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24 March 2009

Stories from 24 March 2009

India, Bangladesh: Frail Relations

Vinod Joseph at Desicritics asks “Why aren't Indo-Bangla ties warmer?”

Azerbaijan: Referendum warning

Following last week's controversial referendum in Azerbaijan, Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines comments on news that the Council of Europe has warned Baku that it could be expelled from the...

Armenia: The price of success

Blogian says that passengers on local transport in the Armenian capital, Yerevan were recently impressed by the vocal talents of his 6-year-old niece. However, the blog notes, while talent is...

Sri Lanka: Combine Harvesters Take Over

Rajaratarala at Perceptions: musings of a renaissance farmer reports that this year more and more Combine Harvesters have taken over the job of harvesting from the manual labors in rural...

Colombia: Are Politicians Making the Most Out of Twitter?

In the last few weeks, as the race for the May 2010 presidential elections has started, two presidential candidates have decided to join the Colombian 'twittosphere'. But, after some initial...

Israel: The Language of Taxis

Rasha Helwa, who is a Palestinian citizen of Israel living in Acre (and describes herself as living in Palestine), has written a series of short posts at her blog Zaghroda...

Estonia: “Kevadväsimus”

Itching for Eestimaa writes about kevadväsimus – ‘spring fatigue’ in Estonian: “It is the yearning for sunlight and all of the earthly pleasures that you know must be right around...

Israel Boasts Top Researchers in Medical Marijuana

Caught with cannabis in Israel? It may very well go to a good use. Israelity reveals that Israel has one of the top medical marijuana programs in the world, treating...

Israel: World Leader in Water Technology Solutions

Israel is the world leader in water technology solutions with 75 per cent of sewage water recycled for agricultural use. Israeli water technologies are exported to more than 100 countries...

Israel: Boxes Containing Treats Blocked From Entering Gaza

Jam, biscuits, date bars, tea, sweets, and tomato paste are among the foodstuffs that Israel blocked from entering Gaza, Eva of Israel reports on Mideast Youth. Over 3,000 boxes were...

Israel: Thwarted Bombing Had Capacity to Kill 30,000

A bombing was thwarted in a mall in Haifa, Israel on Saturday night, ExpatEgghead reported. Israeli news stated that the 40 kilogram car bomb had the power to kill 30,000...

Palestine: Resistance – Not Charity

Marcy Newman writes at Body On The Line about the importance of resistance by Palestinians, not charity from foreigners: “the use of this word ‘humanitarian,’ to me implies that palestinians...

Palestine: The Politics of Food

Anne at Mapping The Margins describes her attempts to only buy food that is produced locally by Palestinians, rather than Israeli products.

Barbados: Suspect Arrested

Barbados Free Press and Bajan Dream Diary both blog about the recent arrest of a suspect in the Terry Schwarzfeld murder.

Palestine: Art as Resistance

Abdelfattah Abusrour, director of Al-Rowwad Culture and Theatre Center in the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, crossposts an article he has written about the use of art as a means...

Trinidad & Tobago: Pompoms

“I thought for a second I was hallucinating. Like I think I’m hallucinating when I hear some wild rumour that Papa Patos wants to invoke the Terrorism Act during the...

Cuba: Reports of Detainment

Both Uncommon Sense and Sunrise in Havana blog about reports that a photographer and a musician have been detained in Cuba “after offering their show of solidarity in Placetas for...

Trinidad & Tobago: A World of Orchids

From Trinidad and Tobago, My Chutney Garden says: “Orchid growing is not for the fainthearted.”

Cuba: The Black Cuban Woman

Havana Times republishes a mainstream media news article on a black, female Cuban blogger who writes about gender, sexual diversity and racism.

Azerbaijan: Cultural Clash

Scary Azeri in Suburbs remembers a visit from her teenage years to the mountain village of Ismailli. The blog says the trips were always a welcome escape from the summer...

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