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21 March 2010

Stories from 21 March 2010

Azerbaijan: Reflections on Novruz

This weekend marked the official start of Novruz, the Zoroastrian holiday marking the beginning of spring. Bloggers comment on the festival.

Bangladesh: Mobile Based Donations

Japan: Brussels sprout in Kyoto

Lebanon: Runaway Maids

Lebanon: Billboards for Mothers’ Day

Lebanon: Baysour's Oasis Hoax

Lebanon: World's Richest Man Dropped By

Lebanon: Special Photographs

Lebanon: Environmental Awarness

Lebanon: Shankaboot, first Arabic webdrama

Tajikistan: Free speech vs. courts

Kyrgyzstan: Osh town redevelopment

Kazkahstan: Flood and the government

Afghanistan: Film archive survives or not

Uzbekistan: Economic purge

Afghanistan: Does Iran support the Taliban?

Afghanistan: Counterinsurgency is not just Talibans

Afghanistan: Did the US invade Afghanistan?

Malaysia: What's The Real Deal With Palm Oil?

Palm oil has become the target of criticism from environmentalists and green activists in recent years. Daniel Chandranayagam sums up the issues surrounding the impact of palm oil production in...

Singapore: Anti-Death Penalty Campaign

Singapore bloggers react to the death penalty sentence handed down by the High Court of Singapore to a Malaysian youth who was convicted of drug trafficking charges