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11 September 2009

Stories from 11 September 2009

Azerbaijan: Good news… for a change

Following the detention and prosecution of youth activists in two of the three countries making up the South Caucasus, Thoughts on the Road reports that there is at least some...

Egyptians React to the Sudanese “Sin”

Sudanese UN female employee Lubna Hussein faced threats of imprisonment and flogging for the “sin” of wearing trousers in Khartoum - and her saga is far from over. Marwa Rakha...

Uganda: Nine Dead in Kampala Riots

Riots in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, have led to the deaths of at least nine people (BBC) as members of the Baganda ethnic group clashed with police and military...

Bahrain: Remembering 9/11

American Vernishia Renee, who is based in Bahrain with the US military, reflects on the anniversary of 9/11: “Today, it’s a new day in Bahrain…they say it’s safe enough for...

Arab Women… Minors Until They Die

Though blessed with inner strength that enables them to deal with the shackles of their culture, some Arab women are dealt with as minors who will never reap the fruits...

Azerbaijan: 9/11 and Islam

A day before posting, Scary Azeri tweeted that she needed to sleep on today's entry for the anniversary of 9/11. To mark the tragic event, the blogger takes a look...

India: Lisa Ray's Blog On Living With Cancer

Santosh informs that Bollywood celebrity Lisa Ray has recently been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and has started to blog about her battle with the disease.

Sri Lanka: The State Of Freedom Of Expression

Going Global comments on the state of freedom of expression in Sri Lanka: “Freedom of expression is largely seen as an unaffordable luxury by most of the intellectual crowd in...

China: Why Zhu Rongji remains popular

A new book of transcripts of major press meetings attended by China’s former Premier, Zhu Rongji (朱镕基), (the second-ranking leader) has immediately become a best-seller. As a statesman, he was...

Tribute To The Bangladeshis Killed in 9/11

M. Tawsif Salam at The Writers Club pays tribute to the Bangladeshi victims of the September 11 (9/11) attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New...

Afghanistan: Riots in Ghazni

Free Range International reports that there is a fresh round of rioting in Ghazni, Afghanistan. There are rumors the rioters were protesting the abduction and murder of Shams al-Din, a...

Ecuador: New Taxes Will Attempt to Help Economy

The Ecuadorian government recently announced plans to implement several changes in the tax code, as a way to boost employment and help the economy. However, several economic bloggers are concerned...

China: Interview with the CEO of duoban.com

Alice from DANWEI interviewed Ah Bei, the CEO of douban.com, one of the most popular social networking site in China based on users’ common interest.

South Korea: Prosecution for racist remarks

Korea Beat translated a news story on the country's first prosecution case against a Korean man for using racist remarks towards an Indian, Bonojit Hussein, who is teaching in a...

Brunei: Organizing a garage sale

Spiritual Garden from Brunei shares thoughts and lessons on organizing a garage sale.

Malaysia: Complaint vs telemarketers

Just Minishorts from Malaysia has a complaint against persistent and impolite telemarketers who offer various financial packages which she doesn't need

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