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16 February 2009

Stories from 16 February 2009

Thailand: International schools

Thailand: Scholar charged with Lese Majeste

Iran: Bloggers Remember 30th Anniversary of the Revolution

Thousands of Iranians celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution on February 10, by rallying in Tehran and other major cities in Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, delivered...

Arab World: Gasping for Air!

A massive dust storm engulfed the entire Arabian peninsula, leaving the people of Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates, gasping for air. Here are some...

Ukraine: The Plight of Irina Gavrisheva

Jamaica: Explicit music banned

The long-standing controversy over the appropriateness of certain music for public airplay has once again reared its head in Jamaica. Bloggers make their voices heard.

Global: Appointment of Saudi Arabia's First Female Deputy Minister Makes Waves

As millions of women the world over marked Valentine’s Day with gifts from their loved ones, one woman - in a country that has banned the holiday and labels it...

Egypt: Saddam's Nephew Blogging

Iraqi bloggers meet

Iraq: 25 Random Things

Egypt: Kareem writes from prison

Egypt: Pharmacies on strike

Zimbabwe: Why Arrest Roy Bennett?

“Why arrest Roy Bennett?,” reads the headline at My Heart's in Accra about the MDC Treasurer General and Deputy Minister of Agriculture designate, Roy Bennett, who was arrested Friday in...

Jordan: Bloggers Reflect on Valentine's Day

Bloggers' reflections on Valentine's day in Jordan varied between wishes for a happy day, and raising important issues about the holiday. Here is what some of them had to say....

Syria: Wikipedia in Arabic Unblocked

Cuba: Interview with Blogger Reinaldo Escobar

Cuban blogger Reinaldo Escobar is one of the few bloggers that has worked professionally as a journalist with official Cuban media. Now he is an independent journalist and runs the...

Mexico: Breaking the Kissing Record

El Salvador: A New Archbishop in San Salvador

Paraguay: Visit to Planetarium in Sajonia

Honduras: The Tourist Destination of La Esperanza in Intibucá

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