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12 January 2010

Stories from 12 January 2010

Madagascar: New Threats to Protestant Church and Free Speech

The beginning of the year in Madagascar has been marked with yet more protests where protesters have been fired upon and the harassment of those perceived as close to the...

Saudi Arabia: Honouring The Pakistani Hero Of The Jeddah Floods

At the end of November Saudi Arabia's second largest city, Jeddah, was hit by heavy floods, blamed on poor infrastructure and mismanagement of city works construction. Many lives were lost,...

Bangladesh: Living Dangerously

Bhutan: Everything Is Cheap In Phuentsholing

‘Nepali’ not ‘Nepalese’

Sri Lanka: Election Violence

Pakistan: Battling for Hearts and Minds

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Dear PM

Trinidad & Tobago: Taking a Hike

Trinidad & Tobago: Discussing Homophobia

Cuba: Bloggers’ Risk

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: CLICO Questions

Russian Official Proposes to Block Online Gambling Web Sites

China: Iranian Cyber Army aims at Chinese critics, misses target entirely

"The feelings of the Iranians were hurt by the Chinese people," writes one Chinese Twitter user after pro-government Iranian hackers attacked China's largest search engine, which prompted a counterattack by...

Lebanon: Robbed at Gunpoint

Iraq/Saudia Arabia: The Clerics War

Saudi-Iraqi relations have plummeted to a new low following remarks by Saudi Sunni cleric Mohammad al-Ureifi against Iraqi Shia Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani during a Friday prayer sermon. Bloggers react...

China: Controversial conviction of lawyer in corruption crackdown

With twenty gang lawyers arrested in Chongqing's corruption crackdown, the conviction of one last week has locals tired of lawlessness on one side and lawyers across the country seeing malfeasance...

Lebanon: Valet Parking

Arab World: Article on polygamy causes a stir

Nadine al-Bedair's article entitled "Me and My Four Husbands" has caused controversy and outrage amongst the Arab and Muslim blogosphere. However, there are also those that have defended her piece....

Egypt: A Country's National Debt

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