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16 March 2009

Stories from 16 March 2009

Azerbaijan: Novruz Eve

Sheki, Azerbaijan continues to update its readers on the coming holiday of Novruz with today marking Earth Tuesday. The blog says that the evening is marked by candle-lit meals on...

Maldives: Video Games And Violence

Abdullah Waheed informs that there could be at least 3000 video games sold per day in Maldives capital Male. The blogger wonders whether there is a link between the increasing...

Pakistan: Suicidal Attack in Rawalpindi

While Pakistanis were celebrating today's victory for Long March the country faced yet another suicide attack in Rawalpindi. “As many as 12 people, mostly poor people taking the local transport...

Ukraine, Russia: Social Networking vs Work

Svetlana Gladkova writes on Profy about how social networking often interferes with work being done in Ukraine and Russia: “In fact, as many as 69% of Russian companies already block...

Iran: Khatami abandoned presidential race

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi, former vice president and blogger, has published[fa] former reformist president,Mohmmad Khatami's resignation letter where he says that he abandoned presidential race and supports other reformist(s) candidate(s).Read more...

Pakistan: The Power Of A Judge

While discussing the recent political turmoil in Pakistan An Ordinary Citizen from Bangladesh comments that “a judge is changing the face of Pakistan.”.

Libya: From Dust to Dust

From Libya, Khadija Teri attends a funeral and writes about it here.

Dubai: “Manly Women” Not Welcome

Awareness workshops are being organised to rid Dubai, UAE, from “manly women,” reports the grapeshisha blog, from the UAE.

Egypt: New Fatwa on Divorce

The Middle East Blog reports on the latest fatwa (religious edict) from Egypt saying: “According to an Egyptian Sheikh, neighbours now have have the right to demand the divorce of...

Egypt: New Fatwa on Divorce

The Middle East Blog reports on the latest fatwa (religious edict) from Egypt saying: “According to an Egyptian Sheikh, neighbours now have have the right to demand the divorce of...

Dubai: Dress Appropriately and Behave!

“Dubai Executive Council issued a new law prohibiting inappropriate behaviour in public places of the emirate. Such behaviour is nudity, kissing, wearing “disrespectful” clothes and even holding hands. I do...

UAE: Leaked Salaries Making the Rounds

“Salaries of journalists and employees of the popular UAE daily, The National, were leaked recently and are flowing around the web,” writes Mohammad Zaher, from Dubai, UAE, who adds: “I...

El Salvador: Funes’ Acceptance Speech

Salvapress [es] publishes the text of Salvadoran president-elect Mauricio Funes victory speech.

El Salvador: Mission Completed in Election

Morrisoned of Hunnapuh [es] writes “Mission Completed” with the news of the election of Mauricio Funes for the presidency of El Salvador and writes that the country “defeated fear, defeated...

Lebanon: First Embassy in Syria

Blacksmiths of Lebanon report on the opening of Lebanon's first-ever embassy in Syria which seals the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Antigua & Barbuda: Election Lessons

playing with ink is glad the Antigua election is over, but still has a few nagging questions: “How much has been spent and wasted in this election campaign and how...

Trinidad & Tobago: Lack of Clear Vision

“Trinidad is so small that we can’t find criminals. We can’t find missing children. We can’t find a functional government or a serious opposition”: Attillah Springer is convinced that we...

Cuba: Reported Arrests

Blog for Cuba and Uncommon Sense both blog about dissident arrests on the island.

Barbados: Crime Threat

Living in Barbados thinks that “it is full time for crime stopping to be taken seriously here”, while Barbados Underground adds: “Barbados like tourist dependent destinations cannot afford to experience...

Jamaica: Payola

The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica is now getting advertisers involved in the process of cleaning up the airwaves – Active Voice calls it “a welcome move indeed. Hopefully the BCJ...

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