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12 September 2008

Stories from 12 September 2008

Madagascar: Living abroad changes a man

In an article published in March, economists William Easterly and Yaw Nyarko noted that in Sub-Saharan Africa, remittances (money sent by immigrants abroad back to their home countries) on average...

Russia: Ukrainian NGOs Exporting Orange Ideas?

Estonia-Finland: Divided views on dealing with Russia

Russia: Getting the Message Through

Bahrain: Swapping plastic for paper

Saudi Arabia: Women and their drivers

Singapore: New rule for cigarettes

Singapore Customs announced yesterday that they are taking extra strides against illegal cigarette smoking. Beginning Jan. 1, 2009, in addition to the graphic warning labels that already line the shelves...

Showbiz candidates in Indonesia

Malaysian blogger arrested again

Philippines: Electoral fraud

Thailand: Samak out, but protests continue

Arabeyes: Daily life during Ramadan

In this post we look at different experiences of everyday life across the Arab world during Ramadan. We hear how Palestinians are coping in Gaza, how an Italian deals with...

Japan: Nike buys out name of public park

Nike Japan, the Japanese subsidiary of sportswear multinational Nike, will turn a public park in central Tokyo, Miyashita Park, into what they call “Nike Park”. The naming rights have already...

Kenya: The Looming Class War

Russia: Western Response

Haiti: Update from Cabaret

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Sexual Politics

Trinidad & Tobago: What's Wrong

Cuba: How to Help

Barbados: War Games?