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14 October 2008

Stories from 14 October 2008

Russia: Justification of Stalin's Deportations

Window on Eurasia writes about a new book that justifies ethnic deportations by Stalin.

Ukraine: Political Fighting and the Delayed Election

Foreign Notes writes about political fighting that is likely to postpone the snap election in Ukraine: “Ukrainians like a lengthy New Year and Orthodox Christmas break. If the VR elections...

Ukraine: Rally Against UPA

At Ukrainiana, lots of photos and video from a rally against the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, which took place in Kyiv today: “As expected, I found myself in the Jurassic Park...

India: Social entrepreneur helping the poor

In a Blog Action Day post Lalit Patnaik at Inside Out highlights one social entrepreneur who is promoting sustainable technologies such as solar electrification to families below poverty line in...

Pakistan: Daredevil elctricians

All things Pakistan writes about the daredevil electricians of Pakistan who risks their lives everyday to work on distribution and transmission lines.

Israel: Surprise Awaits a Soldier

From Israel, A Soldier's Mother has a surprise for her son when he returns home. Also click on the link to read more about why many religious Jewish families don't...

Saudi Arabia: What if the Prophet Were to Return to Saudi?

American Bedu asks: “[I]f the Prophet (pbuh) were to return to Saudi Arabia for even just one week, what would he think of what he sees today of the people?...

Iraq: Christians in Danger

Writing at Mideast Youth, Iraqi Wameeth warns Iraqi Christians living in Mosul are in danger.

Iraq: Stop the Persecution of Christians in Mosul

Marshmallow, from Iraq, draws our attention to the plight of Christian Iraqis in Mosul.

Saudi Arabia: The Commercialisation of Mecca

American Bedu explains how commercialism is making is way to Mecca, the holiest of Islamic sites, where residents are being forced out of their apartments and homes, to make room...

Jordan: The UN and Israel

Ali, from Jordan, reviews the UN resolutions passed against Israel in this post.

UAE: Just Human Blog Blocked

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia says that Just human, a popular blog from the UAE, has been blocked.

Kuwait: Mourning and Memories

Kuwaiti doctor and blogger Isolated Serenity mourns the death of her grandmother – and shares with us some memories in this post.

Saudi Arabia: AC Troubles

Saudi Wanderer [Ar] complains about the fluctuating temperatures and his struggle with the air-conditioner – turn it on, and you feel cold; turn it off, and you sweat.

Russia: Blog Roundup; Bailout of Iceland

Siberian Light posts a Russia blog roundup for October, and also writes about Russia's bailout of Iceland now and a similar initiative undertaken by the Soviet Union over 50 years...

Egypt: Epitah Blog Hacked, then Blocked

“Epitah is a famous successful dear blogress whose blog was hacked then it was blocked by Google,” writes Egyptian blogger Zeinobia.

Syria: Petition Urging Men to “Cover Up” Launched

Syrian blogger Omniya [Ar] has heard enough about people ordering her to cover up and that women are to blame for falling victims to sexual harassment. Now is her turn...

Guyana: EPA – To Sign or Not To Sign?

The European Union is ushering in the first phases of a new trade pact between regional territories and the 27 members of the EU. What's the big deal about a...

Argentina: Live Blogging at We Media Conference

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es] is providing live blogging commentary at the We Media conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Korea: Hangeul Proclamation Day

On the 9th of October, the day to celebrate the creation of the Korean writing system [Hangeul] returned. Since it was canceled as a national holiday, every year there has...

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