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9 August 2008

Stories from 9 August 2008

Arabeyes: Mourning for Mahmoud Darwish

Bloggers around the Arab world mourned the death of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish yesterday. Scores of posts appeared online in Arabic and English even before news of his death was...

South Ossetia: East European Leaders Condemn Russia

Albania: A muslim country?

Brazil: On the verge of a civil war over indigenous land

While the world celebrates the rights of indigenous people this Indigenous Peoples Day, dispute over land in Brazil is bringing the country to the verge of a civil war.

South Ossetia: Why Are They Russian Citizens?

South Ossetia: Cyberattack on Georgian Presidential Website

Russia: Religious leaders call for stopping the bloodshed

Southeast Asia and Beijing Olympics

Close to 200 athletes from the Southeast Asian region are participating in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The big news (as far as the region is concerned) during the opening ceremonies...

Georgia: 10 Russian Planes Downed, 40 Tanks Destroyed

Georgia: Missing Journalists

Georgia: Armenians Evacuated

Michèle Pierre-Louis, Haiti's new prime minister

Bloggers discuss Michèle Pierre-Louis, Haiti's newly-confirmed prime minister and only the second woman to hold that position, and the rumors about her sexual orientation, which nearly undid her nomination.

Georgia: History Repeating?

Bahrain: The significance of a somersault

MENA: Visas of Fulbright scholars revoked

Earlier this week three Palestinians, recipients of prestigious Fulbright scholarships to study in the United States, had their visas revoked by the US, preventing them from taking up the scholarships....

Mongolia: Engaging Citizens on human impact on ecosystems

Mongolia: Day of Fathers to be marked

Kazakhstan: Morality Would Frown Upon

Tajikistan: Energy crisis repeated

Uzbekistan: Singing in a problem

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