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18 January 2014

Stories from 18 January 2014

Peru and Chile Await The Hague's Decision on Maritime Border Dispute

On January 27, the International Court of Justice in The Hague will make public its judgment in respect of the maritime border dispute between Peru and Chile.

Yemeni Activist Receives Death Threat on Facebook

Prominent Yemeni political activist and journalist Hani Al-Junid received a death threat on Facebook. The threat, by an anonymous person, warned that Al-Junid's "termination" was soon.

Lebanese Blogger Spoofs Study on Middle Eastern Women's Clothing

The question “How Should Middle Eastern Women Dress in Public” posed by the University of Michigan is attracting hilarious spoofs online. The content is so rich that an additional post...

Egyptian Blogger Nawara Negm Calls it Quits

Outspoken Egyptian blogger Nawara Negm is taking a break from blogging politics. On her blog, Tahyyes, she writes a long post explaining her position [ar]: انا مش لاقية طرف مش...

Hong Kong: An Outraging Elementary School Entry Examination Question

The answer to the question is “nothing”.

Chinese Rock Star Cui Jian Refuses to Sing Under Censorship

Rocker Cui Jian, whose song “Nothing to My Name” became an anthem for Tiananmen Square protesters, won't perform at China’s spring gala if required to censor his lyrics.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for China's Stock Market Reforms

After only two weeks of letting market forces set companies' initial public offerings, China's stock market authorities rolled back some of their reforms.

INFOGRAPHIC: The New Anti-Democratic Laws of Ukraine

On January 16, 2014, Ukrainian Parliament adopted a series of bills with a severe violation of the voting procedure. Nevertheless, on the eve of the same day the bills were...

Blogger and Commando Argue Russian Terrorism

As the Sochi Olympics approach, some bloggers argue about who is behind terrorist attacks, most of which take place in the part of Russia closest to the games.

Suriname Gets “An Eye For Art”

Srananart's Blog highlights an exciting new initiative, An Eye For Art: Every fortnight, an esteemed art critic discusses a piece of work from a Surinamese gallery's collection.

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