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8 February 2011

Stories from 8 February 2011

Thailand, Cambodia: Border conflict intensifies

The border row between Thailand and Cambodia has intensified in the past week as both countries exchanged fires killing several soldiers on both fronts and forcing the evacuation of nearby...

Iran: Protesting in the name of Egypt and Tunisia

Iranian opposition leaders, Mir Hussein Mousavi and Mehdi Karubi, have applied for permission to stage a rally in support of revolts in Egypt and Tunisia, on 14 February (25 Bahman)...

Latest Developments in Bolivia's Demands for Access to Sea

Egypt: A Star Shines on Tahrir Square

Tahrir Square, the epicentre of massive protests in downtown Cairo calling for an end to the Mubarak regime, saw the largest number of protesters today since the beginning of pro-democracy...

Pakistan: Karachi Literature Festival 2011

India: What Is Wrong In Being A Homemaker?

Egypt: Massive Protests Continue on Day 15

Nationwide protests continue to rock Egypt for the 15th day in a row, demanding an end to the Mubarak regime. As the crowds at Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo swell,...

Bangladesh: 100 Lashes For A Rape Victim And The Judiciary

Bangladesh: Dhaka During The Hartal Hours

Colombia: Coffee Farmers Face Challenges After Heavy Rains

Argentina: Expat and Argentine Team up in Entertaining and Informative Podcast

Cuba: “Operation Cyber-Mambí”

There has been much speculation of late as to whether the spirit of protest will find its way from Egypt and Tunisia to the Caribbean. If the lock on the...

Cuba: Entertainer Dies At 96

Trinidad & Tobago: R.I.P., Mighty Striker

Russia: Citizen Bloggers of 2010

After a decade in the wilderness, Russian civil society is finding a powerful voice online. Alexey Sidorenko and Oliver Carroll profile seven citizen bloggers who are leading this charge. A...

Jamaica: Bob, Our Hero

Azerbaijan: Support site for arrested youth activist

Cuba: The Reality of Revolution

Syria: Facebook and YouTube Unblocked, Among Others

Internet in Syria has been heavily censored for years. Seemingly harmless sites like Facebook, YouTube, and Wikipedia Arabic have only been accessible through proxies and various circumvention software. Today, that...

Angola: Zaire Province Forgotten

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