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20 October 2008

Stories from 20 October 2008

Czech Republic: The Elections

Updates on the regional and Senate elections in the Czech Republic – at Dr. Sean's Diary and at The Czech Daily Word (here and here).

Egypt: Humiliating Sexist Joke

From Egypt, Zeinobia shares this joke about women – expressing her shock at how some women found it funny and laughed -despite its “insulting humiliating nature.”

Lebanon: Arabic Names

Reflecting on the meanings of Arabic names, A Diamond's Eye View of the World shares this list of the names of mostly Lebanese personalities – and how their names translate...

Algeria: Student Kills Teacher

“Staff and students at a university in northwest Algeria suspended classes on Sunday to protest the murder of a lecturer who was stabbed to death by one of his pupils,”...

Jordan: Who is Abdullah Al Barghouthi?

Jordanian Ola Eliwat asks: “Do you know who is Abdullah Al Barghouthi?” To find out click on the link.

Morocco: Reassessing Online Activities

Myrtus, from Morocco, is reassessing her online presence. Click on the link to find out why.

Somalia: Piracy not something to be celebrated

Open sea piracy is discussed by different video bloggers who speak on the recent Somalian piracy incidents, and a behind the scenes look at how governments are protecting World Food...

Thailand/Cambodia: Conflict over Preah Vihear Temple (Part II)

Who owns the historic Preah Vihear Temple – Cambodia or Thailand? Both countries are asserting ownership rights over the temple which led to a border clash last week. Several soldiers...

Dominican Republic: Winter Baseball Season Has Arrived

Summer is over in the Dominican Republic. And that can only mean that the winter baseball season is here writes Ahi E Que Prende [es].

Dominican Republic: Covering Dominican Fashion 08

Dominicana Moda 08 is a fashion festival held in the Dominican Republic, and this year several blogs have been extensively covering the event. This is a translation of the post...

Sri Lanka: A Sinhala speaks

An alien’s thoughts about our planet posts some videos of the Sri Lankan expatriate human rights activist Dr. Brian Seneviratne's speech discussing the Sri Lankan government's war against the Liberation...

Bangladesh: Milk and Melamine

Bangladesh corporate blog takes a satirical look at the controversy regarding the recent findings of melamine tainted milk powder in Bangladesh market and the government's inability to take quick actions...

Nepal: Integrating Guerrilla Army

ABC – Voices Sans Borders discusses about the recent controversy in Nepal on the proposed integration of Maoist & Madhesi guerrilla armies into the National Army.

Iraq: Once Upon a Time

Inside Iraq recalls the past: “Once upon time we were the cradle of civilizations. For many ages we were the rulers of empires […] Once upon time our identity was...

Kuwait: He Ruined My Pasta

Kuwaiti blogger Danderma tells us how her husband, inspired by Ratatouille, ruined her favourite pasta dish.

Tunisia: Favourite Applications

Tunisian nekrif introduces us to some of his favourite software applications.

Jordan: New Blogs on iToot

And Far Away, from Jordan, introduces us to new blogs added to blogging portal itoot.

Kuwait: Is Conform a Bad Word?

Kuwaiti Herolike asks: “When did conform become such a bard word?” “Today in class the majority seemed to agree that anonymous publications are perfectly okay, which is the romantic, idealistic...

Brazil: iGoogle’s Artist Themes with a Brazilian flavour

“Twin brothers and artists Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá along with fellow Brazilian artist Gustavo Rosa have been invited by Google to be featured in iGoogle’s Artist Themes which make...

Japan: Why are American researchers so productive?

Japanese researcher id:kaz_ataka at Being between Neuroscience and Marketing describes his surprise at the productivity of science researchers in the U.S., those at the blogger's lab in the U.S. producing...

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