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2 June 2009

Stories from 2 June 2009

Iran: Bloggers react to mosque bombing

An explosion occurred on Thursday, at the Ali Ibn-Abitaleb mosque, the second largest Shiite mosque in Zahedan in Iran. At least 25 people were killed. Three men accused of being...

Palestine: American Students Visit Gaza

Gazan blogger Lina describes a visit by a group of American students to Gaza, which she really enjoyed. However she concludes: “This experience opened my eyes…left me really frustrated…I really...

Pakistan: The Plight Of The IDPs

Deadpan Thoughts writes about the plights of the IDPs of Swat Valley region in Pakistan: “Only about 300,000 people have been provided shelter in the camps set up by the...

Sri Lanka: Report From The IDP Camps recently returned from Vavuniya, the biggest town in the Wanni district of Sri Lanka and temporary refuge to approximately 300,000 IDPs. The blogger reports: “My overall impression after talking...

Costa Rica: Suspension of Activities by the Red Cross

The Red Cross in Costa Rica has decided to suspend services to urban neighborhoods on the outskirts of San José because two of its ambulances were attacked by delinquents. This...

Kenya: A nation laughing at itself

Is Kenya ready to laugh at itself? A new blog called Peculiarly Kenyan intends to make Kenyans laugh at themselves. Peculiarly Kenyan is "a testimony to the curiously Kenyan habits,...

Costa Rica: How to Prevent More Road Accidents

Worried about the fatalities as a result of car accidents on the roads of Costa Rica, Harol wonders what can be done and what punishments can help prevent even more...

Nepal: Energy Matters

Nepali Perspectives…. discusses the current situation of the energy Industry in Nepal and its perils and potentials.

GM Bankruptcy And Its Effect In South Asia

South Asia Blog discusses how the filing of bankruptcy by GM will affect South Asian countries, particularly India.

Puerto Rico, USA: Reactions to Sotomayor's Nomination

The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court of the United States has brought mixed reactions from diverse sectors. Being of Puerto Rican descent, blogger reactions from the island...

Peru: Deteriorating International Relations with Bolivia

In Peru, international relations with its neighbor, Bolivia, has not been the best as of late. Declarations by Bolivian President Evo Morales has called into question Peru's actions regarding its...

Jordan: A Guide to Taxis

Taking a taxi in Amman, Jordan? Ksharif has some tips to share in this post.

Saudi Arabia: Blog Blocked, then Unblocked

In Saudi Arabia, Susie's big adventure was blocked by the authorities – and then unblocked. “I am officially up and running now. Whew! I still don't have any answers as...

Jamaica, France: Extending Sympathy

Jamaican blogger Life, Unscripted, on the Rock remembers the “families and friends of all those who were aboard Air France Flight 447.”

St. Maarten: Book Fair

Repeating Islands reminds us about the 7th annual St. Maarten Book Fair, which starts this week.

Puerto Rico: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Blogging from Puerto Rico, Gil the Jenius suggests that “the next time…some church leader destroys a community, remember that the good is out there…and though the media…will rush to the...

Dominica: Tourism Potential

Dominica Weekly thinks that “tourism can do more, much more, particularly in meeting Dominica’s need for…sustainable jobs.”

Barbados, Haiti: Hurricane Season 2009

Barbadian Pull! Push! and Haiti Innovation rue the arrival of the 2009 hurricane season.

Bermuda, Turks & Caicos: Report Received

“After months of waiting, the Commission of Inquiry into corruption and official misconduct in the Turks & Caicos Islands has delivered its final report”: Bermudian blogger Vexed Bermoothes provides an...

Yemen: Humans Vs Baboons

From Yemen, Omar Barsawad takes a closer look at a colony of baboons living in the valley of Hadhramout, near Seiyoun, and notes: “Humans consider baboons – pests; we always...

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