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21 March 2012

Stories from 21 March 2012

Arab World: Netizens Turn to Twitter to Complain About Dust

A massive sandstorm hit the Gulf region, disrupting air traffic in Yemen, and closing schools in Saudi Arabia. Netizens from Yemen, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar turned to Twitter...

Arab World: Happy Mother's Day – Tribute to Martyrs’ Mothers

The Arab world marks Mother's Day today, March 21. On social networking sites, netizens send out congratulations to their mothers on the day. They also remember the mothers of the...

Video: Studying, Creating and Editing Videos with Cerebral Palsy

China: Debate on Kony 2012

The Kony 2012 viral video also drew significant attention in China. On the popular Chinese video site Youku, the same video harvested over 8 million views in a few days....

Mali: Facing Secession and Food Crisis as Elections Loom

Mali is currently facing critical challenges while preparing for the presidential elections on April 29. After the fall of Gaddafi in Libya, returning Tuareg armed groups posted there threaten to...

Spain: Are You For or Against EuroVegas?

The CEO of Las Vegas Sands, multibillionaire Sheldon Adelson, has decided to establish his next hotel-casino complex EuroVegas in Spain. If the Spanish government seems enthusiastic about this project, the...

Uganda: Kony 2012 Video Response From Ugandan Prime Minister

Uganda’s Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has taken to YouTube to respond to a viral video campaign launched by Invisible Children to raise support for the arrest of wanted war criminal...

Lebanon : Mothers’ Day Event in the Absence of Prisoners Detained in Syria

Iran: Jailed blogger released on bail

Iran: Iranians react to Obama's Nowruz message

Sudan: Why Clooney's Arrest is Both Good and Bad

South Korea: Photos of Politicians Staring at Revealing Photos of Ladies in National Assembly building

South Korea: Three Major TV Stations Protest for Fair Journalism

In South Korea, following one of biggest TV network’s desperate attempt to overthrow its president over unfair news coverage and corruption allegations, the nation’s two other major TV stations have...

Iranians to Israelis: “We Are Your Friends”

An Israeli Facebook campaign to say to Iranians “We will never bomb your country. We love you.” has received an answer from Iranians in the form a corresponding Facebook initiative...

Libya: Libyan Memes

France: Protests in Marseille against the Privatisation of Water

Jordan: 50 Things to do in Amman

Egypt: Women's Right to Divorce Debated in Parliament

The performance of the new Egyptian Parliament continues to stir debate on social media sites. The new parliament was seen as a move towards to democracy. However, the parliament continues...

China and Koreas: North Korean Refugees

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