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9 June 2008

Stories from 9 June 2008

Peru: 10Blog Conference in Lima

Sandro Medina Tovar of Letra Suelta [es] publicizes the conference 10Blog, which will be held on Thursday, June 12 in Lima, Peru. The conference will provide speakers on various topics...

El Salvador: Blogger Ernesto Rivas Hospitalized

Hunnapuh [es] draws attention to a posting by blogger Ernesto Rivas Gallont, who apologized to readers of Conversations with Neto Rivas [es] for his absence due to a hospialization due...

Jordan: Dead Sea Minerals

Amid all the Chinese made merchandise, 7aki Fadi, a Jordanian who lives in Canada, finds Dead Sea minerals and mud masks made in her country.

Kuwait: Japanese Bug Fights

“Is there a game show the Japanese haven’t invented yet?? Japanese Bug Fights is a site with videos of bugs of different species battling out in a small glass arena,”...

Kuwait: Wrong Information on the Poor

Kuwaiti blogger Frankom [Ar] questions the source of information of an Arabic news site which reported that half of Kuwait's 1 million-strong population lives below the poverty line.

Sri Lanka: Free Media and the Government

Free Media on the Ministry of Defence in Sri Lanka attacking the free press.

Bangladesh: Trade Deficit

Mukti on the issue of Bangladesh's trade deficit with India and China.

Lebanon: Suleiman and Hizbulla's Weapons

From Lebanon, AK comments on a decision by new Lebanese President Michel Suleiman to postpone discussing Hizbullah's weapons until further notice.

India: Bullying bloggers, stealing content, and threats!

As bloggers, we're a vulnerable lot. Regardless of anonymity, pseudonyms and the like, threats can still make us review how important a blog is. The case of Inji Pennu and...

Egypt: Favourite Songs from the 90s

Egyptian Triple M shares videos of his favourite songs from the 90s in this post.

Lebanon: Responsibility for corruption

“When you still elect a murderer to a public office, you can’t really blame the government and its action. When you vote for a war criminal to lead you, don’t...

Mexico: citizen complaint over land expropiation in Copala

In Copala [en], a town south of Acapulco in the province of Guerrero in Mexico, comes this video denouncing the alleged expropriation of lands belonging to Isabel Pisa and Fabiola...

Jordan: Stupid Ideas

Jordanian blogger Qwaider [Ar] ridicules some ideas by Arab inventors, which he says are “stupid.”

Jordan: Am I Ugly?

From Amman, Jordan, The Arab Observer asks: Do you think I am ugly?

Jordan: Ray's Kuffayeh

Jordanian blogger Mental Mayhem writes here about Rachael Ray's Dunkin Donuts Controversy, and how the Kuffeyeh is an Arabic tradition and that her grandfather and uncle used to put it...

Lebanon: Nepotism

Tantalus blasts the nepotism practised in the formation of the Lebanese cabinet of ministers.

Lebanon: Half cluster cleared

“Almost half of the areas in southern Lebanon contaminated with cluster bombs dropped by Israel in 2006 have been cleared, a UN official said on Wednesday,” reports Sursock.

Lebanon: “Lebanonisms: a quick retrospective”

The four phases of modern history of Lebanon by Bech. “This needs to be thought over more clearly, but it seems to me that “Lebanese” history could be read as...

Pakistan: Food and Water

All Things Pakistan on the threats posed by an acute food and water shortage in the country.

Nepal: Traditions and Girls

With the collapse of the Monarchy, some traditions come under the scanner in Nepal. Wagle Street Journal on the tradition of Kumaris, where young girls are worshiped as goddesses and...

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