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21 February 2009

Stories from 21 February 2009

“Clinton should visit Brunei”

Peacelovekindness enumerates the reasons why United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should visit Brunei.

Iran: Disaster in Parishan wetland

Mojgan Jamshidi,an Iran based blogger and journalist informs us that thousands of turtles and birds were burned and killed after fire destroyed an important part of Parishan wetland. You can...

Iran: Pro Khatami web sites were filtered

According to news sites and blogs, Iranian authorities have filtered two web sites, Yaari News and Yaari, promoting the presidential bid of Mohammed Khatami, former reformist president.

Sri Lanka: Air Raid In Colombo By LTTE

Sanjana at GroundViews reports on an LTTE air raid in Colombo yesterday night with updates.

Bangladesh: Accessorizing Patriotism

Bangladesh Corporate Blog thinks that “a time has come when we need to ‘accessorize patriotism’ somehow”. The blog suggests that Bangladeshis should brand something as small as a Gamcha (traditional...

DRC: When it rains in Kinshasa

Cedric Kalonji describes Kinshasa after a heavy rain [FR].  The roads turn into lakes, but “high up in their 4x4s, the authorities are untouched by the problem, the result being...

Martinique: On independence and French “paternalism”

As the workers' movement in Martinique and Guadeloupe continues, bloggers in Martinique consider what it might mean for the overseas departments to become independent. le blog de [moi] finds the...

Libya: Movie Reviews

Libyan Highlander reviews some of the movies she has recently watched in this post.

Iraq: Rumours and Conspiracy Theories

Iraqi Pundit discusses the impact of rumours and conspiracy theories on his country, and the Middle East at large. “Rumours have traditionally done a great deal of damage in the...

Libya: At the in-laws

From Libya, American Khadija Teri attends a family gathering with her Libyan in-laws, and spills the beans in this post.

Jordan: Questions to God

Jordanian blogger Hareega asks: “Why did God create earth, humans and the whole world? Did he have to? Did he want to? Can God regret something he's done a very...

Iraq: YouTube removes video

Iraqi blogger Imad Khadduri complains that YouTube has removed a video he posted, citing a violation of its community guidelines.

Iraq: The Walk to Karbala

Laith walks for 67 miles from Baghdad to Karbala to mark the 40th day anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, grandson of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), who was killed in...

Iraq: At the Zoo

Iraqi Dentist shares his experiences in Baghdad – including a visit to the zoo, along with photographs – in this post.

Iraq: Light at the end of the tunnel

Iraqi Women praises a blogger friend, who helped her see light at the end of “the long tunnel of darkness.”

Iraq: The Irony in Al Zaidi's Shoe Throwing

Iraqi Pundit discusses the case of Muntadhar Al Zaidi, the journalist who threw a shoe at President George W Bush, during his visit to Iraq late last year. “I have...

Iran:”Religious blogs can be dangerous”

Manbarnet, an Iranian cleric and blogger, is surprised to read [fa] in semi official Mehr news site that “Iranian religious blogs that are not under control of official organizations can...

Angola: Presidential elections postponed?

As of the end of February 2009, there is still no schedule for the presidential elections in Angola, which were due this year. The main priority for the MPLA, the...

China: Eluding the Cat Investigation, Netizen's Power or Government PR?

In response to the netizens’ talks and comments about the “eluding cat” incident, the Yunnan provincial Publicity Department's Press and Publication Administration decided to form an investigative committee on Feb...

Azerbaijan: News site closed down?

Following a recent ban on foreign broadcasts in the country, the content of a leading news site considered more independent than most in Azerbaijan was replaced on Thursday with a...

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