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26 July 2008

Stories from 26 July 2008

Poland: A Land of Earthquakes?

Polandian accounts for Polish earhquake zones and points to the fact that Poland in the last two weeks has had 17 earthquakes, whereas California none.

Ukraine: Manoeuvres for Presidential Power

Foreign Notes comments on allegations on the Ukrainian presidential website that Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko is conspiring with Party of Regions's chairman Viktor Yanukovich to succeed Viktor Yushchenko as President...

Ukraine: The King Who Never Was

Kiev Ukraine News Blog posts a Seattle Times review of a biography about Vasyl Vyshyvani, a former Habsburg archduke, who in the interwar years aspired for the throne of Ukraine.

Sudan: Who's Next After Al Bashir on the US Hit List?

The International Criminal Court Prosecutor has requested an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir for his ”criminal responsibility in relation to 10 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity...

Ukraine: The Mystery of Political Technologists

Taraz Kuzio ponders upon the mystery of political technologists and the bemusement with them despite their often inferior analyses.

Russia, US: A Cuba Crisis in the Making

Der Spiegelfechter (GER) comments on rumours in Moscow, according to which Russia might station strategic bombers on Cuba in reply to deployment of the US missile defence system to Poland...

Ukraine: “Package Experience”

Michelle Knisley of Greetings from Kyiv writes about the fate of the packages sent to her by other people to Ukraine.

Ukraine: Olechko's New Paintings

Lots of new, Ukraine-related, work – at Olechko's blog.

Ukraine: Music, Language, History

A discussion of Ukrainian music, language and history – at Vasyl's uaMuzik.

Macedonia: More on Discrimination Against Gamers

Filip Stojanovski of Razvigor :-) thinks discrimination against Macedonian gamers is part of a bigger problem: “[…] Regardless if a person considers oneself a gamer or not, I think they...

Serbia: New Instructions and Law Regulations on Online Privacy

On July 21, Serbia’s Republican Agency for Telecommunications posted a Document of Instructions for Technical Requirements for Subsystems, Devices, Hardware and Installation of Internet Networks on their official web site....

Lithuania: Citizenship Law

Lituanica writes about the situation with Lithuania's Citizenship Law.

Iran:Two Leaders in fight against HIV/AIDS arrested

Saffron Sky writes that two physician brothers (Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei), who have been recognized internationally for their work in the development of HIV/AIDS programs and services in Iran,...

Iran:”Assassination of a Pharaoh”

Several Iranian bloggers such as Einiproxy[Fa] reported that football (soccer) game between Iran-Egypt did not happen because of an Iranian documentary portraying in a positive light the assassin who killed...

Iran: Beautiful Iran in photos

Thanks to Saeed Abbasi‘s photos we can discover the beautiful nature of Iran.

Iran: A leftist student and blogger was jailed

According to an Iranian blog, Sostavancheh, Abed Tavancheh, a leftist student and blogger was jailed a few days ago in Arak. He was sentenced to 8 months prison for his...

India: Ahmedabad Hit By Bomb Blasts

With barely a gap of 24 hours since the attack in Bangalore, another terrorist attack was witnessed today in the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat with sixteen...

Jordan: The Business of Marriage

“Marriage, is just like anything else in this life. It's a partnership that has assets, partners, resources, expenses, rights, obligations, expectations, challenges, competition, ethics, rules, standards, planning, customers and profit....

Lebanon: “Wild Recycling”

“This little truck passes through my street every morning… It stops at every bin, and 2 young men (almost kids) open all the garbage bags and empty them of their...

Lebanon: Mental Laziness and Stereotyping

“That common American/Israeli refrain that Arabs have a cult of death, whereas Israelis/the West love life is older than, e.g., suicide bombings. It is, I think, a thought well-embeded in...

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