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2 June 2008

Stories from 2 June 2008

Moldova: Neutrality and Transnistria

Douglas Muir of A Fistful of Euros writes that one way to solve the Transnistria problem could be for Moldova to declare “permanent neutrality, withdrawing from GUAM (Georgia – Ukraine...

Kuwait: Shaikh Saad Remembered

Kuwaitis are still mourning the death of their former ruler Shaikh Saad Al Abdulla Al Sabah. Abdullatif AlOmar brings us the reactions of Kuwait's bloggers in this post.

Egypt: Blogger Kareem El Beheiry released

Egyptian blogger Kareem El Beheiry has been released yesterday from prison. Kareem was arrested by Egyptian police in connection with the April 6th strike in support of the textile workers...

Jordan: XBox Questions

K Sharif, from Jordan, is considering buying an XBox games console this summer and has many questions.

Bahrain: In the Land of Law

Bahraini blogger Khalid is surprised with the knee jerk reactions taken by the government - after the Minister of Interior issued an order to ban issuing work permits for workers...

Dubai: Internet Problems

Seabee‘s internet line was disconnected. Read how fast the Dubai resident got his connection back.

Yemen: Dinosaur Tracks Near Sana'a

“No dinosaur tracks had ever been found in the Arabian Peninsula before; but just about 30 kilometers from Sana'a, the capital of Yemen, fossils now reveal that a herd of...

Yemen's HIV Aids challenge

Omar Barsawad writes about Yemen's HIV Aids challenge in this post.

Israel: Visiting Jerusalem

Imshin, from Israel, takes a trip to Jerusalem and reports his findings here.

Israel: Gay Marriages and the Torah

Jewneric discusses the Torah, homosexuality and gay marriage in Judaism.

Israel: Respect from Arabs

From Israel, Yael notes that there is a silver lining to each cloud. She adds: “Among Arab nations, the fact that we are going after Olmert for his corrupt behaviour...

Syria: No Shia'a Version for Holy Qur'an

Ahmad Nathir Bakdash [Ar] tells us that he has uploaded a version of the Holy Qur'an on the internet here. He notes that he hasn't found a version of the...

Bahrain: Detainees at home and abroad

Last December, a number of Bahrainis were arrested following clashes between protestors and security forces, and many are still being detained. Allegations have been made that some of them are...

Armenia: E-Government

The Armenian Observer commends the Armenian Foreign Ministry for utilizing the Internet in its activities. The blog even notes that it has set up a YouTube channel.

Pakistan: Blast outside Danish Embassy

All Things Pakistan and CHUP! on a bomb blast outside the Danish embassy in Islamabad.

Turkey: Barber to be Beheaded in Saudi Arabia

Turkish blogger Metin writes about the plight of a Turkish barber who has been sentenced to be beheaded in Saudi Arabia for “using God's name in vain.”

India: Spelling Bee in the US

The Imagined Universe muses about the Indian-American obsession with the spelling bee in the US.

Sri Lanka: On Journalism

groundviews on the state of journalism in Sri Lanka given the conflict situation, and the indifference of the government.

Bangladesh: EU and Illegal Immigrants

Words and Bites on a new EU directive in question, which deals with the deportation and detention of “illegal immigrants”, which many think may have serious human rights ramifications.

Japan: Mixi and Anonymity

Mixi is Japan's most popular social networking service, with over ten million users. A new competitor has entered the scene, however, with Facebook having just having been localized to Japanese....

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