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19 August 2008

Stories from 19 August 2008

Saudi Arabia: It's all in the name

It is common practice for converts to Islam to adopt Muslim names. But is it necessary - and what kind of name is appropriate? One Saudi blogger ponders the question,...

China: India-US nuclear deal

Georgia, Russia: Feeding Looters and Refugees

A number of Tbilisi residents gathered in front of the Russian embassy Saturday for a protest prank against looting. LJ user oleg-panfilov posted photos of the items left by the...

Lebanon: The Beijing Olympics

Lebanon: Waste water treatment

Egypt: Death of Three Arab Cultural Icons

The Arab world lost three of its cultural icons in the spam of a month. They are Egyptians philosopher Dr Abdelwahab El Mesery and film maker Yousef Chahine and Palestinian...

Pakistan: What next after Musharraf?

Bhutan: Reduced Maternity Leave?

Nepal: A new Prime Minister

Sri Lanka: Lunar Eclipse pictures

North Africa: Bringing Home the Medals

In the run up to the 2008 Olympic Games, there was much speculation on how the Middle East and North Africa would fare. Although Turkey is the only Middle Eastern...

Saudi Arabia: Review of Saudi blogs

India: Chengara land struggle

Bangladesh: Is SAARC a paper tiger?

Trinidad & Tobago: Visa Teaser

Pakistan: Musharraf has Left the Building

Eight years, three hundred and five days ago a peaceful coup masterminded by a Pakistani Army General overtook the reigns of power from the then ruling corrupt leader Nawaz Sharif....

Haiti: Future of Film

Guyana: Carifesta Hopes

Dominica: Bring Down The River

Barbados: Environmental Management