Saturday, October 1, 2011

Weekend World Watch: Dam debate

* Asia: The Chinese Foreign Ministry proposed discussions with Burma after Burmese president Thein Sein suspended the controversial Myitsone dam project.

* Bulgaria: Approximately 2000 people in Sofia participated in a protest organized by nationalists against the Roma gypsy ethnic minority.

* Egypt: The country’s ruling military leaders proposed a timetable that would allow for a transition to civilian rule via presidential elections next year.

* U.S.: In the wake of the elimination of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays and lesbians in the military, defense officials will permit military chaplains to perform at some same-sex marriages.

Image – Reuters via The Guardian (“Burmese campaigners demonstrate in Malaysia against the Myitsone dam project.”)

Online Sources- Voice of America, BBC News, ABC News, USA TODAY

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