1 November 2009

Stories from 1 November 2009

Syria: Economic Woes

  1 November 2009

Ehsani, an economist and contributor to Joshua Landis‘ Syria Comment, elaborates on the divisions between Syria's top economy decision makers. The Commission for State Planning published a rare report criticizing Abdulla Dardari's, Deputy PM for Economic Affairs, liberal economic policies.

Syria: Sea Side Story

  1 November 2009

An English literature professor from the little Mediterranean city of Tartous and a Syrian-Canadian writer on a trip to her mother country exchange glances at a cafe called Sea Breeze. That's how Mariyah and Abu Fares chose to start their adventure, and their readers' new addiction. Yazan Badran has the story.

Bangladesh: Chinese Pressure Censors Tibet Exhibition In Dhaka

  1 November 2009

Students for a Free Tibet, Bangladesh (SFTBD), in partnership with Drik Bangladesh, a photo agency, has organized a photography exhibition on Tibet in Dhaka. A request from the Chinese embassy to stop the exhibition and a lot of threats from different quarters later, police prevented the launching ceremony today.

Taiwan: LGBT Pride on parade

  1 November 2009

The annual Taiwan LGBT Pride event was held in Taipei on Saturday with an estimated crowd of 25,000 people. Poagao writes about joining the parade for the first time. shuflies has a report and photos. The event's official photographers also have photos at flickr.

Leptospirosis outbreak in the Philippines

  1 November 2009

Leptospirosis outbreak was declared in several flood-affected areas of the Philippines. Health authorities claim it is one of the biggest Leptospirosis outbreaks in the world. Filipino bloggers react.

TV documentary stirs debate on Thailand tourism

  1 November 2009

A TV documentary aired on British TV last September about some of the issues hounding Thailand tourism generated an intense debate in the cyberspace. Here is a sample of reactions in the Thailand blogosphere.

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