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3 September 2008

Stories from 3 September 2008

Egypt: Tycoon Arrested in Singer's Murder

An Egyptian billionaire has been arrested in connection to the murder of a Lebanese singer in Dubai, UAE. Following are some reactions from Egyptian bloggers.

Russia: Four Years Since The End of Beslan School Siege

Natalia Antonova writes this on the fourth anniversary of the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis: “And, for many of us, the world has not been the same since. That’s all...

Russia: “Is Putin a Closet Republican?”

Sean's Russia Blog wrote on Aug. 31 that “for some, Putin’s Republican affinities are all too clear: Putin is a [closet neocon] and the his real intent of his [interview...

Egypt: Leading Businessman Arrested

A leading Egyptian businessman has been arrested in relation to the murder of a Lebanese singer in Dubai, UAE, writes Zeinobia, from Egypt.

Algeria: The Guessing Game

The Moor Next Door briefs us about the political situation in Algeria. “When Ahmed Ouyahia was appointed Prime Minister of Algeria for the third time earlier this summer, it was...

Georgia: Pictures from Batumi and Gori

Wu Wei reports that “things are becoming more normal in Tbilisi.” Pictures from Wu Wei‘s pre-war trips to Batumi and Gori are here and here. Lex Libertas posts pictures from...

Lithuania: Vilnius Pictures

Wu Wei posts pictures and writes about her trip to Vilnius.

Lithuania: “Support for the Georgians in Vilnius”

Wu Wei writes about Lithuania's reaction to the Russian-Georgian conflict and discusses the relationship between Russia and Lithuania.

Ukraine: Political Crisis, Again

Ukrainiana and Foreign Notes discuss Ukraine's newest political crisis.

Georgia: IDPs — Lessons Learned

Following last month's military conflict with Russia, Social Science in the Caucasus examines the issues surrounding Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Georgia. The blog examines the lessons learned from past...

Africa: Here Comes Big Brother Africa III

The 3rd season of Big Brother Africa started last month. The show has already developed a huge amount of interest on the continent. African bloggers are currently discussing the show...

Armenia: Nagorno Karabakh Independence Marked, Anti-Turkish Protests Planned

While the international media concerns itself with the two breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia, bloggers reminds their readers that yesterday marked the 17th anniversary of the...

Pakistan: PM's motorcade attacked

CHUP! on the Pakistani Prime Minister's motorcade being attacked in an attempt to assassinate him.

Pakistan: Attempt to Assasinate?

The Pakistani Spectator on an assassination attempt on the Prime Minister's life.

Jordan: Queen Rania's Video Blogging

Queen Rania of Jordan has been named the most famous Arab video blogger on YouTube by Blogger Times, a blogging magazine run by Arab bloggers, following the success of a...

Zambia: Mwanawasa funeral in photos

Photos of the funeral of Zambian president, Levy Mwanawasa, taken by Zambian photojournalist Richard Mulonga.

Korea: Tens of Thousands of Buddhists in Seoul

Although Korea has many religions, there have not been serious religious conflicts. Different religions have peacefully coexisted. Until now… Peaceful coexistence now seems on the verge of breaking. Tens of...

Iraq: Charming Houses

Finnish blogger Sahmaran writes about the charming houses that she has come across in her travels in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Turkey: Dreading the Ramadan Drums

“Last year, we thought it was an opportunity to experience a Davulcu charming dying cultural tradition. This year, it's 30 days of being woken up by drums beneath our open...

Haiti, Jamaica: Hurricane Update

As the Caribbean territories that were hit by Hurricane Gustav begin their clean-up efforts, new storms threaten to disrupt these islands once again.

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