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[FIKR6] Arab Strategies for the Global Era

[FIKR6] Arab Strategies for the Global Era

1 Dec, '0712 Comments

500 intellectuals from over 30 countries have descended on Bahrain to participate in the Arab Thought Foundation’s FIKR conference, the annual think-tank that strives to make a change to the Arab world not by force or arms but those of thought. These gatherings have identified and provoked a lot of thought in what needs to […]

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Lost in translation

Lost in translation

23 Oct, '074 Comments

Some words and phrases just can’t be translated properly from one language to another; take this for instance: One might be forgiven for thinking that there is a new brand of spirits announced and being actively marketed. But the truth (excusing the endemic ALL CAPS) is stranger still! Isn’t it time that the translators are […]

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Impaired vision, or just deaf?

Impaired vision, or just deaf?

23 Oct, '076 Comments

Uh, do you guys see a glass hermetically sealed cage around his majesty in the following picture taken at the opening of the parliament’s second session on Oct 17th? I only ask because maybe the government which he is its ultimate authority doesn’t seem to have heard any part of his speech, especially the words […]

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Eid SMS Messages

13 Oct, '070 Comments

Following up from the original post about Eid SMS/txt Message in Nov ’04, let me update you with some of the messages I have received so far and challenge you into a competition: Choose the best and the corniest of the following and share you own too! 1. عيدكم مبارك Ùˆ عساكم من عوّاده 2. […]

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Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak!

11 Oct, '0710 Comments

May Allah accept your good deeds and reward you in this and any other life He bestows on you! While it is still not assured that we will be celebrating Eid (the end of fasting month of Ramadhan) tomorrow, as that is incumbent upon someone viewing the new moon, scientifically it is, and as far […]

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