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24 June 2008

Stories from 24 June 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Glass Towers

A Trinidadian blogger fears that what sets the island apart is being lost among the tall buildings going up in Port of Spain. Why does the glass have to be...

Cuba: Exploring Oil

The Cuban Triangle is puzzled by a Florida Congressional delegation's idea that Cuba should be blocked from drilling for oil in its own Gulf waters. He says comments by Senator...

Serbia: Socialist Party Forms Coalition Government With Democratic Party

The Socialist Party of Serbia (Slobodan Milošević's party) is forming a coalition government with the Democratic Party. This means Serbia will continue on its way towards European Union integration. Many...

Barbados: New Consumer Watchdog

Barbados Underground welcomes the emergence of a new consumer organisation in the island. The blog says Barbados Consumers Watch “will advocate using the novel approach of the electronic channels of...

Guyana: Death of a President

Ruel Johnson's Fictions notes the passing yesterday of Arthur Chung, the first President of Guyana, at the age of 90. He held the post from 1970 to 1980, and was...

Jordan: Internet Cafes

Jordanian Qwaider warns Internet users about the security concerns from using Internet cafes.

Saudi Arabia: Flying to Cooler Climes

Saudi blogger ibusy [Ar] notes how many people are escaping his country's heats to cooler climes this summer.

Morocco: Amazigh Festival Planned

The fourth annual Festival of Amazigh Culture will be held in Fez from 3 to 6 July, reports Moroccan blog The View from Fez.

Bahrain:Blocking Sites

Blocking websites is the most effective way of making them famous, notes Bahraini blogger Mahmood AlYousif on his country's latest threat to block some sites.

Kuwait: White Umbrella Demonstration

Lebanese blogger Mark, who lives in Kuwait, wonders about a protest he saw on his way to work. Demonstrators were wearing white and carrying white umbrellas.

Pakistan: The Third Gender

CHUP! on the vulnerability of the hijra community in India and Pakistan, known as “the third gender”.

Philippines ferry disaster: List of passengers

Pinoys got talent uploads the list of passengers who are either missing or dead after a ship owned by Sulpicio Lines capsized last weekend.

Jordan: Noting Changes

Jordanian ASKAdenia [Ar] is back home for a visit and notes several changes in his country. Among them is the skyrocket prices of fuel and other commodities, as well as...

“Preah Vihear belongs to Cambodia”

Real Cambodia notes that mobile phone users are sending text messages to assert Cambodia's ownership of the Preah Vihear Temple. Thailand is also claiming the historic site.

Protest Power in Bangkok

Tumelor writes about the “protest power” in Bangkok, but insists everything is normal in Thailand.

Egypt: Kareem's 600th Day in Prison

It will soon be the 600th day in prison for jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Sulieman. Bahraini Esra'a writes about how you can get involved in pressing for his release.

Brunei: Improving the traffic

Winx @ Silver FairyAngel is not happy with the road network of Brunei. The blogger also has some tips on how to improve traffic in the country

Kuwait:The Incredible Hulk

Kuwait's Z District reviews The Incredible Hulk.

India: Right to Recall

Law and Other Things on voters in Chhattishgarh, India exercising their ‘right to recall’ elected representatives.

Saudi Arabia: Muslim Brotherhood

Abu Aardvark sheds some light on the Muslim Brotherhood in Saudi Arabia in this post.

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