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5 March 2009

Stories from 5 March 2009

Israel: Jerusalem Suffers Third Bulldozer Attack This Year

The first time it seemed like a freak attack: an anomaly separate from time and place. The second, it was a nightmare. Now it has happened again. Israeli news reported...

Myanmar: Blasts Hit Yangon

The Ayeyarwaddy reported that there had been two bomb explosions in Yangon, Myanmar on Tuesday night. Luckily, no one was injured.

Arab World: Birthday Food for Thought

Several bloggers from across the Arab World are marking their birthdays online with philosophical posts, describing their lives, hopes, accomplishments and dreams. Here's a selection of posts.

Nepal: Soldiers Mutiny A Concern

Lilu Thapa at United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal thinks that the mutiny of paramilitary soldiers in Bangladesh “should cause a serious concern to the policy makers and the...

Pakistan: Sufi Shrine Attacked

Talibans have blown up a Sufi shrine in Peshawar. Let us build Pakistan explains why they attack the shrines. Hasan Mubarak at Lahore Metblogs questions whether Sufism can be the...

India: Responding To The Attacks On Pakistan

Sandeep Bansal at Desicritics discusses how should India respond to the terrorist attacks on Pakistan and thinks that “it is in India's own interest to take the lead and ensure...

Nigeria: Nigerian Wants to Join Italian Parliament

Read all about Christian Okpara, the Nigerian who wants to join Italian Parliament.

Kenya: Video game teaches youth to avoid AIDS

Pamoja Mtaani (Together in the Hood) is a video game that teaches Kenyan youth how to avoid contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Jordan: Photo of the Moment

Jordanian blogger Naseem Tarawnah posts a Reuters photograph showing a Palestinian man sitting near the Jaffa Gata in Jerusalem's Old City and notes: “If this picture doesn’t personify the Palestinian...

Paraguay: “A Pencil for Me” Campaign for School Supplies

El Yacare [es] writes about a campaign called “A Pencil for Me” in Mbya indigenous communities in Paraguay to help provide children with school supplies.

Mexico: Stopping Video Game Piracy

The company Nintendo recently requested help in cracking down on piracy of video games in countries like Mexico. Tome Chango Su Banana explains that piracy won't stop “unless they lower...

Venezuela: New Stadium in Libya to be Named After Chavez

The newest football stadium in Benghazi, Libya is being named after Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez writes Venezuela News and Views.

Uruguay: Festival to Learn About Winemaking Process

On March 7, Los Caminos del Vino is organizing a Grape Harvest Festival in Uruguay where wine enthusiasts can learn about the entire winemaking process from the “vineyard to the...

Maldives: Is Democracy The Best Option?

Abdullah Waheed raises some issues and questions whether democracy is the best choice for Maldives.

Bhutan: Weather Dependent Harvest

Tshering Tobgay describes how dependent the Bhutanese farmers are on the weather to get a good or bad harvest.

Syria: Architectural Gems

Hidden Cities, from Syria, uncovers photographs of architectural gems from yesteryear in this post.

Palestine: Clinton's Visit

Kalash discusses US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's comments on Gaza and Hamas during her visit to the Middle East in this post.

Cuba: Las Damas Targeted

“This month…is the sixth anniversary of the ‘black spring’ crackdown during which the Group of 75 human rights and democracy activists, journalists…and other dissidents were arrested and sentenced to lengthy...

Jamaica: Double Standard

As the Jamaican Prime Minister reasserts his vow not to yield to pressure from lobby groups “to ‘liberalize'…unjust laws which overly scrutinize and punish some men for engaging in consensual...

Barbados: Shaping the Economy

Barbados Underground says that despite his availability to the media, “the big void appears to be the incoherent vision of Prime Minister Thompson on how he plans to reposition the...

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