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26 September 2008

Stories from 26 September 2008

Nepal: The money question

Blogger Dai comments on the news that 8 Nepali ministers including the Prime Minister are on foreign tour: “It would be great, if they could donate their allowances to the...

Jordan: Queen Rania the Blogger

Queen Rania of Jordan is blogging her visit to New York here.

Kuwait: Is Kuwait Being Finlandized?

Kuwaiti blogger Don Veto introduces his readers to the word Finlandization and asks: “Is history repeating itself? Is Kuwait being gradually Finlandized because of its powerful neighbors?”

Bangladesh: Remnants of terror

Black and Gray discusses the threats of remnant terrorists in Bangladesh and opines: “the imams of different mosques and other Islamic scholars can play a pivotal role in making people...

Pakistan: Fire exchange with US troops

Desicritics.org wonders whether the escalated tension and recent exchange of fire between US and Pakistani forces are “an engineered distraction”.

India: Ramadan in Kolkata

Cuckoo's Call posts some photos of Ramadan in Calcutta (Kolkata).

India: Kashmir problem

ABC blog discusses India's options in Kashmir.

Taiwan: The Return of Local Cinema

This summer, Taiwanese cinema is not only celebrating a comeback, but is also shining like the sun. No matter how strongly the typhoon hits Taiwan, movie theaters are witnessing hundreds,...

Egypt: Jihad Hackers

Is Jihad spilling from the ground on to the virtual world? Egyptian blogger Marwa Rakha writes here (and here) about how the internet has affected the ongoing debate between the...

Ethiopia: Let's talk about theatre

Ethiopian blogger, Arefe, writes “An Ethiopian actor who paid for Iago’s sin”: “The late Laureate Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin was the leading Amharic Shakespeare translator and his translation of Othello has been...

Kenya: A recycling center needs help

A recycling center in Kenya is looking for help: “The Karen Langata District Association (KLDA) runs a bottle bank at the Langata Link complex where residents of Karen and Langata...

Jordan: An Illustrated Accident

Jordanian Jad had a car accident and illustrates how it happened here.

South Africa: I quit smoking pot when I was 10

Khaya, the South African videoblogger, posts a video titled, “I quit smoking pot when I was 10.”

Africa: How to invest in Africa

Dani writes about an investment initiative for Africa, MyC4.com: “This is a web-based platform that allows you to look up a list of African entrepreneurs who need funding for their...

Jordan: Think before you Fire

Jordanian Jazarah links to a story from India where a mob of dismissed workers beat the CEO of their company to death with a hammer. His advice: “Think twice before...

Kuwait: Rabbit Outside the Mosque

Kuwaiti Frankom [Ar] found a rabbit outside the mosque … and shot it – with his mobile phone's camera, of course.

Jordan: Nothing Wrong in Not Knowing

Jordanian Qwaider remarks that there is nothing wrong in admitting that you don't know something.

Ghana: Using party colors in social functions

Is it appropriate to use colors of Ghana's political parties in social functions?: “The Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Seth Charles Oteng, on Thursday expressed concern about...

Japan: Mapping the News with Newsgraphy

Hatena user id:kaiseh introduces a news mapping mashup service they created [ja] called “Newsgraphy“, based on an earlier mapping service for Hatena blogs released in June (with much fanfare [ja])...

Japan: Kiki's Atashi Kanojo

Blogger Akihito Kobayashi at the Shirokuma Blog reports on his experience [ja] reading the winning work in this year's keitai shosetsu awards: “Atashi Kanojo” (あたし彼女) by 23-year-old writer Kiki. Although...

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