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18 August 2012

Stories from 18 August 2012

Kuwait: The People Know Better

Kuwaiti netizens are expressing their disdain for an old-age tradition which gives the head of the tribe, or the Shaikh [Sheikh] absolute power. In a break with this tradition, they...

Colombia: 13 Years Since the Assassination of Jaime Garzón

Jaime Garzón, a Colombian journalist, lawyer, and pacifist, was murdered on August 13, 1999. Thirteen years later, the crime against Garzón continues unresolved. Colombians remember Garzón and ask for justice...

Turkmenistan's ‘Nepotistic Cleptocracy’

India: Government Bans Bulk SMS To Stop Rumors

Togo: Is Your Mobile Phone Tapped ?

Korean Protester Being Chased and Beaten by Japanese Right Wing Groups and Gangsters

Madagascar: Neglecting Endemic Medicinal Plants at Its Own Peril

Peru: Football Player's Airport Joke Triggers Security Alert

A bad joke triggered security alarms at the San Jose International Airport as the Peruvian national football team was about to take the flight back to Lima after a friendly...

Saudi Arabia: The Best Way to Tell your Wife You Married Another Woman

Egypt: Decoding Morsi's Ousting of the Generals

Mohammed Morsi's recent decisions to terminate the jobs of Mohamed Hussein Tantawi as Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and Sami Anan as the Chief of...

Yemen: Open letter to president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi

Cameroon: Contesting Magazine's “Failed States” Report

Bulgaria: Syrian and Iraqi Refugees on Hunger Strike

Ethiopia: Powerful and Political Church Patriarch Dies

The head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Abune Paulos, has died aged 76. Abune Paulos, spent the last two decades as the sole figure of the popular Ethiopian Orthodox...

The South Caucasus at the 2012 Olympics

This post is part of our special coverage of the London 2012 Olympics.   The three South Caucasus countries have been participating  independently in the Olympics since 1996, and they each...

Where is the flag of the Republic of China?

What Is A Chinese Orgy Actually Like?

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