocardo [pt] reports that 13 tonnes of supplies offered by the Red Cross of Macau were donated today to the relief of Sichuan victims, in China. The blogger reminds readers...

Armenia: Global Food Crisis

The Armenian Observer says that despite the global food crisis, the country is self-sufficient in most foods and so seems likely to be spared shortages in the future. However, figures...

Iran: Remember Palestine

Muslim Bloggers Association, in Iran, has published a logo to “remind 60th year of occupation of Palestine.”

Iran: A graffiti talks about Tehran

Kodakiam has published a photo of a huge graffiti in Tehran. The blogger says this graffiti shows real face of Terhan such as violence.

Iran:Six Bahai's Leaders were arrested

Naghidiagr, Iranian blogger, informs [Fa] us that Iranian security forces arrested six Bahai‘s religious leaders in Iran. The blogger reminds that Bahai students have no right to go to univestiy...

Dominican Republic: The Defeat of the PRD

The Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) suffered a defeat in the recent elections in the Dominican Republic. Some residents of Las Caobas commemorated the defeat with by “burying” the party. Reynaldo...

Syria: Crisis in Neighboring Lebanon

As the Lebanese leaders go to Doha, Qatar, to resume their "National Dialogue", here is a roundup of what Syrian bloggers had to say on the latest crisis in Lebanon....

Blogger of the Week: Jillian York

Today's Blogger of the Week celebrates the work of Jillian C York, our Morocco author, and a regular contributor to Voices without Votes. A freelance writer, blogger, and author of...

Caucasus: Eurovision Countdown

With the first of the semi-finals in this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, Serbia, just days away, the countries of the South Caucasus are becoming increasingly excited about the...

Japan: Earthquake aid starts healing process

The largest ever dispatch of aid to China from Japan took place last week when Japanese rescue teams were dispatched to Chongqing. Thanks expressed by Chinese in bulletin boards made...

Armenia: “Non-Armenians”

Seetizen, the blog of a youth activist in Armenia, decries the latest action by the pro-radical opposition Hima youth movement — a list which labels various celebrities, political figures and...

Myanmar: “A wonderful place in the wrong hands”

A Filipino journalist writing for pcij.org was in Myanmar when a powerful cyclone hit the country early this month. The writer comments: “Burma struck me as a rich country with...

Myanmar: Invasion is counterproductive

Commenting on the proposal to invade Myanmar, Accumulating Peripherals believes that “An actual invasion or an attempt to seize and secure the entire hurricane-affected area for relief efforts would be...

Malaysia: Save Malacca Straits Project

Professor AK-47 blogs about the Save Malacca Straits Project. The program promotes “safety of navigation and the sustainability of resources and economic development in the Straits.”

Cambodia: Modern architecture

Naychumnith marvels at the modern architecture in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodia: Youth blog

OYGC focuses on the youth of Cambodia

Japan: A surge of suicides

Over the past few weeks, the Japanese media have been extensively reporting suicide cases associated with the use of hydrogen sulfide gas, providing detailed description of ingredients and methods used....

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