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23 August 2010

Stories from 23 August 2010

Egypt: My First Fast

Food Jihadist, is an American expat living in Egypt. She shared her experience of fasting for the first time in Cairo this year. Muslims are marking Ramadan, a month of...

Egypt: Egyptian Woman Vs a Woman….

Aliaa Elzeiny, an Egyptian studying political science at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, is reflecting on whether there is a different between “Egyptian Women” and “Women” or not.

Syria: A Muslim should be like a jar of honey

Syrian blogger Maysaloon reflects on a conversation that took place following the Tarawih prayers, after meeting Sheikh Abu Salem in a mosque in London.

Global: Spreading Peace Through Images

Recently, a group of young entrepreneurs and photographers came upon the idea of spreading humanity, good will and positivity through images. On Aug. 16, their project - International Guild of...

Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan risky countries to surf the Net

Writing on the AVG blog, the anti-virus company's chief research officer says that Armenia and Azerbaijan are the third and fourth most risky places to surf the web. Although the...

Chile: 33 Trapped Miners Are Alive

33 miners trapped inside a collapsed copper and gold mine in northern Chile confirmed on a small note that all of them are alive inside a shelter, thus revitalizing search...

India: Navi Mumbai Mangroves In Danger

The Navi Mumbai mangroves came into spotlight after the recent oil spill near Mumbai port. However, Debolina Raja Gupta asserts that they were endangered much before the oil spill and...

Guinea Bissau: Videos about Water Scarcity

Blog Novas da Guiné Bissau shares the video Bafatá Misti Iagu (Bafatá Wants Water) [pt], describing a project that promotes the access to water for 22.000 people in the city of...

Global: The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

August 23rd is The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. A series of events are organized around the world by various organisations to help...

Bangladesh: Court Bars Enforcement of Islamic Dress Code

Faisal at the Spittoon reports that a Bangladesh court has barred enforcing of Islamic dress code in the country and also stated that wearing of any religious clothing should be...

Sri Lanka: Much Ado About The Executive Presidency

In Sri Lanka, many politicians are calling for “the abolition of the office of the Executive President and revert to a Prime Ministerial system of Government”. Sisyphus at 1985 Mosquito...

Barbados: CARICOM Pappyshow?

As the Secretary General of CARICOM takes his leave, B.C. Pires is more convinced than ever that “the whole enterprise is one big pappy-show, an elaborate skulls that mocks integration...

Haiti: Beauty & Controversy

As controversy swirls around Haiti's representative for the 2010 Miss Universe beauty pageant, The Haitian Blogger says: “The assassination of Miss Haiti's mother was a terrible tragedy. Unfortunately the sad...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Haiti: Access Denied

Abeni has been following Wyclef Jean's bid for the Haitian presidency and says: “Now that Wyclef's candidacy has been stalled…maybe Wyclef's next bid should be ensuring that the media continues...

Costa Rica: Assessing 100 Days of Laura Chinchilla's Government

Marcelo shares [es] his concise and straightforward opinion on the first 100 days of Laura Chinchilla's presidency.

Colombia: President Santos and Human Rights

Valentina Díaz Gómez writes [es] about President Juan Manuel Santos and human rights in Colombia on her blog Realidades Colombianas. She hopes the media will report on human rights violations...

Colombia: Technology as Synonym for Jobs and Development

Carlos Correa writes [es] in his technology blog, Blog de Kloscorrea, about technology as a synonym for development and job creation in Colombia. He says the government needs to make...

Peru: SUVs Taking Over Sidewalks

Cyrano writes [es] about his friend Edgardo, who uses a wheelchair, and his encounter with an SUV which was taking over most of the sidewalk. The SUV made it impossible...

India: Why Rahul Gandhi Is Not Appropriate For The Prime Minister Position

Management Guru lists some points to explain why Rahul Gandhi is not appropriate for the Prime Minister of India post.

Cuba: Empty or Full?

“The truth is the rules of democracy and human rights agreements are instruments against which the government in Havana holds grudges”: Iván's File Cabinet wouldn't be surprised if Cuban prisons...

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