Archive for December, 2011

Late on Monday several thousand people took to the streets in central Moscow to protest against alleged fraud in Sunday’s parliamentary elections (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). (more…)

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A well-known conservative academic in Saudi Arabia prepared a report for the Shura Council, the country’s legislative assembly, to warn that giving Saudi women the right to drive would mean the end of virginity in the country. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Several reforms have been undertaken by Burma’s nominally civilian government which got to power earlier this year.

The latest reform was signed by president Thein Sein (photo with US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, from bbcimg.co.uk) and allows peaceful demonstrations for the first time, state media report. (more…)

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