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14 August 2012

Stories from 14 August 2012

Sri Lanka: Time To Rethink The School Examination System

Pakistan: Economics And Secularism

Costa Rica: Cat Literally Drops In During University of Peace Class

Bhutan: Women Talents Galore

Pakistan: Fighting Stereotypes and Celebrating with India on Independence Day

Pakistan's mainstream and social media is usually fraught with issues ranging from terrorism and sectarianism to economic and power crisis. However, there comes a day, once every year, when even...

Tunisia: Sidi Bouzid Rises. . . Again

Sidi Bouzid, the Tunisian city which sparked the wave of Arab revolutions more than a year and a half ago, is once again simmering with a new wave of protests....

Lebanon: Bank Robber Filmed Shooting Army Officer

Hollywood's Next Go-To Enemies: North Korea and China

Syria: Assad Arrests Alawite Activists

UAE: Human Rights Lawyer Abdulhamed AlKumaiti Arrested

Yemen: Journalist Mohammed Al Qadhi Arrested while Covering Clashes

Brazil: Judge Orders Halt to Belo Monte Dam

Chile: Mapuche Women Continue Occupation of UNICEF Office

Arab World: Curiosity Rover and Arab Scientific Decay

Following rover Curiosity's successful landing on Mars, Arabs on Twitter lamented the miserable state of science in the Arab world: little scientific output and very few patents.

Caribbean: Regional Sports Academy?

Russia: Yekaterinburg University Begins Masters Program in Blogging & Political Journalism

RuNet Echo

Trinidad & Tobago: Flood Relief

Malaysia: Blackout Protest Against Internet Censorship Legislation

"#Stop114A could be Malaysia's most successful digital civil movement. Hacktivism at its best. Let's make it happen people."

Egypt: Front Page of Al Doustor's Consfiscated Issue

Saudi Arabia: Defending the Virtue of Syrian Women?

On August 11, Bader Al Domiat from Saudi Arabia tweeted a message saying there were around 300 Syrian widows looking for husbands. The message caused outrage among Saudi netizens who...


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