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27 July 2008

Stories from 27 July 2008

Syria: Proud to be Backward and an Extremist

Syrian blog Mohammed Online [Ar] posts six pieces of advice on how to become “backward” and an “extremist.” He also goes on to tell us why he would be proud...

Russia: Nashi at Seliger

Soviet History: The Afghan War

Russia: Two “Seven Wonders” Competitions

Russia: Cost of Living in Moscow

Czech Republic, China: Pre-Olympics Scandal

Ukraine: Iraqi Scientists Trained in Pripyat

US, Russia: Gorby vs Yeltsin, Multistate Bar Exam Scenario

Serbia: Pro-Karadzic Protest in Belgrade

Lebanon: Clashes in the North

Brazil: Corruption doesn't need captions

Serbia: Demonstrators Attack Journalists in Belgrade

Starting with the night when Radovan Karadzic was arrested, nationalist group members and high-ranking officials of the Serbian Radical Party have been gathering in the streets of central Belgrade. Although...

Brazil: Controversial nuclear project is given green light

Controversial Angra 3 reactor for Brazil's Nuclear Power Plant was given a pre-licence by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) last July 23, not before a...

Ecuador: Guayaquil Celebrates its Past and Present

Panama: Proposal of Life Sentences for Murderers

Panama: Passion and Disappointment of the Football Fan

Singapore: Should government legalize organ trade?

An important debate is raging in Singapore: Should government legalize organ trade? Health officials, medical specialists and bloggers are exchanging views about the issue.

Paraguay: Breaking Cycle of Corruption

AFRICOM is a “back door”

Bahrain: Missing India

Many Bahrainis study at universities and colleges in India, and one of them is blogger MuJtAbA AlMoAmEn. He recently wrote about his feelings of missing Bahrain when in India -...