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22 May 2009

Stories from 22 May 2009

Sri Lanka: On The End Of The Conflict

London Lanka and Drums highlights some Sri Lankan blogs and blog posts that have written about the end of the civil war and comments: “Whatever our views, whatever our race...

Bangladesh: Indian Elections 2009 In Bangladesh Perspective

Ambassador Serajul Islam's Political Blog posts an analysis of the Indian parliamentary elections 2009 in Bangladesh perspective.

Russia: Medvedev's Visit to Kirov

IZO links to LJ user rem-lj‘s photo report on the consequences of president Medvedev's visit to the town of Kirov: “His route crossed a railway track. So someone decided to...

Sri Lanka: Abuse, Disbelief And Bitterness Persist

The Sri Lankan government's civil war for over 25 years against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended a few days ago when the LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was...

India: Aid Collection For Sri Lankan IDPs

Madhat at Blogbharati informs about an effort by some Indians to collect aid from various Indian cities to help the IDPs (internally displaced people) in Sri Lanka.

Iran: Blogging against homophobia

A few Iranian bloggers wrote comments on ‘International day against homophobia' on May 17 and shared their concerns about existing discrimination against homosexuals in Iran.

Japan: John Roos to be U.S. Ambassador to Japan

Unexpected appointment of lawyer John Roos as the next U.S. ambassador to Japan: Blogger namekawa01 gives a high evaluation of Roos's close connections with President Obama and speculates that he...

Qatar: Abaya, Yes or No?

Qatari blogger Amal Almalki writes about the dilemma she faced when deciding whether to continue wearing the abaya: “I had to question and convince myself of what it means to...

Jamaica, Barbados: Calabash Kicks Off

Repeating Islands reports that leading off the readings at Jamaica's Calabash Literary Festival this year will be “Jamaican writers Velma Pollard and Esther Phillips, and Bajan poet Millicent Graham.”

Bahrain: No Longer Anonymous

Bahraini blogger Hala, who blogs at When it Beeps, has decided Bahrain is too small for a person to try to be anonymous – so she introduces herself to her...

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago:

Barbados-based B.C. Pires publishes a column by the journalist who exposed alleged plagiarism by the former Chairperson of Trinidad and Tobago's now-defunct Integrity Commission.

Trinidad & Tobago: Sulphur Story

As news breaks about the presence of excessive sulfur in the aviation fuel being used to refuel aircrafts in Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life criticizes the government's downplaying...

Jamaica: Look Behind

Jamaican diaspora blogger Labrish takes us to Cockpit Country, “The Land of Look Behind”.

Jamaica: By the Bye

Girl With a Purpose notes that Jamaica is in for another by-election, adding: “One unfortunate thing about this…is that Jamaicans will have to fork out another JMD $40 million, or...

Palestine: Remembering Al Nakba

Arab-American joint blog KABOBfest marks the 61st anniversary of the creation of Israel, commonly referred to as Al Nakba (catastrophe), saying: “Israel's foundation meant the dispossession of hundreds of thousands...

Syria: How to make stuffed zucchini

Syrian blogger Abu Fares shares a recipe for stuffed zucchini in yogurt sauce in this post.

Saudi Arabia: Beheadings in the Kingdom

Stilettos in the Sand, from Saudi Arabia, discusses beheading in the kingdom and notes: “The crimes punishable by beheading, or execution, are: rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking.”

Armenia: Eurovision Bribes

Adding to the existing controversy surrounding this year's Eurovision international song contest, In Mutatione Fortitudo says that Russian bloggers have been receiving emails from an Armenian offering payment for publishing...

Iran: Behrouz Javid Tehrani,prison and hunger strike

Several Iranian bloggers including Zarebin informed [fa] that Behrouz Javid Tehrani, a political prisoner and student activist, is in his 16th day of hunger strike and his life is in...

Iran: Fararu, a news site was filtered

Iran based Fararu news site announced [fa] today that Iranian authorities filtered the site. Fararu's managers got no information about the reason (s) of filtering. [update:Farau news has become accessible...

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