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19 November 2008

Stories from 19 November 2008

Sri Lanka: Radio Manager Detained

Bangladesh: Cox’s Bazar in the New7Wonders

Rollback in New Zealand's emissions trading scheme?

A little more than a week after New Zealand’s National Party swept away nine years of Labour Party rule, new Prime Minister John Key stitched together a coalition government. At...

Pakistan: More US drone attacks

Colombia: Government, banking and pyramid schemes

Colombians are buzzing in outrage after the collapse last week of several investment offices which were operating as Ponzi schemes and pyramids, where people would deposit their savings and receive...

Israel: Ceasefire with Hamas Ends

The temporary cease-fire (tahdiya) agreement between Israel and Hamas has come to an end earlier this month with an escalation of violence in the region and a re-implementation of the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Flood!

Trinidad and Tobago has been at the receiving end of some heavy rains over the past few days, resulting in severe flood waters that have immobilized commuters, compromised infrastructure and...

Japan: Asia 21 Tokyo Summit

Egypt on Fire: The Gloves and The Invisible Hand

On Thursday November 6th when Egyptians were celebrating Obama's Victory, Al Ghad Party went up in flames. You can read about the initial blogosphere reactions here and here. Today I...

Egypt: No Sexual Harassment Here, says the First Lady

Sexual harassment is a real threat in Egypt. A study shows that two-thirds of men harass women, and bloggers have repeatedly written about it -- but Egypt's first lady Suzanne...

Hungary: A Look at the Judiciary System

Bangladesh: Change is in the offing

Trinidad & Tobago: Up on the Mount

Barbados, Cuba, U.S.A.: Obama's AG

Jamaica: March for Peace

A recent upsurge in crime over the last few weeks has Jamaicans gravely concerned. Last week's discovery of the body of an eleven (11) year old boy was the latest...

Barbados: National Interest

Bermuda: No Obama

Guyana: On Being Authentic

India: Yankee Hindutva

Iran: No Country for Old Trees

About one year ago Iranian authorities ordered security forces to rid the country of ‘western influences’ and ‘immodesty’. Fortunately they soon backed off again. But this time green bloggers in...

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