9 October 2008

Stories from 9 October 2008

Kuwait: YouTube Islam

Bu Ziyad, from Kuwait, stumbled upon YouTube Islam. “No points for creativity -I have a feeling some copy rights are infringed. Anyways I'm sticking to the other You Tube,” he notes.

Israel: Yom Kippur Riots

‘Yesterday marked the beginning of Yom Kippur, or, the Day of Atonement in the Jewish faith. It is a pitiful irony then, that it should end in riots accompanied with chants of “death to the Arabs”, following an attack on an Israeli Arab man who merely tried to drive from...

Kuwait: Dirty Handy Men

From Kuwait, Twenty Three & Enjoying Life shares her thoughts on handy men. “Jeez, this morning, the AC guy came to clean the AC. He left and the place is so filthy. Dust everywhere. Why can’t they clean up after themselves?” she asks.

Kuwait: Vaccines and Babies

No3ik, from Kuwait, shares her concerns about administering vaccines for babies. “a lot of ppl are shunning them for now and only giving them two years after birth .. to prevent some of what is believed to be harmful side affects (one of them is Autism!) and to give the...

Palestine: The Jews and Israel

Palestinian Pundit links to a story about a historian who claims that the idea of a Jewish people was “invented” and that “most of today's Jews have no historical connection to the land called Israel.”

Pakistan: Violence continues

  9 October 2008

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan informs that strings of bombings continued in Pakistan targeting the security forces in recent days as a direct response to the army offensive against Islamist militant strongholds in the tribal areas. The blog asks: “Will this still be seen as the military’s war on militancy,...

Bhutan: A kings dream

  9 October 2008

Expressions blog pays tribute to the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck recognizing that the nation’s dreams are shared fully by the new King.

Saudi Arabia: Business opportunity

Aysha Alkusayer has a suggestion for anyone looking to invest in Saudi Arabia: daycare. “Here’s what’s changing in Saudi. Young couples are moving away from their family’s house to wherever their jobs might be. If both mommy and daddy are working, comes the tough part of what to do with...

Madagascar: BarCamp Madagasca

  9 October 2008

Sixthman attended BarCamp Madagascar: “SA lot of people attended the barcamp and most of them were … bloggers. This was an opportunity for me to see some of them that I only knew by pictures through blogs like avylavitra, DotMg or Jentilisa – who talked about the Global Voices Online...