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29 May 2009

Stories from 29 May 2009

Pakistan: Bloggers On Swat Relief Drive

Pakistan: Bomb Blasts In Peshawar

UAE and Saudi Arabia: “It's Gonna Be a Scorcher!”

The Hollywood film Ishtar, about lounge singers in Morocco who get caught up in an international plot between the CIA and the "Emir of Ishtar" is memorable but for one...

Bangladesh: Extra Judicial Killing

Iran:Bomb explosion killed 20 people

Bahrain: Swine Flu Arrives

Earlier this week the first case of the new H1N1 flu, or swine flu, was confirmed in Bahrain, arriving with a Bahraini student who had been in New York. Bahrain's...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Remembering Fr. Jean-Juste

Blogger tributes are pouring in for the late Fr. Gérard Jean-Juste, a Haitian Roman Catholic priest who was known by his admirers as a champion of the poor and an...

Egypt: Anti-Male Circumcision Campaign

In 2008 Egypt passed a law that banned female circumcision (FGM). Today a group of bloggers started a campaign against male circumcision. Marwa Rakha picks up the story in this...

Africa: Remembering Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem

Africa has lost one of its greatest sons, Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem. He died on the eve of Africa Day in a car accident in Nairobi on his way to launch...

Honduras: Strong Earthquake Shakes Country

Honduras awoke early in the morning of May 28 when an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale shook the country. Five deaths were confirmed, more injured, and slowly there...

Trinidad & Tobago: Police Presence

Jamaica, U.S. Virgin Islands: Cruise Control

Cuba: Sex Change Operations

Belize: Earthquake

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Schengen Waived

Jamaica, Cuba: Amnesty International Report

Zimbabwe: Is Movement for Democratic Change backing down?

Japan: Open access online journal Journal@rchive

China: Police harassment

China: Deng Yujiao Case Reporters Assaulted