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 today what appears to be the third terrorist attack with a bulldozer in the last eight months, writes Maya Norton, who reviews the reactions of Israeli bloggers in this post.

Myanmar: Blasts Hit Yangon

  5 March 2009

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

Nepal: Soldiers Mutiny A Concern

  5 March 2009

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 senior officers of the uniformed forces in Nepal as well.”

Pakistan: Sufi Shrine Attacked

  5 March 2009

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 savior from the current situation.

India: Responding To The Attacks On Pakistan

  5 March 2009

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 stability in the region”.

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 experience, I don’t know what does.”

Mexico: Stopping Video Game Piracy

  5 March 2009

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 their prices” and compares prices of the console and games in his country and the United States.

Cuba: Las Damas Targeted

  5 March 2009

“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 prison terms”: Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense thinks “it is one of the better moments on the calendar to remind...

Jamaica: Double Standard

  5 March 2009

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 sexual practices with each other”, Long Bench maintains that his position is an “irresponsible double standard.”

Barbados: Shaping the Economy

  5 March 2009

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 Barbados economy for the future.”

Trinidad & Tobago: What's your Policy?

  5 March 2009

“Can the Government appointed Board inspire customer confidence? Will Clico be run like the hospitals or the Ministry of Works? Can Agents promise it won’t?”: Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life wants to know if you would buy a CLICO insurance policy.

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