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4 September 2008

Stories from 4 September 2008

Bahrain: Traffic Tickets for Erring Cyclists

Cyclists driving in the opposite lanes of incoming traffic are being fined in Bahrain, reports Al Adraj, who posts an email from a Bahraini who thinks that the idea of...

Jordan: Bi-Monthly Video Clips

Jordanian Hareega is posting bi-monthly videos from YouTube on his blog. Here's the latest, featuring a plane landing on water. “It's not pretty,” he warns.

Lebanese: Kufi Scripts Makes Fashion Debut

Lebanese blog Letters features summer fashions which highlight Arabic Kufi calligraphy patterns in this photo post.

Jordan: Any thoughts on Body of Lies?

“Ridley Scott’s latest film, Body of Lies, starring Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio, is set to release this fall.  In this thriller, a CIA operative in Amman who is trailing...

Egypt: Harassment against women is all the same

Rantings of an Arab Chick writes: “I read these sadly familiar accounts of sexual harassment from women living in Cairo. I would hazard a guess that any woman living in...

Kuwait: Hacking the Highway Sign

Kuwaiti Frankom [ar] links to a video on hacking a highway electronic sign and says he liked the idea it contained – whether it was fake or real.

Palestine: The Excellence of Iranian Universities

Palestinian Random Consistent Ideas links to an article on the excellence of Iranian universities. “The question that begs itself is: how can they do it? The article's explanation is rather...

Algeria: What do you call Skinks?

Algerian linguist Lameen Souag poses the following question for his readers: “Are any readers familiar with skinks? What would you call them?”

Abkhazia: Vacation Photos

Vacation photos from Abkhazia, by LJ user zyalt – here, here, here and here.

India: No Orissa

Naveen Roy on how issues like the violence in Orissa are not discussed on the Indian blogosphere.

India: Floods in Bihar

Keep Nepal Free on the lack of adequate relief programmes in the flood struck areas of Bihar in India.

Bangladesh: Palin and Her Speech

Mash on Sarah Palin's acceptance speech and the errors within.

Mexico: Much More Needed Than a March

Thousands of Mexicans in attendance for the march in Mexico City protested against the government's inability to halt kidnappings and violence against citizens. Now, bloggers from the capital and in...

South Africa: Highway Africa 2008

Solomon Moyo interviews Highway Africa 2008 conference delegates: “We asked our delegates about their thoughts on the theme and its relevance; and also about their expectations for the conference.”

Kenya: Harambee Stars must win

Harambee Stars blog quotes the coach of the Kenyan national team, Francis Kimanzi, saying that Kenya must beat the Namibian national team, Brave Warriors. The two team are playing on...

Venezuela: Return of the Student Movement After Long Absence

Luis Carlos Díaz of Periodismo de Paz [es] writes about the lack of activity from the student movement in Venezuela, but that they have returned to make statements regarding the...

Argentina: Beers and Blogs in Salta

Taking advantage of his time in Salta, Argentina, Jorge Gobbi is helping to organize a Beers and Blog for local bloggers [es] on Thursday, September 4.

El Salvador: Oral Histories Project

El Salvador: Memories of War and Hope is an oral history project created by Sofia Jarrin-Thomas. She posts both Spanish and translated audio clips of interviews with Salvadorans affected by...

Costa Rica: Lack of Transparecy with China

Dean Córnito of La Suiza Centroamericana [es] criticizes Costa Rican president for the relations with China and the lack of transparency with some of the financial agreements, which includes the...

Bolivia: Faith Restored in Institutions

Carlos Gustavo Machicado of Guccio's [es] has his faith restored in Bolivian institutions when the president of the National Electoral Court ruled that a referendum for the new Constitution cannot...

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