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6 September 2008

Stories from 6 September 2008

Iran: Radio Zamaneh, a “radio for bloggers”

Radio Zamaneh (Persian: رادیو زمانه) is an Amsterdam-based Persian language radio. “Zamaneh” is the Persian literary term for “time”. Radio Zamaneh (RZ) is an independent broadcasting organisation, registered as a...

Saudi Arabians and their cars

Extreme car customizing, dangerous drift racing and incomprehensively dangerous stunts on the highways straight from Saudi Arabia.

East and South Asia: Suicide By Pesticide Ingestion Common

As World Suicide Prevention Day approaches on September 10, a new study reaffirms that suicide is frequently committed by ingesting pesticides in many Asian countries. The study analyzed preferred suicide...

Jerusalem: Varieties of headwear

Vika in Jerusalem describes the different form of head covering she sees around the city, including the kippah, shtreimel, taqiyah, keffiyah, and niqab.

Saudi Arabia: Extreme sports

American Bedu asks why the Saudi government doesn't control extreme sports, and shows two videos of racing as an example: “The Japanese version is done on proper tracks design to...

Saudi Arabia: The perils of shopping

Susie of Arabia, an American living in Saudi Arabia, gives a list of reasons why she hates shopping in the kingdom, which includes store hours, traffic – and her husband.

Cyprus: A New Water Solution

The Cyprus Blog posts a video of a humorous, yet innovative, way of solving the water shortage problem in Cyprus. Of course it does involve stealing the water from your...

Turkey: Diplomacy Via Sports?

Talk Turkey remarks on the historic World Cup qualifier match that will be held between Turkey and Armenia: “Although there have been opposition in Turkey about this historic visit, and...

Angola: Elections in pictures

Angolans are at the polls for the first time in 16 years - the election is still taking place this Saturday at 320 polling stations in the capital Luanda. So...

China: Iphonegirl a planned beauty?

Local media yweekend did an investigative report on the Iphone Girl issue and it is yet a mystery whether the story is a public relation plan. ESWN has translated the...

China: Handling of Yang Jia's secret trial breeds widespread discontent

As authorities remain silent, criticism regarding the handling of the Yang Jia police murder trial grows steadily stronger.

Libya: Rice, Oil, Gas and Foreign Investment

US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice arrived in Libya today, where she will be meeting with Libyan leader Muammar Al Gaddafi, who was once described by President Ronald Reagan as...

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