11 October 2009

Stories from 11 October 2009

Russia: 1994 Zikr in Grozny

  11 October 2009

Photographer Oleg Klimov posts photos (RUS) of Chechen men performing a zikr ceremony in summer 1994 in Grozny, Chechnya: “Some six months before the war. Most of these people are no longer alive.”

Oman: Bloggers Swine Flu Dance Off

  11 October 2009

As part of their on-going online and offline initiative to raise awareness about the H1N1 virus, Omani bloggers organized a new roadshow event in which sanitizers and information leaflets were given to the visitors of a mall in Muscat. One blogger posted some footage on YouTube.

India: Attacks On Indian Embassy In Kabul

  11 October 2009

Reacting on the recent attack on Indian embassy in Kabul, The Filter Coffee opines that without proper security measures “increasing Indian involvement in the development of Afghanistan only increases the number of potential targets for the terror consortium.”

Japan: Tokyo Vice

  11 October 2009

Japansubculture publishes an interview [en] with Jake Adelstein, author of the book “Tokyo Vice: an American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan” and former crime reporter for the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper.

Azerbaijan: Tea

  11 October 2009

Now based in the U.K., Scary Azeri in Suburbs looks at one custom that both English and Azerbaijanis have in common — drinking tea. The blog says that enjoying the drink is an important tradition for both nations.

Maldives: Gearing up for Copenhagen

  11 October 2009

A series of events and activities are being organized in the Maldives to bring the attention of the world to the plight of Maldives being affected by climate change. Maldivians hope that a fair deal will be made at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen scheduled for December 2009.

Barcamp Phnom Penh Attracts Regional IT Enthusiasts

  11 October 2009

The Cambodian Tech community hosted the Phnom Penh Barcamp earlier this month. In addition to a massive local participation, the Barcamp attracted participants from neighboring countries. The participants talked about technology and ideas on using IT tools for development. We have some images and videos from the two day event.

Peru: Renewed Attention on the Shining Path

  11 October 2009

Seventeen years after the capture of Abimael Guzmán, leader of the Peruvian terrorist organization Shining Path, a new movie and book, as well as several suspicious attacks, have brought new attention on the group.

Ukraine: “What Worries Ukes”

  11 October 2009

Foreign Notes cites the results of a Ukrainian survey, according to which “63% of those questioned were most worried about inflation, over 54% worry about low pay and pensions, over 42% were worried about unemployment, and almost 40% were concerned by political instability in the country. Relations with Russia? Less...

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